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Tench Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Tench Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $75.00 per bottle

Description: Mild spring conditions were ideal for the vines in 2002 and the vineyard was well balanced. The crop looked a bit lighter than last year and proved to be down at harvest. Warm temperatures prevailed into the summer and the heat and low humidity at the end of September required strict irrigation practices due to the rocky soils. The old vines carried fruit that matured slowly and we needed to hang the fruit until mid-October before we developed the nice blueberry flavors that distinguish this vineyard.

Varietal Definition
Cabernet Sauvignon:
Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted and significant among the five dominant varieties in France’s Bordeaux region, as well as the most successful red wine produced in California. Though it was thought to be an ancient variety, recent genetic studies at U.C. Davis have determined that Cabernet Sauvignon is actually the hybrid offspring of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon berries are small with black, thick and very tough skin. This toughness makes the grapes fairly resistant to disease and spoilage and able to withstand some autumn rains with little or no damage. It is a mid to late season ripener. These growth characteristics, along with its flavor appeal have made Cabernet Sauvignon one of the most popular red wine varieties worldwide.


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