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Rock Cairn Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Rock Cairn Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $75.00 per bottle

Description: Lack of rain in the late winter and early spring were a bit of a concern for this dry-farmed vineyard because we began the growing season with drier-than-usual soils. Vine vigor looked average and fruit set was good as we entered the summer. Low humidity and a few heat spikes led to higher sugars, however, we waited to pick until we had ripe flavors and mature tannins. Yields were slightly down due to the lower humidity, but flavors were more concentrated than ever before.

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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