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Carpenter Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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

Description: A mild spring led way to a beautiful summer in 2002. Warm days and cool nights yielded good ripening conditions for the fruit. Low humidity at the end of September really concentrated fruit flavors and we had to enhance our irrigation regime to keep the fruit on the vines a bit longer to ensure maximum maturity.

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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