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Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County Wine Details
Price: $50.00 per bottle

Description: A special block of the Mazzocco Estate vineyards in the hillsides of Dry Creek Valley is the source for this reserve bottling. From pruning to harvest, this block was handled with extra care. The grapes were harvested October 8, 1999, with an average brix of 23.8. After fermentation with natural yeast, the wine was left on the skins for extended maceration. This refined wine was pressed and racked into small French oak barrels for 26 months, then bottled.

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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