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Cardinale Wine Details
Price: $120.00 per bottle

Description: Classic Cabernet Sauvignon flavors and bountiful aromas of ripe blackberry, dark chocolate, tobacco and slight rosemary deliver through to the palate. This is a structurally dense wine with very approachable entry tannins. The flavors carry over to focused tannins on a lengthy finish, providing a wonderful combination of power and sophistication. Drink now for power, with ability to hold for 10-15 years.

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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