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Cabernet Sauvignon, Lone Oak Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon, Lone Oak Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $28.00 per bottle

Description: The 1999 Lone Oak Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% estate-bottled Cabernet Sauvignon. These grapes were picked in four small lots in September 1999 with a median brix of 22.8. The wine was fermented to dryness in small, 100-gallon bins with punchdown four times a day. The wine was then pressed off the skins and aged in eleven French oak barrels for 20 months. 1,127 cases were bottled in August 2001.

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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