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Ilsley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Ilsley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $48.00 per bottle

Description: The 2001 is a rich, almost opaque black beauty with a deep purple edge. Aromas of crushed berry and dark chocolate lead to a perfume of rose petal and exotic spice. Layers of black fruit follow with good saturation, a solid core of plum and a touch of sweet vanilla. The standout feature here has to be the velvety feel from start to finish! This is beautiful Cabernet, the expressive fruit, refined tannins and endless finish make it very rewarding to drink in its youth. Best now through 2010.

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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