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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $16.95 per bottle

Description: A rich full-bodied Cabernet with berry flavors and a slight chocolate character. Silver Medal at the Lone Star International Wine Competition (August 2003). Bronze Medal at the Texas Open (September 2003) We first introduced Cabernets in 1995. Blue Mountain Winery has earned numerous awards for our distinctive cabernets. The 2001 vintage is a worthy successor to our earlier vintages.

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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