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BoaVentura de Caires Cabernet Sauvignon Blue Label

BoaVentura de Caires Cabernet Sauvignon (Blue Label) Wine Details
Price: $43.00 per bottle

Description: Our Blue Label 2003 Cabernet is a naturally-fermented, small-lot wine that was barrel-aged for 26 months in new French oak. We hand selected the grapes for this decadent vintage from our lower vineyard, thus giving it a smooth, supple body with rich, fruity tones and a long, full finish.

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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