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Dry Creek Two Moon Cabernet Sauvignon

Dry Creek Two Moon Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $55.00 per bottle

Description: The 2003 vintage represents August Briggs’ first release of this vineyard designated Cabernet Sauvignon from Stan Simpson’s remote “Two Moon Vineyard”. Located on a steep slope in the western mountains above the Dry Creek Valley floor, this vineyard is appealing because of it’s razor thin soils and high altitude. All of these factors add up to a minimal crop level which produces high intensity fruit with substantial tannins.

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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