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Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa County/Sonoma County

Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa County/Sonoma County Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: Bright raspberry, cherry and cassis fruit form the center of this wine. Around this fruit core are finely integrated clove, cinnamon, anise and cedar cigar box notes. The broad shouldered Cab tannins are smoothed with oak sweetness and vanillin. While this wine will gracefully evolve for 5 to 7 years, the fine balance of bright Napa and Sonoma Cabernet fruit and elegant complexity will delight your senses now.

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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