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Cabernet Sauvignon “MOOSE VALLEY VINEYARD” NAPA VALLEY Wine Details
Price: $100.00 per bottle

Description: Deep, ripe and intense, the aromas on this Cabernet Sauvignon are of baked sweet plums, dark chocolate-coated raspberries, and (of course) the signature of the D. R. Stephens Cabernets, the note of blueberry pie. These fruit impressions are interwoven with subtle hints of mocha, vanilla and warm nutmeg. The palate impression is immediately broad, rich and full, with forward warm cherry, plum and cassis flavors. Soft tannins surround the sweet, fruit-forward flavors, which linger through the finish. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, entirely produced from the Stephens Estate in St. Helena was harvested in early October 2002, then aged in 100% new French Oak barrels for 22 months.

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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