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St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 1886

St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 1886 Wine Details
Price: $75.00 per bottle

Description: 2003 St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 1886 The Cabernet Sauvignon 1886 is our flagship wine. Each vintage, we craft the bottling of this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon by choosing the vineyard blocks that best express the flavor profile of the Estate. The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon 1886 is seductive, with a rich, supple texture and concentrated black cherry, mocha and plum flavors. The finish is a complex layering of currant, earthy spice and leather that lingers along with the lusurious, fine 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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