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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $40.00 per bottle

Description: This is a rich, mouth-filling wine with loads of fruit, soft tannins and a long smooth finish. It is deep red to purple in color with aromas of blackberries, ripe plums, and red currants. In the mouth, the wine has a supple richness with hints of vanilla and mocha. The 2001 vintage was an exceptional year in the Napa Valley and McKenzie-Mueller’s Cabernet Sauvignon perfectly reflects the promise and expectations of that year. 890 cases produced. Silver medal winner at the 2005 San Diego International Wine Competition, 2005 Monterey Wine Competition, 2005 Dallas Morning News Wine Competition, 2005 Grand Harvest Awards Wine Competition and the 2005 California State Fair Wine Competition.

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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