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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $28.00 per bottle

Description: The 2002 Joullian Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect, elegant foil to the powerful 2001...both wines have nearly identical concentration of black fruit and anise flavors, but the 2002 tannins are silky and the nose is perfumed versus the fruity, massive 2001. Ladies and Gentlemen, vintage does make a demonstrable (positive) difference in great appellations like Carmel Valley.

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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