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Destiny Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Franc Rose

Destiny Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Franc Rose Wine Details
Price: $14.00 per bottle

Description: More than just a "Rosé Revival" this one is proof that Rosé's are back for a reason. Pleasing the palate from start to finish with layers of sexiness. The 2005 Rosé was made from Cabernet Franc and the vibrant ruby red hue of this crisp, refreshing summertime gem dances in the glass with layers of strawberry jam. This food friendly delight is full of character with hints of ripe red berries and floral tones that give way to a bright refreshing finish. Served chilled.

Varietal Definition
Cabernet Franc:
Cabernet Franc is an accessible, spicy, herbal, dark blue grape variety that is often compared to Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannin than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish. Sometimes the French refer to Cabernets, which could mean either of the two grapes. Its typical aromas include an herbaceous and pronounced peppery nose, even in ripe fruit, and something eerily like tobacco. The Cabernet Franc ripens at an earlier stage, which gives it reason to exist in the Bordeaux area. In the Loire, where we find it a lot, it gives a clear red fresh and fruity wine.
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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