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Henry V

Henry V Wine Details
Price: $67.50 per bottle

Description: This was the first year that we successfully set and ripened all of the five Bordeaux varietals. Each was fermented separately using CSM and BDX yeasts and aged 16 months in small oak barrels. Cabernet Sauvignon drives the blend with the other varietals bringing supporting components to the composition. The 2001 Henry V has a smoky, spicy nose with violets leading to a rich mouth with berries, cedar and cigar box, and ending with a lingering finish. Enjoy with grilled meats, sharp cheeses, tomato based sauces and chocolate.

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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