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DeLille Cellars Grand Ciel

DeLille Cellars Grand Ciel Wine Details

Description: This wine’s black-brick color announces the concentration that follows. There are diverse aromas of cedar, plums, tar, leather, Bordeaux-style herbs and spices, olives, black fruits and tobacco. The tannins are firm yet silky and classy. All the fruit, oak, acidity and alcohol are completely balanced and harmonious. The flavors exhibit impressive black fruit and black cherry concentration. The wine has a deep and expansive mouth feel. This is a “complete wine” that is delicious, complex, concentrated and a very long, lingering finish.

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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