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Cabernet Sauvignon Andrews-Horse Heaven Ranch

Cabernet Sauvignon Andrews-Horse Heaven Ranch Wine Details

Description: The second release of our Andrews Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a limited production wine created by selecting a few of the best barrels among the two different blocks from this acclaimed vineyard on the Horse Heaven Hills. A small amount of Malbec lends intense floral and red fruit notes to this complex wine. An attractive ruby color, this elegant Cabernet Sauvignon shows an intense nose with vibrant Bing cherry and vanilla aromas. The well-balanced palate offers juicy Bing cherry flavors with refined tannins and a concentrated finish that hints at tobacco leaf, cocoa powder and oak. This Cabernet Sauvignon is very enjoyable upon release and will only improve within the next three years due to a well balanced acidity. Enjoy this wine paired with rich foods such as seared duck breast with cherry compote, grilled flank steak with nectarine salsa and roasted

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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