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Mélange Wine Details
Price: $12.99 per bottle

Description: A blend of four grapes, this wine exhibits the distinct characteristics of the two main grapes with the peppery Lemberger and hearty Cabernet Sauvignon, both from Eastern Washington. Aged 18 months in oak and blended prior to bottling, this wine should age well and will be at it’s best in 2007. It pairs well with hearty dishes.

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.
Also known as the Blauer Limberger or Limberger. The latter name is used for the grape where found in Washington state in the U.S., which has sizable plantings of this variety at last report.


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