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1999 Cabernet Sauvignon

1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details

Description: Oregon-Columbia Valley-McDuffee Vineyard. Here it is again, on your mark, get set…GO! Our best effort yet from this wonderful Mill Creek Valley site south of The Dalles. This fruit has that solid, intense Cabernet character - a little tobacco leaf, some briar and blackberry, and even a touch of dill thrown in for good measure. Maturation in lots of medium toast French oak has complimented the currant flavors and aroma. The formidable structure has been tamed by our requisite year of bottle age so that the flavors are crisp and pronounced without overwhelming your mouth in tannin. This wine definitely opens up with a little time in your glass. We love it paired with a thick, peppered T-bone steak on a bed of arugula topped with fresh shaved parmesan cheese (that's "Tagliata" in Italia). Only 100 cases were produced so be sure and stock up as this wine always sells out fast.

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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