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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $26.00 per bottle

Description: Blacksmiths 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon was made from 100% cabernet sauvignon grapes from Washington's Columbia Valley. The wine was fermented and aged in 100% French oak barrels for 3 years. Deep garnet color. Ripe red cherry nose with complex spice, smoke, and vanilla notes. Forward fruit on the palate, supported by a substantial structure. Balanced oak and long-lasting fruit on the 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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