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Jacquelynn Cuvèe

Jacquelynn Cuvèe Wine Details

Description: This limited release is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and14% Cabernet Franc sourced from premium Napa Valley hillside vineyards. The 2002 vintage is dark and intense with aromas of blueberry and cocoa that lead to a solid core of rich black currant. On the palate this wine exhibits tremendous density and concentration, yet retains exquisite balance with well integrated tannins and a smooth lingering finish. This Cabernet Sauvignon based blend marks the first release from Joshua & Jacquelynn Peeples continuing the tradition of family winemaking for Chateau Boswell Winery.

Varietal Definition
Cabernet Franc:
Cabernet Franc is an accessible, spicy, herbal, dark blue grape variety that is often compared to Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannin than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish. Sometimes the French refer to Cabernets, which could mean either of the two grapes. Its typical aromas include an herbaceous and pronounced peppery nose, even in ripe fruit, and something eerily like tobacco. The Cabernet Franc ripens at an earlier stage, which gives it reason to exist in the Bordeaux area. In the Loire, where we find it a lot, it gives a clear red fresh and fruity wine.
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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