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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $40.00 per bottle

Description: This is hands down the best Cabernet vintage I have ever worked with as a winemaker, and I have seen some great ones. Our '97 was named in the Top 20 Wines of the Vintage by the New York Times and this surpasses that one! Mother Nature hugged us and kissed us on the lips! The ultra-rich layers keep unfolding into new aromas and flavors as the wine opens up...both red and black currants push forward mixed with exotic spice and roasted coffee and cocoa. Always in balance but never ending as vibrant aromas of violets and sandalwood embrace the juicy plums and berries. The ripeness and sheer size of this wine is impossible to miss, but not due to any one element of power but the force of the complexity. I feel blessed as a winemaker to have been given the gifts from these Napa Valley vineyards in 2001. The wine is firm but supple. Drinkable yet age-worthy. Masculine but sensual. Balanced beyond belief! My descriptors could go one for hours just like the finish of this wine! If you are a Cabernet lover, then you deserve to love this wine.

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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