Home   Map   Blog Roll   WineCompass   Wine 101   My Compass 

Viking Port of Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Viking Port of Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: The Viking Estate Vineyard was planted in 1991 on a steep, south-facing clay and calcareous hillside west of Paso Robles at an elevation of 1,700 feet. The vineyard contains 12 acres of cabernet sauvignon. Spacing is 8 feet by 4 feet, with a density of 1,361 vines per acre. Because yields are low, the Viking Vineyard harvest is considered in pounds per vine rather than tons per acre. In 2001, a section of the vineyard became overripe, and while standing around drinking one day, we wondered what would happen if we took the already powerful Viking Cab and pumped it up a little. Bam! Good night Gracie.

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.


Back to Adelaida Cellars information