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Buttonwood Cabernet Sauvignon

Buttonwood Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $24.00 per bottle

Description: The 2000 growing season was gloriously normal, producing ripe cabernet fruit with great flavor. The grapes fermented for seventeen days before the wine was pressed off and barreled for two years in French oak. Sporting flavors of dusty plum and tobacco with a pleasantly dry finish, 2000 Buttonwood Cabernet Sauvignon offers the best in Santa Ynez Valley cabernet: attractive flavors supported by gentle tannins.

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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