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Iconoclast Wine Details
Price: $58.00 per bottle

Description: One can almost see them with their deceptively demure demeanor, wine glass in hand reveling in the adoration of all around them -the embodiment of class- the confluence of desire and dissent. Amidst a lingering haze of cigar smoke sits the Opulent –cherries, blackberries, blueberries, and currants- and the Suave –clove, sage, white pepper, and anise. Situated across the palate stands the Jokester –raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, and currants- awash in the cheer of all, basking in the complexities of history. Serendipitous in its contrasting style, making even its harshest critics smitten with desire, lies Amore –violets, cocoa, black cherries and blackberries- endearing itself forever into the annals of your heart. But lying in wait, finishing this quintet of quintessence is the Charmer, whose arrogant charisma keeps bringing you back for more, stating this is no novelty, and will be around for years to come.

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.
Syrah is the eight hundred pound gorilla of Rhone grapes! In the vineyard and the winery, Syrah is typically an easy grape to work with - healthy, early ripening, resistant to mildew and rot; suitable for winemaking in a variety of styles. The wines from Syrah are tannic without being harsh. The wines will have a taste and smell of dark blue fruit like blackberries and blackcurrant, with a strong spicy side where one can find freshly ground pepper and other spices. Syrah is famous for its part in the French blends, such as Côtes du Rhone and Châteauneuf du Pape.


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