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Black Sears Cabernet Sauvignon

Black Sears Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details

Description: The Howell Mountain Black Sears 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon is representative of the vineyard it is sourced from. Firm tannins frame a wine that is exotic by Howell Mountain Standards. Light aromas of sweet herb and wildflowers give way to deep flavors of cassis and black olive, with mineral and spice notes. Long on the finish, this wine is a baby, and should age gracefully for many 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.


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