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1998 Cabernet Sauvignon

1998 Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: As sophisticated & voluptuous as a Cardinal’s robe by candlelight, yet with a slightly disreputable air which nicely offsets the wine’s profound cassis & black cherry core. A nicely structured Cabernet, exhibiting finesse in a Continental vein, & if you’ve managed to swallow the foregoing fat hyperbolic pile, then you get 3 points & a free cracker. Beyond that, give some thought to enjoying this wine on an evening with friends, candle light, crisp duck with a cherry glaze, or rack of lamb with fried yucca & herbs. Grapes: Lone Madrone Vineyard in the York Mountain appellation. Ageability: how about fourteen years? Cases produced: three hundred & five plus 2 bottles.

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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