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1999 Cabernet Sauvignon

1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $36.00 per bottle

Description: Cabernet Sauvignon is something altogether special & as profoundly rich a wine as ever I’ve been associated with. This wine calls for an elegant dinner based on red flesh, rich & saucy, something you can really sink your talons into. It has the intense staining quality of ripely dark wild mulberry, a multiplexed layering of darkest chocolate with cherry coulis, cinnamon & a number of exotic spices I don’t recognize, pungent earthy notes, hints of cedar & leather, fully mouth watering, a complete experience sliding down the throat. I do believe that I even detected the wafting perfume of flowering barrel cactus when I set my tongue & nose to a glass this morning . . . purely to arrive at this description, you understand. Grapes: Lone Madrone Vineyard in the York Mountain area. Ageability: a long, long time.

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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