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1998 Founder's Cabernet Sauvignon

1998 Founder's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $65.00 per bottle

Description: The 1998 harvest gave Malibu Hills Vineyard an outstanding crop, with a cool spring and a warm, dry summer with extra hang time and enhancing complexity. While northern California had a challenging year, our unique location blessed us, producing clean, high quality fruit. The second vintage we deemed worthy of a Reserve.

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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