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Cabernet Sauvignon Vinland Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon Vinland Estate Wine Details
Price: $26.95 per bottle

Description: Vintage 2001. This selection of the four most outstanding barrels from our Vinland Estate vineyard has proven one of the most elegant Cabernet Sauvignons we have ever produced. Harvested from eighteen year old vines, the concentrated flavors are enhanced by fifteen months of aging in French and American oak barrels, and are unfined and unfiltered. This wine has a soft, lovely balance of raspberry, cherry, toasted oak, tobacco, and a hint of chocolate that lingers on the palate. Drink over the next three to five years.

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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