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Cabernet Pfeffer

Cabernet Pfeffer Wine Details

Description: Sgt. Pepper’s lonely grape? The few of those who are familiar with this seldom planted, and even more rarely expounded grape, may have assumed its name originated from the profuse white pepper character it exhibits. Local lore at the Wirz vineyard claims this was a grape selection from the late and locally infamous Mr. Pfeffer. Other loosely scattered information asserts that this is simply the red Alsation grape Trousseau. Only time and DNA will tell. What we do know is that this wine is extraordinary! These hundred-year old vines have created a wine graced with balance and outstanding fruit and spice character. This rare wine will intrigue even the seasoned enthusiast.

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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