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Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Columbia Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details

Description: The 2002 Columbia Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from McKinley Springs Vineyard in Washington’s newest appellation, Horse Heaven Hills. It was aged in 100% new French oak for 25 months. The alcohol by volume is 15.1%, pH is 3.51, and titratable acidity is 0 .6g/ml. Only 75 cases, bottled January, 2005.

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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