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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $13.00 per bottle

Description: If you are a fan of Erath Cabs, we have bad news for you. This is our final vintage. Fortunately, the 2001 vintage will be a grand curtain call for you Cab lovers. This variety benefits from a really long growing season, which we had in 2001. The result is a real sturdy and flavor-filled rendition with lots of cassis, wild blackberry, and mint flavors to go with the hint of bell pepper. For the money, you just can not go wrong with this classic food-friendly style of Cab.

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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