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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details

Description: 2001 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon “Making a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has been a goal for us because of Beringer’s strong foundation and rich heritage in the Napa Valley. Finally in 2001, we were able to take advantage of the great fruit we were getting from our maturing replanted vineyards to craft a wine that is focused on the fruit forward, lush, mouth-filling characters of our vineyards that are planted on some of Napa Valley’s alluvial fans. Like our Private Reserve Cabernet, it’s an expression of the Napa Valley, but with stylistic differences that speak more of the terroir created by ancient rivers and glaciers, and less of the mountains.” -Ed Sbragia, Winemaster

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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