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In the Dark

In the Dark Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: In the Dark is a big, full-bodied, dry red wine with hints of cherry, plum, and white pepper. Made from St. Croix grapes grown in our Mahaska County, Iowa, vineyards, Syrah, and Marechal Foch grapes grown in our Mahaska County, Iowa, vineyards, In the Dark pairs well with beef and other full-flavored meats. Serve at room temperature.

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.
St. Croix:
St. Croix is the one red wine variety that Elmer Swenson has released to date. It is similar to his white variety, Kay Gray, in that it is hardy, low acid and disease-resistant.


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