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Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon

Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details
Price: $14.95 per bottle

Description: This Cabernet Sauvignon is made from grapes grown in the Wente family vineyards located in the famous Livermore Valley just twenty-five miles east of the San Francisco Bay. The 2005 vintage was aged for 10 months in a combination of American and French oak barrels. The tannins are smooth, making this a great pair with roasted and grilled meats, or fuller flavored fish such as salmon and ahi tuna. Derived from the Wente family’s estate grapes grown in the Livermore Valley appellation of San Francisco Bay. Over the years, this Cabernet Sauvignon has been highly rated; in fact the Wine Spectator selected it as one of the top ten best buys in the world.

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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