2009 North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve — $48
Vineyard Location: North Coast
Varietal Composition: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Cooperage: 65% New, 35% Used
Quantity Produced: 38 cases
Aroma: Cherry, raspberry, strawberry & bright fruit
Palate: Dark plum, black cherry & savory spice
Finish: Lingering velvet tannins
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 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.
1 - 2 cases: 10% off,
3+ cases: 15% off
(does not apply to Library & Reserve wines).
Mixed cases allowed. Wine club members are given an additional 5% off on all purchases.