Characteristics of Cabernet Sauvignon
The grape people tend to associate with red wine.
• Aromas reflect the place in which it is grown, so a great wine to learn about Red Mountain’s unique properties. Can be more cherry on warm Red Mountain, although classic blackcurrant and blackberries are there too. Rarely ever smell green pepper because grapes ripen so well.
• Buds late, so often protected again an unexpected frosts—a rarity on warm Red Mountain, but a significant benefit in a colder vintage such as 2010 and 2011.
• Grape clusters are loose with thick skins, high skin to pulp ration
• Insect and fungus resistant
• Full bodies, high acid, tannic wines that age well