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Moon Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Moon Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California

Price: $19.49
Item No. 88655
  • WE89
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Winemaker's Notes

We fermented this truly hand-made wine in open-topped tanks and punched down the cap three times a day until dryness. After an additional maceration of two to seven days, we drained the wine off of the skins. The wine was aged in small oak barrels deep in our caves, where a constant temperature of 60°F and very high humidity enhance the concentration of lush fruit flavor.

The wine has notes of blackberry and cassis, with a touch of vanilla from the oak and intriguing nuances of chocolate and sage. The long, complex, elegant finish adds style to this classic Cabernet Sauvignon, which is perfect for pairing with rack of lamb, other roasted red meats or rich cheeses.

Learn About Moon Mountain

High in the Mayacamas Mountains on the western side of Mt. Veeder, more than 1,000 feet above the Sonoma Valley, Moon Mountain Vineyard offers some of the most difficult winegrowing conditions in California. The steep south-facing slopes, punctuated by volcanic rock outcroppings, consist of thin, well-drained soils derived from volcanic ash and lava. Situated well above the fog...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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