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Corte Riva Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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Winemaker Notes

The Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits aromas of forest floor, blackberries, and cassis as well as beautiful tannin management in the sense that the tannins are silky. This approachable, soft, generous, evolved, seductive wine can be consumed over the next decade.

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Wine Spectator
Smoky vanilla bean-scented oak adds a nice flavor dimension and at this stage slightly overshadows the ripe currant and black cherry fruit. But it's well-balanced and focused and on the finish, turning complex, with a long, integrated aftertaste. Drink now through 2011. 400 cases made.
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Corte Riva Vineyards

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Corte Riva Vineyards, Napa Valley, California
Lawrence Cortez and Romel Rivera are the two winemakers behind Corte Riva Vineyards. These two men emigrated from the Philippines with their families in the late 1970s. They came in search of new opportunities to improve their lives; they came for the American dream, where hard work is rewarded and everyone has a chance to succeed. Although they initially arrived in different areas of California, these two men began a friendship in the Napa Valley town of Calistoga where they both worked in a vineyard tending the grapes. They even became family with the marriage of Lawrence to Romel's cousin Nieves!

The wines that have been created by Lawrence and Romel have been very successful. Lawrence and Romel have realized their American dream, they, and their families, have worked hard and are beginning to see the results.

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A major force on the global playing field, California is the world’s fourth largest wine-producing region on the planet and the majority of land under vine here is devoted to red varieties—they cover nearly double the vineyard acreage compared to whites.

While the state’s incredibly diverse terrain and microclimates allow for countless red wine styles, the one factor unifying all California red wine is the abundance of sunshine and a long, consistent growing season, which leads to well-developed and fully ripened fruit.

The most famous region today, of course, is the acclaimed Napa Valley, where Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Bordeaux Blends garner global attention and in some cases, cult status.

Sonoma County, nestled between Napa Valley and the Pacific Ocean, claims great variability in geography and microclimates with vineyards climbing up mountains, reaching far into valleys and stretching along some the state’s most dramatic coastlines. Here world-class Pinot Noir is possible from Sonoma’s cooler sites while Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon do well in its warmer locations.

The Central Coast, Lodi and the Sierra Foothills also excel in the production of Zinfandel, and remain active new frontiers for Rhône and Spanish varieties.

Mendocino in California’s cool North Coast region is a fantastic source of Pinot noir.

Winemaking in California dates back to the 18th century when Spanish missionaries planted the first wine grapes. But the industry experienced its first boom with the Gold Rush in the last half of the 19th century when miners brought vines to the Sierra Foothills.

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