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Double Diamond Amber Knolls Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Hills, Lake County, North Coast, California
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    Winemaker Notes

    Double Diamond wines are lush and accessible wines, ripe and ready-to-enjoy. With great vineyard sources, the fabulous Cabernets offer a tremendous value, and deliver on flavor and quality.

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    Double Diamond, Red Hills, Lake County, North Coast, California
    2002 Amber Knolls Cabernet Sauvignon
    The straight and simple truth about Schrader Cellars' Double Diamond wines is, for the quality and the price, they feel we they bringing you one of the best buys in Cabernet on the market today. Double Diamond focuses on two outstanding growing regions — the Napa Valley, renown for producing world-class Cabernet Sauvignons, and the Amber Knolls Vineyard, situated on a mountain top (2,200') in the heart of the Red Hills Lake County appellation, recognized for producing spectacular rich, complex, and concentrated fruit.

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    Cabernet Sauvignon

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    A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon is sometimes referred to as the “king” of red grapes. It can be somewhat unapproachable early in its youth but has the potential to age beautifully, with the ability to last fifty years or more at its best. Small berries and tough skins provide its trademark firm tannic grip, while high acidity helps to keep the wine fresh for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in temperate climates like Bordeaux's Medoc region (and in St-Emillion and Pomerol, where it plays a supporting role to Merlot). The top Médoc producers use Cabernet Sauvignon for their wine’s backbone, blending it with Merlot and smaller amounts of Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and/or Petit Verdot. On its own, Cabernet Sauvignon has enjoyed great success throughout the world, particularly in the Napa Valley, and is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious and sought-after “cult” wines.

    In the Glass

    High in color, tannin, and extract, Cabernet Sauvignon expresses notes of blackberry, cassis, plum, currant, spice, and tobacco. In Bordeaux and elsewhere in the Old World you'll find the more earthy, tannic side of Cabernet, where it's typically blended to soften tannins and add complexity. In warmer regions like California and Australia, you can typically expect more ripe fruit flavors upfront.

    Perfect Pairings

    Cabernet Sauvignon is right at home with rich, intense meat dishes—beef, lamb, and venison, in particular—where its opulent fruit and decisive tannins make an equal match to the dense protein of the meat. With a mature Cabernet, opt for tender, slow-cooked meat dishes.

    Sommelier Secrets

    Despite the modern importance and ubiquity of Cabernet Sauvignon, it is actually a relatively young variety. In 1997, DNA revealed the grape to be a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc which took place in 17th century southwestern France.

    KHKAMBER_2002 Item# 122549

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