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Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 1996

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
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    Winemaker Notes

    A massive wine with intense berry fruit aromas. This multi-layered wine features ripe black cherry, blackberry, and cassis flavors with chocolate, cedar, mint, and herbal notes. Rich and full in the mouth, jammy fruit flavors continue throughout this highly extracted wine. Finely proportioned oak completes the long, balanced finish.

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    Dry Creek Vineyard, , California
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    In 1972, when David S. Stare opened the doors to Dry Creek Vineyard, it was the first new winery to be built in the Valley since Prohibition. Dry Creek created the first Sonoma Fume Blanc, originated the Dry Creek Valley AVA, and was an early advocate for Bordeaux-style blending.

    Today, Dry Creek Vineyard is committed to vineyard diversity, vinifying individual lots of fruit separately, and then blending carefully for each final cuvee. Dry Creek Vineyard is also a leader in the stewardship of pre-Prohibition Zinfandel vines and vineyards, and has isolated a clone, called the "Heritage Clone," which is bottled separately from their "Old Vines" Zinfandel (containing wine only from vines no younger than 50 years old), and which has made very promising wines.

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    The Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without thinking of the other. Although Cabernet has many important outposts throughout the wine world, nowhere else has it achieved such success (and, at the highest end, commanded such lofty prices) than in Napa. Here, it is responsible for bold, opulent, and dark-fruited wines with grippy tannins and a healthy dose of alcohol. The best examples can age for decades. Each of Napa’s smaller sub-AVAs imparts a different character to Cabernet, such as Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.

    PBC1208776_1996 Item# 23225

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