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2009 Bliss Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino, USA

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Produced by Brutocao Cellars.

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $15

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Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon (often shortened to "Cab Sav" or even just "Cab") is probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. The product of a natural crossing of key Bordeaux grape varieties Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon's DNA was profiled only as recently as 1997, by researchers in California. Most wine authorities agree that the crossing happened only in the past few centuries, making the variety's current fame all the more impressive. (© All rights reserved, Wine-Searcher)

From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every win ...more


Region
  • The Mendocino AVA in Mendocino County is located inland from the Pacific coast, but is still close enough to enjoy some of the ocean's cooling effects. The terroir varies considerably across this broad region, largely mirroring the mountainous topography, and the diversity in growing conditions is reflected in the range of wine styles produced.

    The Potter Valley marks the northern end of the Mendocino AVA, and also the beginning of the Russian river (of Russian River Valley fame). The Russian flows southwards towards Lake Mendocino, where it is joined by the east fork of th ...more

  • Mendocino County represents the northern limits of California's quality wine-growing regions, and even within the county's limits there is a clear vineyard bias towards its southern half. There are wine-bearing vineyards further north, in Humboldt and Trinity counties, but the AVAs in these counties are few and far between. Mendocino, by contrast, is home to more than ten AVAs, among them t...more


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