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98 Cabernet Sauvignon Vinas del Sol
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98 Cabernet Sauvignon Vinas del Sol

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* Bronze Medal- International Riverside Wine Competition
Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Merlot 11%, Cabernet Franc 14%
This Cabernet Sauvignon is loaded with ripe fruit and has a rose pedal, blueberry nose. The mouth feel is like velvet. The palate unveils ripe cherry, strawberry ,currant, plum, blueberry and wild berries. It is delightfully integrated with hints of caramel, smoke, and toast. It is complex, rich, and well balanced. This Cabernet Sauvignon is very elegant and inviting. Drink now through 2007.

It is produced in a unique style, 1/3 whole cluster berry fermented in small open top fermenters to facilitate maximum flavor and color extraction. The cap is punched down several times a day over a period of 7 to 10 days.

Barrel Age
This wine was aged in 100% French Oak from the Allier, Never and Troncais Forest, for (23) months. The wine was further aged for an additional 12 months in the bottle. Aging in the bottle allows the wine to rest and round out its natural fruit flavor and aromatic attributes. 

Nichols Winery & Cellars TM
Nichols Winery is a small winery established in 1991 to produce ultra premium wines with limited production of each Varietal, around 1,200 cases. The winery produces Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, Merlot and Zinfandel. It is located in the Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo, CA

Central Coast Wine Region; Cienega Valley
Cienega Valley is a warm wine growing region near Hollister, California. The warm days and cool nights are ideal for Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel, in that the grape likes warm temperature to show its true character of revealing forward bright wild berries, plum and cherry flavors. Cool nights allows the vines to shut down and rest for the next days push for enhanced flavors. This climate also allows for a long growing season with long hang time which matures the flavors and gives them depth.

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