2013 Castello Di Bossi Corbaia
2013 Castello Di Bossi Corbaia Corbaia is a deep blood-ruby red super Tuscan blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon that opens with intensity and bright fruit flavors. On the nose, a vein of fruit preserve of plum & black cherry melds well with more developed characteristics, such as elegant Eucalyptus & mint , delicate nuances of liquorice, lauren and balsamic. The attack is solid and powerful, bolstered by a decisive suite of finely silky-woven tannins well-integrated into the balance and structure. Truly a masterpiece of the winemaker.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s foremost red wine-grape variety. Though widely cultivated throughout the world, it is most commonly associated with the red wines of Bordeaux.
In the vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are small, thick-skinned and decidedly blue-colored, with a high pip-to-pulp ratio. Its thick skin results in wines of profoundly deep color, and the pips add a high level of tannin.
It ripens late, which is advantageous in warmer climates like Bordeaux, France and California. In colder growing environments, Cabernet Sauvignon can easily fail to ripen properly. Unripe Cabernet Sauvignon shows a lot of the aromas similar to unripe Cabernet Franc, notably a green or herbaceous character. This may not be entirely surprising, as Cabernet Sauvignon’s parents are Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc.
Cabernet Sauvignon’s flavors can vary from region to another. Cabernet Sauvignon produced in Bordeaux’s Margaux appellation varies considerably from one grown farther north in Pauillac, for example. The best Cabernet Sauvignon wines tend to have deep color, good structure and a full body. They are tannic in youth, especially when aged in oak, and often require a few years to soften before they become enjoyable to drink. Typical flavors may include black fruits like blackcurrant or blackberry, as well as fragrant cigar box, tobacco and coffee.