CABERNET CLONE 169 – WHY IT’S AWESOME!

Check out that Cabernet 169 Cabernet from Lanza-Musto Vineyards! The Cabernet 169 is a French clone that came to the US and was planted by UC Davis in 2003. Since then, it has been gaining popularity in all the major Cabernet growing regions, especially on Mount Veeder. It has good berry size, high vigor, and a well-balanced acid to sugar ratio. The wine can be higher in alcohol depending on the winemaking style. It was created to produce a big and bold Cabernet with intense complexity. The color is a vibrant, deep red. The mouth feel tends to be bold and linger. This grape is definitely for the adventurous winemaker.

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Lanza Cabernet Sauvignon Harvest

Hello from the vineyard! These past few days we have been harvesting the Lanza Cabernet Sauvignon to be transported to M&M Wine Grape Co in Hartford, CT. Cabernet Sauvignon made from these grapes hold up to any type of food. They have a strong tannic structure complimented by juicy flavors. We suggest pairing these wines with a bold yeast to truly express the pallet pleasing complexity of these grapes. Below are photos from the field. We hope you are enjoying the inside look into the Lanza-Musto Vineyards Harvest 2012.

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