|Dimensions||3 × 3 × 12 in|
Ruby Cabernet is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan done in the 50’s at UC Davis. It was selected because of its abiltity to produce wines with qualities similar to coastal Cabernet Sauvignons but in the warmer climate of the San Joaquin Valley. This Ruby Cabernet is from a vineyard in western Fresno County and was harvested at full ripeness to produce a BIG wine. It’s soft tannins and high ABV are balanced by its 5% residual sugar and mild fruit character to produce a very intense and delicious wine.
This zinfandel was grown along the San Joaquin River about 5 miles west of Fresno. It does not have the exaggerated fruit character that many warm climate zinfandels tend towards. It is more soft and balanced mainly due to its almost two years aging in french oak. If you like the brightness and full fruit flavor of the zinfandel grape… but not overdone… this is definitely the wine for you!