Tag Archive: Cabernet Sauvignon

The Cab is Hardy, but High-Quality

October 25, 2016 9:41 am Published by

A quality grape that grows anywhere Cabernet Sauvignon, a crossbreed of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon blanc grapes, is one of the world’s most successful varieties of wine grape. Cab grapes are small and thick-skinned, which means the tannins and other flavors that come from grapeskin are found abundantly in this wine. They also help give the grape its famous resiliency and adaptability, which is the great secret of Cab success worldwide — they’re as hardy as Mission grapes and produce a much higher quality of wine. No matter what the climate or soil, Cab grapes can be relied on for... View Article

Cabernet Sauvignon Ages Well and Goes with Everything

September 22, 2016 1:17 pm Published by

Cabernet Sauvignon a famous California wine It’s that time of year again. Throughout Napa Valley, the grapes are being harvested for Cabernet Sauvignons that won’t be sold for a few years yet. It’s been a dry year in California, but the Cab grape is famous for enduring the elements while retaining its quality. Its tannins mean that it lasts a long time in the barrel, and interacts with the oak to bring out new flavors as it ages. This results in the famous nose and palate of the California Cab, which includes such elements as cassis (blackcurrant), black cherry and... View Article

Cabernet Sauvignon – Perfect for Cookouts

August 31, 2016 1:53 pm Published by

Cabernet at a Cookout With summer coming to an end, there is still time for a last few barbecues before the weather starts getting colder — especially in California, where the outdoor weather should be pleasant, and if anything at less risk of being too hot. The perfect wine to serve at a cookout is a Cabernet Sauvignon. A world-famous red wine with notes of blackcurrant and tannins that stand out, the Cabernet Sauvignon goes well with wild fowl, red cabbage, honey-roasted carrots and such fine dishes as aged cheeses or truffles. Most of all, it’s perfect for serving with... View Article

Cabernet Sauvignon Deserves the Right Treatment

August 10, 2016 2:55 pm Published by

Wine clubs and wine collections If you want to start a wine collection on a budget, plan ahead. You’ll need a space that stays at a temperature in the 50-60 degree range — if you’re planning to use your basement or a closet in the northeast corner, check to make sure the temperature there stays more or less constant and isn’t too dry. Some people rent wine storage lockers. And then, of course, you’ll need the wines themselves. You may want to specialize in a wine that isn’t too expensive and stores well, such as the Cabernet Sauvignons of California.... View Article

Cabernet Sauvignon – Great for Celebrations

July 13, 2016 11:35 am Published by

Cabernet Sauvignon a famous California wine The California Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine meant to be served with a celebratory meal. Cabs are known for having an aroma and palate rich with the flavors of cassis (blackcurrant), black cherry and blackberry, and often hints of black pepper, tobacco, licorice, vanilla and violets. They are most often paired with foods that have strong flavors of their own, such as grilled or roasted red meat — especially venison, lamb or rich beef. Try serving the wine at 14 to 16 degrees centigrade (57 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit) to get the full flavor,... View Article