Cheers to Cabernet Day!
Cabernet Sauvignon is planted all over the world. Known for big, rich flavor, this dry wine is California’s most successful grape varietal. Due to strength of its tannins, Cabernet Sauvignon ages beautifully.
Where is the Cabernet?
Best known and grown in Napa Valley, Paso Robles and Sonoma’s Alexander Valley, California’s Cabernet Sauvignon’s win awards and renown.
Grown in France, Chile, the United States, Australia, Italy, South Africa and Argentina, Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted red wine grape in the world.
Looking in the Glass
The color of young Cabernet Sauvignon differs from older Cabernet Sauvignon. When young, the wine is a dark ruby with a more magenta edge. As this wine ages, the color becomes less dense and the wine shows more orangey-brown coloring. If the wine is more opaque, it can tell you it was grown in a warmer climate like California or Italy.
Flavors of Cabernet
Cabernet Sauvignon is known for having bold flavors like cherries and peppercorn. It also can surprise drinkers with a secondary flavor of green bell pepper. Oak aging can provide flavors of vanilla and tobacco. Cabernet Sauvignon is a dry wine – its tannins provide an astringency – slightly drying your mouth.
Cabernet’s Best Pairings
Thanks to Cabernet Sauvignon’s tannins, acidity and alcohol level, this wine was made to be enjoyed with food. Earthy, rustic foods, like mushrooms sauteed with garlic, pair well with Clayhouse Cabernet Sauvignon. Buy Clayhouse Cabernet Sauvignon online or find it near you.
The rich, slightly bitter taste of dark chocolate cake is a classic match for our Middle Sister Mischief Maker Cabernet Sauvignon. Buy Middle Sister Mischief Maker Cabernet Sauvignon online or find it near you.
About the Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are small with a tough, thick skin making this grape hearty and weather resistant. Ripening later in the season, quality Cabernet Sauvignon is grown in warm, semi-arid regions.
Cabernet Sauvignon is usually aged for 9-18 months in French oak. Cabernet Sauvignon wine ages dependably, improving into an delicious, balanced wine more than any other varietal.