These wines are enjoyable in their youth, but also age extremely well. Depending on the varietal blend, this wine features rich layers of dark fruit, spicy oak, chocolate and ripe berries, and rises to a full-bodied finish. Comforting flavors of vanilla, caramel, and baked boysenberry dance across the palate.
It is grown in nearly every major wine producing country among a diverse spectrum of climates from Canada's Okanagan Valley to Lebanon's Beqaa Valley. Cabernet Sauvignon became internationally recognized through its prominence in Bordeaux wines where it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. For most of the 20th century, it was the world's most widely planted premium red wine grape until it was surpassed by Merlot in the s.
Forgot your password? The late Robert Mondavi is considered the godfather of the California wine movement. This classic Cab - with cassis, blackberry and cedar notes - has been made since the winery's founding in
Login Register. Some of the best years for Napa Cabernet Sauvignon are, and —you can find plenty of collectible, complex wines from these vintages. A few years ago, I attended a retrospective tasting event of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon at a local wine bar.
Return to All Regions. Vintage ratings:classic;outstanding;very good;good;mediocre;not recommended. Drinkability: "NYR" means the vintage has not yet been released; "drink" means most of the wines of the vintage are ready to drink; "hold" means most of the ageworthy wines have yet to fully mature; "past peak" means most of the wines are declining rather than improving.
Jump to navigation. A Cabernet Sauvignon bred on the vine and in the winery for early approachability, the wine nevertheless evolves in bottle to repay patience in its consumption. Because of its vivid fruit and moderate concentration of tannins, its food pairing range is broader than expected, while still giving great satisfaction especially with rich red meats and game.
Dry Creek Valley has a perfect climate for complex Cabernet Sauvignon. In the higher elevations we have sunny, warm long days and cooler nights. It is the northern most valleys in Sonoma where you will find the best Cabernet Sauvignon which share the same climate profile as the areas of northern Napa just across the ridge.
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By Vintage Roots Staff. But why is Cabernet Sauvignon so popular? We have compiled everything you need to know about this amazing wine.
Rich notes of dark berry fruit, espresso and black currant surrounded by well integrated 35 per cent New French Oak. Smooth inviting tannins providing weight and roundness to the mouth feel. The vintage was consistently warm and dry allowing for long full mature ripening of our Sonoma County Cabernet.