About This Wine
Wine drinkers aren’t the only folks who love Cabernet Sauvignon. Growers love it, too.
Cabernet berries are small and spherical with black, thick and very tough skin. This toughness makes the grapes fairly resistant to disease and spoilage, and able to withstand some autumn rains with little damage. It is a mid- to late-season ripener. These growth characteristics, along with its flavor appeal, have made Cabernet Sauvignon one of the most popular red wine varieties worldwide.
The best growing sites for producing quality wines from Cabernet grapes are in moderately warm, semi-arid regions that provide a long growing season on well-drained, not-too-fertile soils. Vineyards in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley, much of the Napa Valley, and around the Paso Robles area of California’s Central Coast have consistently produced the highest-rated California examples.
In fact, those were among the sources of fruit for this featured Cabernet from Willow Springs. The combination of growing areas and complementary varieties makes this a wine that’s easy to love.
About Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep color and richness with the potential to age a long time, and better still if aged in oak before bottling. Classic flavors blackcurrant, plum, cherry and spice. The most popular varietal of red wine in America.
- Grape Composition:77% Cabernet Sauvignon & 23% Other Red Varieties
- Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Various California Growing Regions
- Aromas & Flavors:Cassis, Plum, Tobacco, Berry Jam and Cedar
- When to Drink:Now Through Mid-2011
- Food Pairing Suggestionlamb chops, or a broiled steak.
15 recipes match for this wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon Ice Cream Our friends at Alexander Valley Vineyards came up with this wonderful recipe a few years ago. We've tried it with Cabernet Sauvignon as the recipe calls for, as well as Merlot, Primitivo, Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel... and every time, it turns out delicious! It's best made with an ice cream maker, and if you have such a machine, it's extremely easy to assemble. Enjoy! Get The RecipeStuffed Flank Steak With Sonoma Sausage Spinach And Pine Nuts Cabernet Sauvignon calls for hearty food, and this recipe is an ideal match. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe