About This Wine
Quiz time: Name California’s No. 1 tourist destination.
Okay, that wasn’t so hard; Disneyland has been No. 1 since the year it opened. Here’s a more challenging question: What is California’s No. 2 tourist destination? No, it’s not Knott’s Berry Farm. Nor is it Sea World, or the San Diego Zoo. Give up? It’s Napa Valley wine country.
And that can mean only one thing: There are a whole lot of people who love Cabernet Sauvignon, because Napa Valley is the Cabernet capital of the United States — and, some say, the world. The French certainly would disagree with that latter assertion, but it’s tough to disagree with the opinion that Napa Cab is world-class in every way.
Take the 2008 Block 478 Cabernet Sauvignon, as an example. It’s a rich, engaging wine, brimming with fruit-, earth- and oak barrel-driven aromas and flavors. It’s the kind of wine that makes one wonder whether Disneyland will always be No. 1.
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:100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Napa Valley, California
- Aromas & Flavors:Black Cherry, Cassis, a Hint of Bacon Fat and Toasty Oak
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing Suggestiona tri-tip steak, or a pulled pork sandwich.
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 Recipe
Stuffed 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