About This Wine
What does it take to make a world-class wine?
There are many factors, and some say that first and foremost is the use of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. We don’t subscribe to that theory, since it would render all white wines and some very good reds ineligible for such vaulted status, but there’s no denying that Cabernet is one of the world’s great wine varieties.
DNA genetic fingerprinting research has revealed Cabernet Sauvignon to be a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. Napa Valley, Sonoma County and the Lodi-Woodbridge area have the most plantings. And those just happen to be among the sources of fruit for the 2009 edition of Ashfield Cellars’ Cabernet Sauvignon.
This still-youthful wine includes some Merlot and other red varieties in its blend, which helped tame the tannins and have made the cuvee ready to enjoy now. That’s good news, because what good is a world-class wine if you can’t drink it?
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:Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Other Red Varieties
- Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Various California Growing Regions
- Aromas & Flavors:Assorted Berries, Plum, Black Cherry and Cassis
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2013
- Food Pairing Suggestiona grilled steak, or beef pot pie.
15 recipes match for this wine.
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 RecipePork 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
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