About This Wine
Not all renditions of Cabernet Sauvignon are “big, oaky monsters.”
The “cult wines” that command $100-plus per bottle often fall into that category, as those who make them have their grapes picked with very high sugars (which equates with more alcohol) and then age their wines in new French oak barrels (imparting vanilla and spice notes to the flavor).
We’re not putting those wines down. In fact, we love them (on those rare occasions when we get to taste them). While “cult Cabs” are mouth-filling and memorable, one thing they are not is food-friendly. They’re meant to be sipped and spoken of in hushed tones, not slurped down with a hamburger.
But thanks to wineries such as Knoll Haven, we can have our Cabernet and burger, too. Made in a style that emphasizes the fruit flavors of the grapes, rather than the non-fruit flavors of the oak, the 2009 Knoll Haven Cabernet is a food lover’s dream.
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 and Assorted Other Red Varieties
- Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Various California Growing Regions
- Aromas & Flavors:Blackberry, Black Cherry, Plum, Cassis and Mint
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2013
- Food Pairing Suggestionpasta with a red sauce, or a hamburger.
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