About This Wine
History is constantly being rewritten, and so it is with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Through most of wine-drinking history, this winegrape of France’s Bordeaux region was thought to be an ancient variety. It was only in recent years that genetic studies conducted at the University of California at Davis revealed Cabernet Sauvignon to be a cross of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc.
What does this mean as far as the flavor of the grapes and resulting wine are concerned? Nothing, really, but it’s the type of information that growers and vintners can use when selecting the clones to plant in specific microclimates. Information is king when it comes to growing world-class winegrapes, and Cabernet Sauvignon has emerged as the king of red winegrapes.
Old Train Depot sources grapes from quality-focused growers all over California, then crafts a tasty blend that shows off Cabernet’s most endearing and enduring qualities. That makes it a wine for the history books.
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 Other Red Varieties
- Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Various California Growing Regions
- Aromas & Flavors:Black Currant, Black Cherry, Green Olive and Coconut
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2013
- Food Pairing Suggestiona steak grilled over oak chips.
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