About This Wine
Great Cabernet Sauvignon wines begin in the vineyard.
"Cabernet Sauvignon berries are small and spherical with black, thick and very tough skin,” notes writer Jim LaMar. “This toughness makes the grapes… 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.”
It’s certainly the red wine king of California, rising to superstar status during the last two decades of the 20th century with a string of world-class wines that continues to this day. The variety is grown in a number of areas in the Golden State, and Ashfield Cellars works with several growers each year in crafting its Cabernet Sauvignon.
The 2015 vintage is another winner, brimming with fruit flavor and perfectly balanced so it does not require aging in order to derive maximum enjoyment.
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:Blackberry, Black Cherry, Licorice and Black Pepper
- When to Drink:Now Through 2018
- Food Pairing Suggestion:a New York steak, or a mushroom-topped burger.
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 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
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