Getting to know
Cabernet Sauvignon wine
When the grape is produced in a cooler climate you will get more red fruit and a lighter style. The warmer climate produces more black fruit-forward wines with higher alcohol and tannins. The varietal requires plenty of heat and sunny climates to fully ripen. It is at home in warmer climates. These vines thrive well in sand, gravel and stone soil environments.
Some of the dominant flavors on the nose and palate include black currant, black cherry, eucalyptus, mint, bell pepper (cool climate); dark chocolate, cedar, vanilla, tobacco, (aged in new oak ); coffee, caramel, cigar box (well-aged).
WHERE TO FIND
Cabernet Sauvignon originated and thrives in Bordeaux, France. Other well-known regions, are Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and Washington State, with the top producing countries being France, Chile, United States and Australia.
Cabernet Sauvignon Food Pairings
Cabernet Sauvignon pairs best with Beef, Pork, Mushrooms, Grilled Meats, Sausage, Blue Cheese, Cheddar). The wines show the best at room temperature and should be consumed in a large oversize red wine glass. This wine can be held for 10+ years.
When is the Right Mood for Barbera Wine?
Sometimes you have to be in the right mood for specific type of wine. For Cabernet Sauvignon, we suggest:
Cabernet Sauvignon WINE RECOMMENDATIONS
Looking for some good Cabs that are great to sip? Here are a few suggestions:
Carpe Travel collaborated with Maia Parish to compile the grape varietal overviews. Maia Parish is an award-winning events producer, sommelier, wine judge, and media consultant. She lives in Denver, Colorado and likes to eat copious amounts of food. You can find her here www.linktr.ee/thewinemistress.