Getting to Know Cabernet Sauvignon

Getting to Know Cabernet Sauvignon 1

Since we are celebrating International Cabernet Sauvignon Day today, I figured we should get acquainted with this popular grape!

  • This grape is a hybrid created from genetically crossing Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc grapes.
  • Referred to as a “Noble Grape” — the varietals that consistently produce the best wines.
  • One of the most well-known types of wine, often referred to as “Cab.“
  • Grows all over the world but most commonly found in Napa Valley, California; Bordeaux, France (left bank); Maipo Valley, Chile; Coonawarra, Australia; and Mendoza, Argentina.
  • When you drink it your tongue feels fuzzy. This is due to the tannins, a naturally occurring compound that exists inside grape skins, seeds and stems.
  • The price range of this wine varies incredibly, from $2.99 at Trader Joe’s to a 1992 Screaming Eagle for $500,000.

Would you be interested in trying some Cabernet Sauvignon pairings? Here are some that we’ve sampled for WineAndCheeseFriday:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Brie

http://mferraro73.tumblr.com/post/48397428663/cabernet-sauvignon-and-brie-april-12-for-this

Cabernet Sauvignon and Smoked Gouda

http://mferraro73.tumblr.com/post/53902916085/cabernet-sauvignon-and-smoked-gouda-6-21-our

Cabernet Sauvignon and Goat Cheese Medallions

http://mferraro73.tumblr.com/post/55639049364/cabernet-sauvignon-goat-cheese-medallions

Cabernet Sauvignon and 1000 day Gouda

http://mferraro73.tumblr.com/post/72577938719/cabernet-sauvignon-and-1000-day-gouda-1-3-14-we

Cabernet Sauvignon, Grafton 2yr Cheddar and Dark Chocolate

http://mferraro73.tumblr.com/post/76704467154/cabernet-sauvignon-grafton-2-year-cheddar

Cabernet Sauvignon and Chocolate Cake

http://mferraro73.tumblr.com/post/94214472213/cabernet-sauvignon-and-chocolate-cake-a-few

We hope this entry helped you learn something new about Cabernet Sauvignon. Happy International Cabernet Sauvignon Day from WineAndCheeseFriday!

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