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:

Robert Hall Cabernet Sauvignon and Brie
http://wineandcheesefriday.com/cabernet-sauvignon-and-brie/

Vintage Press Cabernet Sauvignon and Smoked Gouda
http://wineandcheesefriday.com/cabernet-sauvignon-and-smoked-gouda/

Hart’s Desire Cabernet Sauvignon and Goat Cheese Medallions
http://wineandcheesefriday.com/cabernet-sauvignon-goat-cheese-medallions/

White Oak Winery Cabernet Sauvignon and 1000 day Gouda
http://wineandcheesefriday.com/cabernet-sauvignon-and-1000-day-gouda/

Winery SF Cabernet Sauvignon, Grafton 2yr Cheddar and Dark Chocolate
http://wineandcheesefriday.com/cabernet-sauvignon-grafton-2-year-cheddar-cabernet-matinee-dark-chocolate/

Sol Rouge Cabernet Sauvignon and Chocolate Cake
http://wineandcheesefriday.com/cabernet-sauvignon-and-chocolate-cake/

Gato Negro Cabernet Sauvignon and Hacienda Zuleta cheese
http://wineandcheesefriday.com/cabernet-sauvignon-and-hacienda-zuleta-cheese/

Opera Prima Cabernet Sauvignon and Tico Cheese
http://wineandcheesefriday.com/opera-prima-cabernet-sauvignon-and-tico-cheese/

Undurraga Rosé and Campestre Goat Cheese
http://wineandcheesefriday.com/undurraga-rose-and-campestre-goat-cheese/

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