Cabernet Sauvignon a famous California wine
The California Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine meant to be served with a celebratory meal. Cabs are known for having an aroma and palate rich with the flavors of cassis (blackcurrant), black cherry and blackberry, and often hints of tobacco and vanilla. Cabernet Sauvignon usually matures nine to eighteen months in French, American or Hungarian oak. Some of the most famous Cabs come from multiple rootstocks and vineyards, combining in vats of French oak to achieve just the right balance. The Cabernet Sauvignon grape has long been prized for its ability to survive in a variety of climates without sacrificing quality. In 1976, a hundred years after the first California Cabs were planted, one of them defeated French Bordeaux wines in the famous “Judgment of Paris” taste test in France. Join a wine club to learn more about the Cab.
Some very good Cabs near St. Helena, CA
Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards in Napa Valley, a short drive from downtown St. Helena, produces world-class wines at affordable prices. The Conn Valley Cabernet has been rated one of the top Cabernets in the world since the inaugural vintage of 1987. They also offer Estate and Signature Cabs, which are of particularly high quality. Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards has been owned and operated by the Anderson family since 1983. Anderson’s wines are sold online and in five locations in Napa Valley, and many other locations nationwide. Wine club members save $25 buying the 2013 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon online. If you’re looking for a good wine to serve at a special occasion, order a bottle today.