Cabernet Sauvignon a famous California wine
As you read this, the grapes are being harvested for future Cabernet Sauvignons. It’s been dry in California, but the Cab grape is famous for endurance and quality. Its tannins let it last a long time in the barrel, interacting with the oak to bring out new flavors as it ages. This results in the famous aroma and taste of the California Cab, featuring such elements as blackcurrant, black cherry and blackberry, and often hints of black pepper, licorice and violets.
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, including a famous Cabernet Sauvignon that has been rated one of the top Cabernets in the world since the inaugural vintage of 1987. The fruit is more similar to mountain fruit, and the style is more Bordeaux than the average Napa Cabernet, with more dark fruit. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate praises the 2012 vintage for its “crème de cassis, graphite and spice box notes” and its “terrific purity, plenty of depth and ripeness, and a full-bodied mouthfeel” and describes the 2010 Cab as “an elegant, finesse-styled effort to enjoy over the next decade.”
The 2013 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and silky, with hints of orange peel. The finish is very powerful, with notes of black cherries, menthol, orange peel and dark spices. Wine club members save $10 buying the ‘13 Estate Reserve Cab. If you’re looking for a good wine to serve at a special occasion, order a bottle today.