The Cabernet Sauvignon grape has an affinity for aging in oak barrels. This process softens the grape’s natural tannins and can add hints of vanilla, smoke, oak, tar and tobacco. There are few, if any other varietals that enjoy the benefits of new oak as much as Cabernet Sauvignon.
Loved by growers, vintners and consumers alike, California Cabernet Sauvignon has remarkably consistent flavors and aromas. Its popularity is also derived from the fact that it has been intensely marketed in the United States under its varietal name.
> Consumers now recognize “Cabernet Sauvignon” as a brand name with reliable characteristics. The best California Cabernet Sauvignon is grown in sunny, warm climates with gravelly soils.
In Europe , Cabernet Sauvignon wine is the primary component in many of France’s world renowned Bordeaux blends. Many of these Cabernet-based blends have the strength, complex structure and tannins that will allow them to improve for many years.
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