Cabernet Sauvignon – The King of Red
Known as the king of red grapes because it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Our Cab is truly one of the greatest wines in the world.
Our Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were harvested in Lodi, California. The berries have thick skins, resulting in dark purple wines that are full-bodied with intense flavor. Cabernet is aged in oak barrels to soften and smooth young tannins. This wine has full flavors of plums, blackberries, mint and spices and pairs well with salted meats, cheese, steak, lamb, and pasta with a traditional red tomato sauce.
As a wine, Cabernet Sauvignon is known for its dark color, full body and an alcohol content that is over 13.5%, with most Cabernet Sauvignons, especially those from places such as California. The wine is dry (not sweet) and has a healthy level of tannin, which is why your mouth dries out when you sip it.
Many people who drink Cabernet Sauvignon say they always pick up a taste of green pepper in the wine, along with tobacco, cassis, and dark fruits such as cherries, along with a hint of vanilla that comes from the wine aging in the oak.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine that needs to be drunk with food, given its acidity, tannins, and alcohol. We don’t think there is a hard and fast rule for drinking wine with food, you drink wine you like with food you like to eat, but Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely a wine that does better with food than without food, as by itself, it can be overwhelming