The soil consists chiefly of mixed clay and gravel, or clay and limestone, and the vines chiefly used are the Sauvignon, the Semillon and the Muscatelle.
braised oxtail, confit of garlic, Cabernet Sauvignon sauce.
confit of garlic, Cabernet Sauvignon sauce.
Filet of Beef with a truffle potato timbale braised oxtail, confit of garlic, Cabernet Sauvignon sauce.
Some suggestions: vegetable terrines: Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay.
Could any other drink beat the fresh zing of a quality Sauvignon?
The soil consists chiefly of mixed clay and gravel, or clay and limestone, and the vines chiefly used are the Sauvignon, the Semillon and the Muscatelle.
Some suggestions: Vegetable terrines: Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay.
Could any other drink beat the fresh zing of a quality Sauvignon?
Red wines that fit the bill are pinot noir, syrah, and cabernet sauvignon.
The most popular white wine varieties are Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc (sometimes called Fume Blanc) and Chardonnay.
Riesling is a light white, while Chardonnay tends to be heavier and Sauvignon Blanc falls somewhere in between.
Nelson Sauvignon Blanc - Gooseberry, passion fruit and lime give this versatile wine an exotic flavor.
While this rule of thumb can help you select wines to go with certain foods, it doesn't mean you are doing something wrong if you pair a Chardonnay with a steak or a Cabernet Sauvignon with salmon.
This plummy, plush wine often yields more subtle flavors than its Bordeaux cousin, Cabernet Sauvignon.
It has all the subtlety of the top growth French wines as well as their strength. 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Or learn what characteristics make a Sauvignon Blanc the best.
Early plantings included Reisling, Zinfandel, and Sauvignon.
Silt, sand, and sediment soils make this prime land for growing Bordeaux varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, as well as Reisling, Syrah, and Pinot Gris.
Varied soils and temperatures allow for growth of a wide variety of varietals including Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Tempranillo.
White Bordeaux wines are typically late harvest, sweet wines made from Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes.
This region produces many French table wines made from blends of red grapes such as Mourvèdre, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Grenache.
Aged Cabernet Series ships two bottles of well-aged Cabernet Sauvignon between 8 and 12 years old from California winemaking greats like Joseph Phelps and Jordan Vineyards.
The perfect summer wine, Sauvignon Blanc makes a great pairing with grilled poultry or fish, and serves well as a solo summer sipper.
New Zealand excels at Sauvignon Blanc wines, and this affordable example shows how easy it is to find a delicious New World wine for under $15.
This wine shows more zing and minerality than a 'typical' Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, which all too often is one dimension, dominated by ruby grapefruit on the nose and palate.
"Firma" is the Jewel Collection's attempt at an Italian varietal blend with Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Petite Sirah.
Probably wisely the winemakers did not try to replicate an Italian recipe, instead throwing in some Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah along with the Italian grapes.
It's a masterful blend on Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Charbono and Petite Syrah.
Cabernet Franc often gets lost in the shadow of its powerful Bordeaux big brothers, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
The 1993 vintage in Sonoma County was, for Cabernet Sauvignon, very good although not excellent.
While Cabernet Sauvignon is known for its ability to age, a 17 plus year old wine from a good but not great vintage may be past its prime.
Napa is certainly the most famous area of this region, noted for its Cabernet Sauvignon.
On the South America side Sauvignon Blanc and Malbec aren't too slouchy either.
And while revered for their succulent Pinots, Rochioli's Sauvignon Blanc should not to be dismissed with a cold shoulder or ignored with agnostic indifference.
However, if you want to try a well-made and distinctive California Sauvignon Blanc, this is a nice specimen.
With its balanced acidity, crisp and bright from invigorating fruit, Rochioli Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc can be enjoyed as an aperitif or throw in a Dungeness crab claw to munch on and savor.
Once upon a time, when I wanted a supple and food-friendly Cabernet Sauvignon that was a good value, I avoided California and went south to grab a good Cab from Chile.
Although Malbec is missing, the remaining royalty of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot are all present and accounted for in this Bordeaux-style red wine.
The Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp, acidic wine that works well with fatty cream sauces and fish.
This region is known for its stylish white wines, dominated by Soave but including other varietals such as Pinot Bianco, Tocai Friulano, Sauvignon Blanc, Prosecco, and Chardonnay.
The region is one of California's best appellations for growing Cabernet Sauvignon, making powerful wines with sturdy tannins.
The majority of varietals are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Viognier, and Petite Sirah.
Warren Winiarski's Stag's Leap Wine Cellars was the winning Cabernet Sauvignon in the infamous Paris Wine Tasting of 1976, giving the newer winery instantaneous credibility and fame that would overshadow its neighbor.
The fruity red wine is made from 85 percent Sangiovese blended with 15 percent Cabernet Sauvignon.
Sauvignon Blanc is an old standby wine from Markham Vineyards.
Markham's Sauvignon Blanc 2004 follows true to form.
The mystery for Sauvignon Blanc, particularly from California, is what type of grass will come through.
First off, this Sauvignon Blanc hits the right spot.
Over the years I've grown more and more immune to Sauvignon Blanc's allure, especially those from California.
This 2004 from Greenwood Ridge in Northern California's Anderson Valley reoriented my position and growing immunity to Sauvignon Blanc, it was as though this crisp white was laced with Love Potion #9-I was totally enamored with it.
Yes, I know, perhaps I had too much sun out on the boat deck, spent too much time hoisting the jib, or perhaps been keelhauled one too many times, but this distinctive Sauvignon Blanc took me by a lovely surprise.
The Semillon brings in other characteristics that are unfamiliar to the average run-of-the-mill Sauvignon Blanc.
The rich palate formed in traditional Sauvignon Blanc style with lemon-grapefruit brightness, granite minerals, and turning round with buttery vanilla and again with honeydew melon, apricots, and fragrant honeysuckle.
I almost didn't think it was a Sauvignon Blanc.
Sauvignon Blanc is the grape used in one of the world's most famous dessert wines, Chateau d'Yquemm which hails from the Sauternes region of France.
Throughout the rest of the world, Sauvignon Blanc grapes produce a dry white wine with flavors of grapefruit, grass, and bell pepper.
Among their award-winning wines, their Sauvignon Blanc is consistently highly rated, year-in, year-out.
Their 2004 vintage is a classic example of New Zealand's Sauvignon Blanc.
With such a low price and consistent quality, Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc is a great wine value.
Grassy with undertones of tangy citrus, Sauvignon Blanc makes a good summer wine.
Fumé Blanc is made from Sauvignon Blanc, and it's not much more than a marketing term since it's just Sauvignon Blanc with a bit of oak aging.
Robert Mondavi is credited with coining the smoky term and marketing this version of Sauvignon Blanc.
The 2003 Sauvignon Blanc is long past its prime, however, Murphy-Goode Winery continues to make Sauvignon Blanc.
Try a bottle of their 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, The Fumé.
Syrah dominates the blend with 43 percent, but then Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, Mourvedre, Sangiovese, Cinsault, and Petite Sirah are thrown into the cask.
The Dry Creek estate winery is known for its Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Sauvignon Blanc varietals that do particularly well in this Pacific maritime-influenced wine region.
It's a blend of Merlot (60 percent), Cabernet Sauvignon (28 percent), and Cabernet Franc (12 percent).
This Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon from Peñalolen shows the Bordelaise influence of its winemaker, Patrick Valette.
That's the annual Release Day at Silver Oak Cellars for their Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Silver Oak Cellars is a premium winery specializing in one thing and one thing only, Cabernet Sauvignon, in particular palate-pleasing, complex, powerful yet profound Cabs with longevity.
The two founders came together with a purpose, to make a Cabernet Sauvignon with a sense of itself, a fully developed red that could be savored not only after many years of aging but was soft and supple from the get-go.
Then armed with Enology and Viticulture degrees from UC-Davis, Meyer left the brotherhood to pursue a new calling, to create his vision of Cabernet Sauvignon at Silver Oak with Duncan.
The resulting Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon would be a complex, balanced, and silky smooth red with nuance and depth.
The Alexander Valley is 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon with grapes from several vineyards.
While dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, small percentages of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot are added for complexity and roundness.
The 2002 vintage Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will be released on February 3, 2007.
Now they produce not only Chardonnay, but Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir as well.
These are premium Cabernet Sauvignon wines from their Rutherford vineyards.
Santo Stefanos represent smooth, velvety Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County's Alexander Valley.
This line includes several varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris.
In reality the whole state really isn't the land of milk and honey and full of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Napa is where Cabernet Sauvignon is king but the royal family also includes Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Zinfandel.
The region is excellent for Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Rhône blends, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay.
However, some of California's best wine comes out of Randall Grahm's Bonny Doon for mirth and Rhône style wines, Paul Draper's Ridge Winery for Cabernet Sauvignon (think 1976 Paris Tasting), and David Bruce for some excellent Pinot Noir.
Crane Lake Duet, includes Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, cheese spread, knife, stone ground mustard, salami, dried fruit mix, Ghiradelli chocolates, corkscrew, and more, $40.
Covey Run Winery, includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, cheese, knife, biscuits and crackers, $50.
Mondavi Private Selection, includes Cabernet Sauvignon, chocolates, crackers, dried fruit and more, $50.
Or try Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand, France, South Africa, and California.
Night in Old Epernay, Stuck in Lodi Again, Zins of Dracula, Wines with Animal Labels, The Best Cat-Pee Sauvignon Blancs, Spin the Bottle, or Malbecs that Tango.
Discover the best Sauvignon Blancs under $25.
And I can't think of a better crisp, cool white that fits the bill than Sauvignon Blanc.
As far as tasting notes go, Sauvignon Blancs range from grapefruit, lemon-lime notes all the way to granny smith apple and green grass aromas.
Sauvignon Blancs from down under in New Zealand are even different yet: they can display an intense gooseberry nose that is distinct (and yummy!).
Stylistically, Sauvignon Blancs are usually fermented in stainless steel and not put into oak barrels much.
If too much oak is used in the winemaking process, the crisp fruit and bright flavors are masked and the wines start tasting more like Chardonnays than Sauvignon Blancs.
You can pick up tasty Sauvignon Blancs for $25 or under…and to be honest, many times you can find good ones for $10 and under.
Let's take a look at the best Sauvignon Blancs under $25.
This is by far the best buy Sauvignon Blanc coming out of California to date in my opinion.
Mason is famous for its Sauvignon Blanc in Napa Valley.
Meaning, you will never again serve your Chardonnay too cold or your Cabernet Sauvignon too warm.
Langhorne Creek - Known for producing award winning Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, wines produced in this region are famous for their full, forward fruit flavors and soft tannic structure.
Sauvignon Blancs come from around the world and have fun comparing a Sancerre from France with Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand, Napa Valley, and South Africa.
Check out Best Sauvignon Blancs Under $15 for some ideas.
You can also use gel-based ice jackets that fit over the Sauvignon Blanc that will keep it iced properly.
Black Box Wines - The Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 has an 86 point rating from Wine Enthusiast Magazine and sells for around $20 per 3-liter box.
Tindindi Wines - Buy Australian wine maker Tindini's 3-liter box of Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay for around $20 per "cask."
This collection is offered in Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay, at around $15 per box.
Look for Syrah, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and excellent sparkling wines.
Even wine varietals that list a single grape on them, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, may contain a blend of other grapes.
For instance, in United States law dictates that in order to be labeled as the varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine must contain at least 75 percent of its blend from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
And the valley is not large by other wine regions' standards, still, there are over 40,000 acres of vines planted with Merlot, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Pinot Noir and other lesser varieties.
However, Cabernet Sauvignon is the grape that Napa Valley's world-class reputation is built.
Napa Valley wineries may grow multiple grape varietals but there's no point to have a winery in California's premier wine area without a signature Cabernet Sauvignon or Bordeaux-style blend (Meritage) wine.
Tasting includes Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, and Cabernet…typical wines for Temecula wineries.
If you're looking for a Sauvignon Blanc, they may recommend one that is very good-but maybe one you have never heard of.
The selection includes three bottles of wine - Concannon Cabernet Sauvignon, Wente Sandstone Merlot and Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc.
If you go and buy a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc chances are you will find it with a twist off cap instead of cork…and more and more wineries are going to alternative closures to cork on other wines as well.
The Sauvignon Blanc is good, crisp and the Marsangnier is a mixture of Marsanne and Viogner, with classic hints of floral and pear.
Of course, there are hundreds more that you could dream up, such as a cost-comparison party where a blind taste test could be done comparing different Cabernet Sauvignon wines or quality comparisons on ice wines.
Drier wines have fewer calories, so try a glass of Pinot Grigio (or Pinot Gris) or Sauvignon Blanc.
Glenora winery has over 35 wine selections to choose from including Reisling, Syrah, Gewurztraminer and Cabernet Sauvignon, to name a few.
This region is well known for Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chateau Lafite-Rothschild and Chateau Haut-Brion, among others.
Wines produced there include favorites such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc as well as a few red wines such as Cabernet Franc.
Cabernet Sauvignon (commonly referred to as Cabernet) is the red wine name on the top of the list for many connoisseurs.
The Cabernet Sauvignon grape is the most widely planted grape in the world.
Pinot Noir is on the opposite end of the spectrum from Cabernet Sauvignon, delicate and expressive, depending on where it's grown.
The wines come in a variety of varietals including Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Griggio, just to name a few.
The wines have won numerous awards, including winning Best of Class for the 2007 California Cabernet Sauvignon at the 2009 Los Angeles Wine and Spirits Awards, as well winning awards for their Merlot and Syrah at the same festival.
For instance, the Bordeaux region of France is known for growing red grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc while the Burgandy region is primarily known for growing Pinot Noir grapes.
Varietals include Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Grenache, Merlot and Pinot Noir, just to name a few.
Bordeaux style wines can be made anywhere in the world, and contain single grapes or blends of red wine grapes such as: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, Malbec and Carmenere.
Lighter whites, included Sauvignon Blanc, white Zinfandel and Pinot Grigio should also be chilled in the refrigerator for around an hour to an hour and a half before serving.
Sauvignon Blanc - This wine is a great choice if you need something that will not clash with strong flavors and tart dishes.
Consider Bordeaux-style wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Burgundy-style wines made from Pinot Noir or Rhone-style wines like Syrah and Grenache.
Try an oaked Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Gris.
It's often associated with a lighter, white wine, but some producers use red grapes such as as Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon, lending a pink or light burgundy shade.
You may receive Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, or less-common Pinot Noir, Syrah, or Viognier.
With the increasing quality of boxed wine, there are many best Cabernet Sauvignon box wines to choose from.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a red wine made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape.
The wine is considered a Bordeaux-style wine because France's Bordeaux region is one of the largest and oldest producers of Cabernet Sauvignon and blends.
Many wine regions around the world grow Cabernet Sauvignon, including California, Washington, Australia, Chile and the Tuscany region of Italy.
Wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon typically age well, because they contain tannins.
In many cases, Cabernet Sauvignon wines actually need a few years of aging before you drink them.
Depending on the winemaker, there are Cabernet Sauvignons that drink well when they are young, including some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon box wines.
Here are some Cabernet Sauvignon box wines to try.
Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon is a premium wine in a box.
Bota Box Cabernet Sauvignon is an award-winning boxed Cab with blackberry, dark cherry, and a hint of oak.
Hardy's Cabernet Sauvignon is an Australian boxed wine with the flavors of cinnamon, cloves, and cigar.
Hardy's boxed wines come in a range of varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, and drinkers feel it is one of the best box wines available.
Three Thieves Bandit Cabernet Sauvignon is unique in boxed wines.
Root 1 - These Chilean wines come in Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay.
Vina Montes - Another great Chilean winemaker, Vina Montes makes produces a number of affordable varietals, such as Pinot Noir, Carmenere, Sauvignon Blanc, and Bordeaux-style wines.
The main Bordeaux grapes are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Carménère and Petit Verdot.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich red wine with a full body.
Sauvignon Blanc is an acidic white wine with a light body.
Most commonly, winemakers blend Merlot with other Bordeaux grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Carménère.
The wine is actually a blend of fine Napa Valley Merlot grapes and Cabernet Sauvignon, with each year's blend slightly different but always at least 75% Merlot.
For instance, a full-bodied red like a Cabernet Sauvignon has the warmest serving temperature, while you serve light-bodied wines such as blush and white wines at the coolest temperatures.
The history of Cabernet Sauvignon wasn't fully understood until the 1990s when researchers at the University of California at Davis used the nascent science of DNA testing to identify and type the grapes used to make this red wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world's most popular red wines, but it's not the oldest.
Here's the history of Cabernet Sauvignon, one of the most popular and affordable red wine types on the market.
No one really knew where or how Cabernet Sauvignon developed until researcher Dr. Carole Meredith led a team that studied the DNA of the grapes used to make the wine.
Until DNA typing identified the grapes and provided a closer estimate of age, wine aficionados went by the first recorded notes on the wine and the folklore surrounding Cabernet Sauvignon.
The first written notations about Cabernet Sauvignon are found in writings at Chateau Mouton in France dating back to the 1700s.
The word Vidure means "hardy wine" and is sometimes used as a synonym for Cabernet Sauvignon.
Rumors and folklore hinted at Cabernet Sauvignon's origins.
Dr. Carole Meredith, a researcher at the University of California at Davis, led a group that conducted extensive DNA tests on the modern-day vines used to produce Cabernet Sauvignon.
Her research discoveries surprised those who held that Cabernet Sauvignon descended from Roman or Spanish grapes.
Instead, her team discovered that the modern-day Cabernet Sauvignon grapes descended from a cross between Cabernet franc and Sauvignon blanc.
This coincides with Baron de Brane and one other chateau mentioned in written records changing over to the Cabernet Sauvignon grape in the 1700s.
It's thought that most modern-day Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards are descended from the original vineyard at Chateau Mouton.
The Cabernet Sauvignon grape also adapts to various climates and grows well in its original home in France, regions in Italy and Spain, and places in the United States such as California.
Serving Cabernet Sauvignon at the ideal temperature and with foods that accent the interesting taste and texture of the wine add to the enjoyment of this wine.
Although Cabernet Sauvignon is only a few hundreds years old, its popularity confirms it as one of the leading grapes in the world, a tough survivor amidst changing times.
When asked to describe Cabernet Sauvignon, wine lovers are likely to give a variety of answers.
That's because Cabernet Sauvignon can change in character based on a number of important factors such as region, ripeness of the grapes, age of the wine, and the individual winemaker.
The variety of flavors and other characteristics is what makes Cabernet Sauvignon such a popular wine grape.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a red wine grape grown in many regions throughout the world.
Other regions that feature Cabernet Sauvignon in blends or as a varietal include Tuscany, Chile, Argentina, California, and Washington.
In France, a wine containing the Cabernet Sauvignon is named after the region, so it is called a Bordeaux.
Elsewhere around the world, wines containing Cabernet Sauvignon are typically known by the grape varietal name, unless the wine is made up of a blend of grapes.
In the United States, wines labeled as Cabernet Sauvignon may have small amounts of other grapes blended in, although the wines labeled as Cabernet Sauvignon must contain at least 75 percent of the grape.
While it may be difficult to precisely describe Cabernet Sauvignon, the grape has some commonalities that flow across regions and winemakers.
Cabernet Sauvignon wines typically age well because of the tannins in the wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon grapes contain a high amount of tannins, and as the juice macerates, the more tannic the wine becomes.
In general, Cabernet Sauvignon wines are highly tannic; however, the tannins soften as the wine ages.
The amount of tannins in the wine is known as the wine's backbone or structure, and some wine collectors age well-structured Cabernet Sauvignon wines for decades before the wine is ready to drink.
Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are black grapes, which have a dark purple and almost black appearance.
Most Cabernet Sauvignon is deep ruby red in color, and some consider the wine almost purple.
The wine from Cabernet Sauvignon is full-bodied.
One indication of Cabernet Sauvignon's body is its legs.
The flavors in Cabernet Sauvignon are highly dependent on the grapes' ripeness when harvested.
Another thing that affects the flavor in Cabernet Sauvignon is oak.
Most Cabernet Sauvignon wines are aged in oak casks, which impart warm flavors of toast and vanilla.
Cabernet Sauvignon wines run the gamut in price from a few dollars for Trader Joe's well-known "Two Buck Chuck" wine from the Charles Shaw Winery to hundreds of dollars for a well-aged Bordeaux grown in an excellent vintage.
The best way to learn about Cabernet Sauvignon is to drink it.
Visit your local wine shop for recommendations of different styles of Cabernet Sauvignon wines in your price range and see what flavors you discover in your favorite Cabernet Sauvignon.
For example, the 2008 HALL Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon which we have just released is complex and graceful, with an opulent texture.
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