Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world's most widely recognized red wine grape varieties. It is grown in nearly every major wine producing country. This wonderful grape origin in France and Scientificname: Vitis vinifera 'Cabernet Sauvignon'. This wine is big and bold with tastes of Black Currant, Blackberry, Pencil Lead, Tobacco, Mint. The highest-quality wines all have intense flavor (and a high level of color extraction) but all the components in the wine are perfectly balanced with one another.
In 1997, researchers at UC Davis (Carole Meredith and John Bowers) shocked the world. They discovered Cabernet Sauvignon was a child of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc.
The French did not think California Cab’s could stand up to their Cab’s. The area became known for Cabernet when in 1976, an English wine merchant held a blind-tasting featuring French and Californian wines with France’s top wine critics. Later dubbed “The Judgement of Paris,” the Californian wines won, proving that great wine could be made outside of France! Napa Valley brought California to the next level for the wine industry. California is number one for sales to the United States of America, Nape Valley number one for Cabernet Sauvignon sales.