WINE SPECTATOR - Know Your Grapes
By Andrew and Carrie Purcell - January 26,2022
With cooler weather and Valentines Day upon us, it's the time of year for bold red wines and Nevada has some wonderful up and coming Cabernet Sauvignons. Read the article below and try some of your local Cabernets!
"Cabernet Sauvignon, native to Bordeaux, has thick blue skins, giving the resulting wines plentiful tannins and phenolics and making them particularly ageworthy. Over the past 50 years, Cabernet Sauvignon has spread to all of the New World's major winegrowing regions, and it remains one of France's most important grapes.
A late-budding, mid- to late-ripening grape, Cabernet Sauvignon performs best in warm climates, particularly in well-drained gravelly soils. It is probably best-known as the main component of Bordeaux's Left Bank blends, supported by Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Elsewhere in Europe, it has become a pillar of Italy's super Tuscans. But its appreciation for warm weather also explains why it has found success in New World regions like Australia, Washington, Chile and, most significant, California's Napa Valley." READ THE ARTICLE
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