Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Red Wine, California, Wine
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Noni Bacca Winery
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In California, Cabernet Sauvignon has developed its characteristic style and reputation, recognizable in the world's market. Production and plantings of the grape in California are similar in quantity to those of Bordeaux.
Judgment of Paris
wine tasting event helped to catapult Californian Cabernet Sauvignons onto the international stage when
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
Stags Leap District
Cabernet Sauvignon beat out
Château Mouton Rothschild
Château Léoville-Las Cases
conducted by French wine experts.
In the 1980s, a new epidemic of
hit California, devastating many vineyards, which needed replanting. There was some speculation that ravaged Cabernet vineyards would be replanted with other varietals (such as those emerging from the
movement) but in fact California plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon doubled between 1988 and 1998; many wine regions— such as Napa Valley north of
— were almost completely dominated by the grape varieties. It also started to gain a foothold in
Dry Creek Valley
Cabernet from Sonoma County has shown a tendency to feature
notes while Napa County Cabernets are characterized by their strong black fruit flavors