Cabernae wine. Cabernet Franc

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The grape continued to grow in popularity until the epidemic of 1852 exposed Cabernet Sauvignon's sensitivity to that grape disease.

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Cabernet Sauvignon Wine

Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted red grape variety in Washington state according to the Washington State Wine Commission. The first estates known to have actively grown the variety and the likely source of Cabernet vines for other estates were and in.

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Cabernet Sauvignon Wine

The use of oak in California Cabernet has a long history, with many producers favoring the use of new oak barrels heavily composed of American oak. It is worth doing this as it will greatly enhance the tasting experience. In 1997, DNA profiling revealed the grape to be a spontaneous crossing of and which took place in 17th century southwestern France.

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Cuttings of the vine were taken to the Bordeaux region of France at some time in the 17th century.

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Cabernet Sauvignon Wine

Cabernet Sauvignon became internationally recognized through its prominence in where it is often blended with and.

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Cabernet Sauvignon Wine

Another method that winemakers consider is tea bagging with or adding oak planks to the wines while fermenting or aging it in stainless steel tanks. Today Cabernet Sauvignon is the second most widely planted red wine grape in Australia, following Shiraz with which it is often blended. During a series of trials between 1924 and 1930, the pollen of Cabernet Sauvignon was used to fertilize vines the white wine grape used to make the to create the red Italian wine grape.

Cabernet Sauvignon Wine

In regions that are too cool, there is a potential for more herbaceous and green flavours from less than ideally ripened grapes. For vineyard plantings along flat river valleys, the climate of the region is the most important consideration; as plantings move to higher elevations and along hillsides, is a greater concern. The sometime temperamental and unpredictable climate of Bordeaux during the "" did not guarantee a successful harvest every year; producers had to insure themselves against the risk of losing an entire vintage by planting a variety of grapes.