Our award winning Cabernet Sauvignon is dry and silky with a stirring flavor balance of acidity and tannins. Combine floral hints of rose, black fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg, and olives with complex earthy and smoky flavors for a truly amazing foxy Cab Sauv! Cabernet Sauvignon loves grilled dishes, as the charred nature of the meat mirrors the edge of the tannin in the wine. Red meat in particular is its first love. Everything from burgers and brats to prime rib and grilled game, hearty, sausage dishes, and lamb …and for vegetables, fear not, it pairs well with bitter vegetables like eggplant, arugula or radicchio. As for cheese, the standard rule of ‘matching intensity’ does not apply. Cabernet is best served with mild to moderate cheeses.
Cabernet Sauvignon though often referred to as the “King of Red Wine Grapes,” is less than six hundred years old; a relative newcomer to the world of wine grapes. The oldest recorded reference (that we know of) comes from the 18th century Chateau Mouton where Baron De Brane planted red wine grapes called Vidure from the French words Vigne Dure meaning “hardy vine”. which describes the Cabernet Sauvignon vine perfectly.
It wasn’t until 1997 that Professor Carole Meredith from the University of California at Davis discovered that Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc are the parents of Cabernet Sauvignon. It is one of the world’s most widely planted red varietals and a longstanding favorite in Virginia in part due to its versatility. Our Cabernet Sauvignon is a rare surprise, not bold and arrogant but sweet, spicy and gently approachable…Yum!