An exotic blend of malbec, cabernet
sauvignon, and cabernet
franc aged 24 months in French oak.
Beneath the simple but classy black and white label, lies a cabernet
sauvignon of finesse and depth - which scooped a silver during the first round of judging at this year's International Wine Challenge.
Originating from south-west France, the variety gained prominence through its blending with merlot and cabernet
franc to produce some of the world's great wines from around Bordeaux.
California Many Cabernets
will have been in contact with French oak and can be similar to Bordeaux in many respects.
"We add Merlot to our Cabernet
Sauvignon to give it structure and concentration.
An aromatic, powerful, yet elegant Cabernet
aged in French oak.
On tasting a sample of Fay's Cabernet
, he knew "this is it".
There are also a slew of tasty Cabernets
on the market from numerous other countries, including Australia (big, teddy bear-esque Cabernets
) and Chile (leaner, but good and juicy and bargain-priced).
sales during the 52-week period rose 10% overall, including domestic and imported brands, for a gain of $121 million in the stores tracked by IRI.
in less expensive price segments grew dramatically, too, even as average-priced bottles dipped slightly.
So will the 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet
harvest save the day with an average crop and make Cabernet
*** (95) Obelisco Estate Cabernet
Sauvignon 2009 (Washington State).