August's Featured Varietal - Cabernet Sauvignon

Monday, August 1, 2016 - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Each month, Livermore Valley Wine Country highlights a varietal in our region.

VISIT, LEARN, TASTE and PAIR from one of our 50+ wineries!

Cabernet Sauvignon
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"Summer Loving Sauvignon"


3 Steves Winery, Bent Creek Winery, Big White House Winery, BoaVentura de Caires Winery, Caddis Winery, Cedar Mountain Winery & Port Works, Charles R Vineyards, Concannon Vineyard, Crooked Vine Winery, Cuda Ridge Wines, Dante Robere Vineyards, Darcie Kent Vineyards, Eagle Ridge Vineyard, Eckert Estate Winery, Ehrenberg Cellars, Elliston Vineyards, el Sol Winery, Fenestra Winery, Garre Vineyard & Winery, John Evan Cellars, Las Positas Vineyards, Longevity Wines, McGrail Vineyards and Winery, Mitchell Katz Winery, Murrieta's Well, Nottingham Cellars, Occasio Winery, Page Mill Winery, Pat Paulsen Vineyards, Retzlaff Vineyards and Estate Winery, Rios-Lovell Reserve Estate, Rodrigue Molyneaux, Stony Ridge Winery, The Singing Winemaker, The Steven Kent Winery, Wente Vineyards Estate Winery & Tasting Room, Wood Family Vineyards


It's easy to see why this noble varietal is the bestselling red in the United States, and number two in California acreage.  Cab's popularity among grape growers is credited to its cultivation; this varietal has thick skins and hardy vines.


With its firm, focused structure, lingering dark fruit (blackberry, blueberry, black currant), and hints of mocha and earth, Cabernet Sauvignon's concentrated flavors mellow into a rich elegance as it ages. 


Visit our Pinterest page for fabulous recipes to pair with Cabernet Sauvignon.

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