Some Cabernet Sauvignon Facts

I’ve started doing my Cabernet Sauvignon and Elk Grove research. Did you know:

  • Although Cabernet Sauvignon was long thought to be an ancient variety, recent studies (1997) at U.C. Davis determined that it’s a hybrid offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc (you’d think people might have gotten a hint earlier on from the name!)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon berries are small and spherical, with black, thick skins. The thick skins make them resistant to disease and spoilage.
  • taste characteristics: dark cherry, cedar, black currant, tobacco
  • Often blended with Merlot, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot, or Malbec
  • In parts of France, this grape is also called Bouche, Bouchet, Petit-Cabernet, Sauvignon Rouge, and Vidure