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  • Writer's pictureFranz Brendle

Cabernet Sauvignon- The King of Grapes?

Updated: Apr 14, 2023

Cabernet Sauvignon is a red grape variety that is one of the most widely planted wine grapes in the world. It is believed to have originated in the Bordeaux region of France in the 17th century, when it was created as a result of a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc grapes. In the 18th century, it was introduced to other parts of Europe and eventually made its way to other wine-producing regions around the world, including the United States, Australia, Chile, and Argentina. Cabernet Sauvignon is known for its full-bodied, rich flavor, high tannins, and aging potential, and is often blended with other red grape varieties to create complex and balanced wines.

The term "king of grapes" is a subjective term and can vary based on personal opinions and preferences. However, many wine experts consider Cabernet Sauvignon to be the "king of grapes" due to its popularity, versatility, and ability to produce high-quality wines with aging potential.

Cabernet Sauvignon has a rich history, and it has been used to make some of the world's most famous and expensive wines. The grape is now widely grown in many wine regions around the world, including Napa Valley, California; Margaret River, Australia; and Maipo Valley, Chile.

The best Cabernet Sauvignon wines come from regions that have the ideal climate and soil conditions for the grape. In addition to Bordeaux, some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon wines come from the Napa Valley in California, where the grape thrives in the region's warm days and cool nights, volcanic soil, and well-drained gravelly loam.

Cabernet Sauvignon is a versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of foods, including red meats, grilled vegetables, and aged cheeses. It is particularly well-suited to pairing with steak due to its bold flavors and high tannins, which help to cut through the rich flavors of the meat.

On your next visit to Pharmacy Kitchen & Bar, I would recommend trying one of our Cabernet Sauvignons to pair with your meal. The bold flavors and high tannins of the wine will complement the rich flavors of the steak and other grilled meats on the menu. With over 25 different researched and well selected Cabernets

represented on our list you can’t go wrong. Cabernet Sauvignon is a perfect wine for those who enjoy a hearty and robust red wine, and it is sure to enhance your dining experience at Pharmacy Kitchen & Bar. You decide wether or not it is the king of grapes

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