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Cabernet Sauvignon (often shortened to 'Cab Sav' or even just 'Cab') is probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. The product of a natural crossing of key Bordeaux grape varieties Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon's DNA was profiled only as recently as 1997, by researchers in California. Most wine authorities agree that the crossing happened only in the past few centuries, making the variety's current fame all the more impressive. From its origins around the Medoc, the Cabern ... more
California's famous Paso Robles is the largest AVA in San Luis Obispo County. It is in fact among the largest in California, rivalled only by the state's regional AVAs: North Coast, Sierra Foothills, San Francisco Bay and Central Coast. There are varying claims about the AVA's size, but the US Wine Institute lists it as 666,500 acres (270,000ha), two-thirds the size of the entire Central Coast AVA.
Paso Robles' northern boundary follows the county line separating San Luis Obispo from Monterey. Its southern boundary is less defined, but comes close to the town of San Luis Obispo and the neighboring Edna Valley AVA. To the east is the Santa Lucia coastal mountain range, which shields much of Paso Robles from coastal influ ... more
San Luis Obispo County is almost exactly half-way between San Francisco and Los Angeles, sandwiched between Santa Barbara County (to the south) and Monterey County (to the north). Hemmed in close to the Pacific coastline by the Santa Lucia hills, the county is subject to similar climatic influences as its northern counterparts Napa and ... more