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2009 Cimarossa Rian Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, USA

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Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $77

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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. (© All rights reserved, Wine-Searcher)

From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every win ...more

  • The Napa Valley's Howell Mountain AVA was the very first Napa sub-region to be officially recognized as an AVA, in January 1984. The Napa Valley AVA was created in 1981, the second in America's wine history (Missouri's Augusta was the first). Interestingly, Italy was introducing its DOCG tier at a similar time, starting in 1980 with Barolo and Brunello; just like these two top-flight Italian wine zones, Howell Mountain is a highly regarded hilltop vineyard area producing some of its country's very finest red wines.

  • Napa Valley, an hour's drive north of San Francisco, California, is the most famous and prestigious wine region anywhere in the New World. Although a number of grape varieties are grown in the valley's vineyards, the area is particularly known for its Cabernet Sauvignon. The classic 'Napa Cab', the archet...more

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