Indicative blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Syrah
Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $12
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 vine h ... more
Vin de Pays d'Oc is a Vin de Pays (VDP) title covering the Lozere, Gard, Herault, Aude and Pyrenees-Orientales administrative departments of southern France. This area basically corresponds to the Languedoc-Roussillon wine region and is undoubtedly the engine room of Vin de Pays wines. Roughly 85% of the wines originate here, labeled either as VDP d'Oc or with one of the region's many sub-categories.