Search Rank 933
Over all vintages, this was the 933rd most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 940th
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
The Oakville AVA is one of the most renowned Napa Valley sub-regions. Sandwiched between Rutherford and Yountville, two of California's top terroirs, and equidistant from Calistoga (to the north) and Napa (to the south), Oakville is sometimes seen as the heart of the Napa Valley.
The origins of Oakville's viniculture date back to 1868, when Henry Walker Crabb set up his first vineyard there. Fittingly, given the local surroundings, Crabb named the vineyard To Kalon (kalon means 'highest beauty' in Greek) – a name retained by Robert Mondavi when he purchased the site ... more
California’s Napa Valley wine region is located immediately north of San Pablo Bay, in the north-eastern corner of the San Francisco Bay Area. Formed by the Napa river as it flows between the Vacas Mountains (to the east) and the Mayacamas (to the west), the valley runs roughly north-west to south-east for approximately 35 miles (57km). The scenic 40-minute drive between Napa and Calistoga passes through some of the most valuable viticultural real estate on Earth.... more