Basic information about Cabernet Sauvignon grape and wine

Basic information about Cabernet Sauvignon grape and wine

Philippines wine supplier Manila wine shop discusses wine by the grape variety Cabernet Sauvignon.

Date: October 4, 2010

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Cabernet Sauvignon is hands-down the favorite red wine of choice, world over. It is the most renowned and the most planted grape for wine, from France to the America to South Africa and South America.

Many people are surprised when they first see Cabernet Sauvignon grapes on the vine because they have an image of the large, juicy table grapes that we buy in grocery stores. In fact, berries for thist wine are rather small, sometimes not much larger than a big pea, and are a dark blue color versus the expected purple tone of many red wine grapes.

Flavor Profile

As a wine, it is majestic with dark black fruit like plum or cassis or berry flavors with layers of spice, herbs, or savory qualities like leather or tobacco. A well-made Cab (as it is often nicknamed) will show amazing depth of character in fruit and tiered components, being balanced in acidity and tannins.

Much of Cabernet Sauvignon’s pre-eminence in the wine world has to do with its ageability. A young Cabernet Sauvignon may be fruit-forward and very bold, but still be very drinkable with potentially heightened tannins. A ten or twenty-year old bottle will have the huge fruit notes tamed with time, showing more subtle flavors possibly of dried herbs and earth, muted berries, and integrated spice.

Cabernet Sauvignon in France

In Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon is the base wine that makes up some of the world’s most famous blends, like Château Mouton Rothschild, but since the French don’t have to list the grape varieties on the label, the exact blend might never be known. The rest of the classic “Bordeaux” varietals that make up a blend include Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Carmenère.

Cab in California

In California, Cabernet Sauvignon reigns supreme and some could argue that it is the grape that put the New World on the global wine map. While almost every state in the union produces a wine, Cab is almost quintessentially California and more specifically, one could argue the very best come from Napa. The wines have a signature bold style but can vary tremendously from wines made from “valley floor” fruit to those with softer tannins from mountain wineries. While Cabernet Sauvignon is produced all over the state of California, it is from Napa that the famous “Cult Cabs” are produced.

New World Cabernet Sauvignon

The Southern Hemisphere is especially kind to the Cabernet Sauvignon grape with amazing offerings coming from South Africa, Argentina, and Southeast Australia. The advantage of exploring the new world offerings is first and foremost value as they are being blended with native grapes like Malbec and Carmènere.
Best Food Pairings for Cabernet

A new (under five years old) Cab is tends to be big fruit bombs. That is not necessarily bad, but is best paired with heavy, meaty foods; steaks, beef stew, roast lamb, and game foods like venison. Once a well-made Cab has some age on it – say 10 to 20 years – and the tannins have softened, it is the perfect accompaniment to haute cuisine; roast duck, truffled coursed, or fine meats with delicately prepared sauces.
Top Producers

* Screaming Eagle – Winemaker Heidi Peterson
* Harlan – Winemaker Bob Levy
* Araujo – Winemaker Françoise Peschon
* Chateau Montelena – Winemaker Bo Barrett


Are these articles useful for enhancing your wine and dine experience in the Philippines. Do they also help you with travel, leisure, vacation, dining out, nightlife and other leisure activities plans in Philippines? Considered one of the best restaurants in Manila, Yats hopes to provide you with pertinent information to plan your trips to Pampanga Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone whether you are travelling from Manila or other Asian countries such as Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Malaysia or Korea.

Restaurant reservations in Philippines, planning of menu, selection of wine for dinner and booking a private function and event in Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone can all be handled. Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar has been regarded by many to be the premier restaurant north of Manila Philippines. Its 3000-line award-winning restaurant wine list has kept many wine lovers happy dining in this restaurant in Angeles City Clark Philippines for over a decade.

Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar was built by Hong Kong-based Yats International in 2000 to provide a world-class fine dining restaurant, business meeting facilities and venues for private dinners and functions in Pampanga Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone. Pampanga Angeles City Clark Philippines was selected for this restaurant because of safety, clean air, absence of traffic and proximity to Manila and Subic.

For comments, inquiries and reservations, email or call these numbers:
(045) 599-5600 0922-870-5178 0917-520-4401 ask for Ernest or Pedro.


Getting to this fine dining restaurant of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines
How to get to this fine-dining restaurant in Clark Philippines? Once you get to Clark Freeport, go straight until you hit Mimosa. After you enter Mimosa, stay on the left on Mimosa Drive, go past the Holiday Inn and Yats Restaurant (green top, independent 1-storey structure) is on your left. Just past the Yats Restaurant is the London Pub.

Good restaurants in Pampanga offer facilities for private dining and business meetings. This makes these restaurants in Clark Pampanga convenient for tourists as well as business travelers. This is one of the best restaurants in Pampanga that serve good steaks as well as excellent seafood. Yats Restaurant and wine bar is one of the reasons why Manila residents travel to Pampanga to wine and dine in the good restaurants outside Manila. The wine selection of this restaurant is already well known as one of the best in the Philippines. Many people want to train here in this famous restaurant to become a wine sommelier in the Philippines.

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