Cabernet Sauvignon: Grapes, Wine and Food Pairings

Cabernet Sauvignon: Grapes, Wine and Food Pairings

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

Date: October 4, 2010

New About Wine by Yats Restaurant & Wine Bar located in Pampanga Angeles City Clark Philippines
Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s most loved red wine. It is nicknamed “the king of red wine grapes,” and often paired with other reds, including merlot and shiraz. Admirers of the wine affectionately refer to it simply as “cab” or “cab sauv.”

In addition to worldwide fame, Cabernet sauvignon wine is the most popular red wine made in California. It is fairly easy to pronounce (Cah-bur-nay Saw-vee-nyonh) and is a very popular red wine served in restaurants.

Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes
On the vine, the cabernet sauvignon grape is hardy with thick bluish black skin. This thick skin contributes to the grapes notoriously high tannin levels, which soften and smooth with aging. Wine producers are also fond of this particular grape because it can withstand rainfall and is resistant to disease.

Cabernet Sauvignon Flavors
Pyrazine, symmetrical molecules found in cabernet sauvignon grapes, contribute to its notorious bell pepper aroma. These molecules are more prevalent, and hence the flavor is stronger, in under-ripened cabernet sauvignon grapes. This flavor is not considered a fault, but not all consumers desire it. Critics may describe a strong bell pepper odor as “weedy.” Other noted aromas present in cabernet sauvignon wine include
• black currant
• eucalyptus
• mint
• tobacco.
Cabernet Sauvignon also has fruit flavors present, including blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, plum and dried fruit essences.
Aging Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet sauvignon is known as a consistent wine for aging, and almost always improves over time. The wine can be aged up to 10-15 years. With aging the black currant aroma can develop additional aromatic hints of:
• cedar
• cigar box
• leather
• violet.
Cabernet Sauvignon History
The grape originates from the Bordeaux region of southwest France and is known to be the result of breeding a cabernet franc and sauvignon blanc grape. Historically, these two types of grapes were grown in neighboring vineyards and the cabernet sauvignon grape has been produced for several centuries.

Due to its tolerance to many different climate types and soil types, the grape is grown in almost all wine producing countries. Some of the more notable regions include:
• Australia
• Bordeaux (France)
• Napa Valley (California, U.S.A)
• Sonoma County (California, U.S.A)
• Tuscany (Italy).
Popular Cabernet Sauvignon Varietals
In California, some of the regions producing the highest rated California varietals include Alexander Valley in Sonoma County, the Paso Robles region of California’s central coast, and Napa Valley. In St. Helena, CA, popular Whitehall Lane cabernet sauvignon wine is a blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and malbec grapes.

In the state of Washington, Boudreaux Cellars produces an award winning ultra-premium Boudreaux cabernet. Depending on the specific production year, prices for Boudreaux cabernet sauvignon can be reach or exceed $100 a bottle. Boudreaux Cellars is the only winery in Washington state that is completely self powered.

A popular South American favorite is 35 South cabernet sauvignon. This increasingly desirable wine is produced from a grape grown by one of Chile’s largest wine producers, Vina San Pedro, an organically farmed winery with over 6,000 acres.
Cabernet Sauvignon Food Pairings
A few decades ago, cabernet sauvignon replaced burgundy as the generic term for red wine. In restaurants, Copperidge cabernet sauvignon is served as a popular brand of house red wine. This delightful yet inexpensive choice is almost impossible to find in stores, due to a marketing deal between its producer and restaurants.

The bold flavored cabernet sauvignon is often matched with strong flavored foods like:
• chocolate
• filet mignon
• grilled steak
• lamb chops
• strong flavored cheeses.

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.

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(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.

Pampanga is fast gaining the respect of food and wine lovers from Manila and tourists from all over Asia as a holiday destination that has good restaurants. Manila residents spending holidays in Clark often wine and dine at some of the best restaurants in Pampanga. Within Angeles City, there is one restaurant in Clark that is lauded by food and wine lovers as one of the best restaurants outside Manila to enjoy good wine and good food. This is also one of the good restaurants in Pampanga that is very child friendly also. Visitors to Clark Philippines rarely pass up in the opportunity to dine at one of the best restaurants in Pampanga.

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