National Cabernet Sauvignon Day: A Celebration of the Iconic Wine

September 1st marks a unique holiday, National Cabernet Sauvignon Day! The holiday falls the Thursday before Labor Day in the United States. What better way to celebrate one of the world’s most iconic wines than by learning about its history? Cabernet Sauvignon is a red wine that is made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. It is one of the most popular types of wine in the world, and can be found in many different countries. In this blog post, we will discuss the history of this delicious wine and how it has become so popular today!

The Cabernet Sauvignon Grape

The Cabernet Sauvignon grape is one of the most planted grape varieties in the world. Native to the Bordeaux region of France, the Cabernet Sauvignon grape is the offspring of two very popular grape varieties, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. The popularity of this grape can be attributed to its unique flavor. Thanks to thick grape skins with lots of tannin and acidity, this makes the ideal wine grape for producing robust, full-bodied wines. As a result, Cabernet Sauvignon wines are known for their strong taste, which is a result of the high levels of tannins and acidity in the grapes.

The History of Cabernet Sauvignon Wine

The history of Cabernet Sauvignon wine is a long and fascinating one. A lot of mystery surrounds the origins of this grape, but the grape is thought to have originated in the 17th century, when it was first discovered in the Bordeaux region of France. Since then, Cabernet Sauvignon has found great viticultural success across the U.S. (particularly in the Napa Valley), South America, Australia, and beyond. In Old World growing regions, Cabernet Sauvignon is generally used in blends, where it is often vinified with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and/or Petit Verdot. In New World regions, the grape is often made into a single-varietal wine.

Cabernet Sauvignon Today

Cabernet Sauvignon is more popular than ever before, thanks to its unique flavor and versatility. Today, wine drinkers can find many Cabernet Sauvignon options. Some Cabernet Sauvignon wines are fruity, while others boast a savory smokiness. The tasting notes all depend on where the Cabernet Sauvignon grows and the winemaking process. For those who love to pair wine with food, the strong flavor and high tannin content in Cabernet Sauvignon make it a great match for grilled meats, peppery sauces, and dishes with intense flavors.

Handling Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine that can age for many years. When stored properly, a Cabernet Sauvignon wine can improve with age and develop new and exciting flavors. If you are planning on aging your Cabernet Sauvignon, be sure to store it in a cool, dark place. The ideal storage temperature for Cabernet Sauvignon is between 55-60 degrees Fahrenheit. Consider decanting your Cabernet Sauvignon wine before serving, as this will help to soften the tannins and bring out the flavor of the wine. The ideal serving temperature for Cabernet Sauvignon is between 60-68 degrees Fahrenheit. Serve in a large glass and enjoy!

Celebrate National Cabernet Sauvignon Day With RayLen’s 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Release

National Cabernet Sauvignon Day is the perfect opportunity to enjoy this delicious and versatile wine. RayLen Vineyards’ upcoming 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon release will take place on Monday, September 5th, just in time for Labor Day! This new vintage has aromas of ripe cherry and currant melding with earthy notes of mushroom. Hints of clove and smoke dance around raspberry, plum and luscious red fruits through the mid-palate. This medium-bodied, well-balanced wine pairs well with grilled meats, vegetables, and friends. We can’t wait for you to try it and let us know what you think! Stop by RayLen Vineyards & Winery to pick up a bottle or shop online and have a bottle shipped directly to you!

Whether you are enjoying a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon on its own or pairing it with your favorite meal, be sure to take some time to appreciate this iconic wine. National Cabernet Sauvignon Day is the perfect opportunity to do just that! Cheers!

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