The Wine Club - Cabernet Sauvignon - The Elephant in the Room!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Time: 07:00pm - 08:30pm

Type: Class

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Once a month, promptly at 7:00 pm, we get together to examine an element of the wide world of wine. We sample 6 or 7 wines with the knowledgeable help of a winemaker, an importer, a distributor or one of our staff.

Kate prepares some culinary delights that match well with the wines we're trying or come from the region at hand. It's a relaxed evening with plenty of opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and develop new friends and broader palates.

The fee offsets the cost of the class and ranges from $25 to $50 per person, $40 to $75 per couple. We limit the attendance so that we can properly handle the event. Classes usually fill about a week before the event.


Call us at 703-668-WINE(9463) to reserve your seat!!

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine Profile

MAJOR REGIONS: France (~124k acres), Chile (~100k acres), United States (~95k acres), Australia (~65k acres), Italy (unknown), South Africa (~41k acres), Argentina (~16k acres)
Over 650,000 acres worldwide*

Cabernet Sauvignon Characteristics

FRUIT: black cherry, black currant and blackberry
OTHER: black pepper, tobacco, licorice, vanilla and violet
OAK: Yes. Usually 9-18 months French oak. Some American & Hungarian oak
TANNIN: Medium (+)
ACIDITY: Medium (+)
ABV: 13.5-15.5%
COMMON SYNONYMS: In France, Bordeaux wines often blend with Cab. In Italy, it’s common to see Supertuscan wines containing Cab. In Spain, Priorat wines often use Cab.
Bouchet, Bouche, Petit-Bouchet, Petit-Cabernet, Petit-Vidure, Vidure, Sauvignon Rouge

What does Cabernet Sauvignon Taste Like?

Since Cabernet Sauvignon is grown in a wide range of climates and regions throughout the world it has varied flavors. Fundamentally speaking, Cab is a full-bodied red wine with dark fruit flavors and savory tastes from black pepper to bell pepper. 

Thanks to Wine Folly!!