Great Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon: Napa Valley
Setting the pace for new styles
Issue: May 15, 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon grows in many regions of California, but the grape reaches its zenith of quality and character in Napa Valley. Cabernet was introduced to California in the 1830s, first planted in the Los Angeles area by a Bordeaux native named Jean-Louis Vignes.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands April 12, 2007.