Course: California Cabernet

Class 1: Cabernet and California


CABERNET SAUVIGNON PRIMER

 
Growing Cab
Cabernet Sauvignon is a hearty, durable grape that grows vigorously in many climates and is easy to harvest.

Its hard wood vine allows it to survive severe spring frosts, but it ripens late in the summer or fall, which can pose a problem in rainy years.

The Cabernet grape is a small, thick-skinned berry that hangs in a loose cluster, which makes it less susceptible to bunch rot after rain.

When properly cultivated in warm but not hot climates, it yields wines of great richness, depth, intensity, concentration and structure.

Cabernet vines planted in the wrong climate or allowed to overproduce can lead to pronounced vegetal flavors, which many consider to be...

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