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Blueberries & Cabernet Sauvignon

Blueberries & Cabernet Sauvignon wine created the Sacrebleu pie. The blueberries offer sweetness to the Cabernet grapes which makes it delicious.

Cabernet Sauvignon is pronounced (cah-behr-NAY so-veen YAHN).
The Cabernet offers a BIG taste, most of the world-famous wine regions are Bordeaux and Napa Valley.

The Cabernet grapes come from merging the red Cabernet Franc and the white Sauvignon Blanc grapes started to appear in Bordeaux before the 18th century. Cabernets deep color is reflected by the climate and the black fruit flavors, high acidity and tannins. Winemakers usually use a blend of grapes and dark fruits from Merlot and Cabernet Franc to achieve the flavor they desire.

Here in California, where we have warmer climates, the tannins are softer, the growers will add black cherry, blueberry, and menthol flavors for a medium acidity. The Cabernet here is generally a varietal wine, which is called blended.

Higher quality Cabernet is typically aged in French or American oak barrels to give that taste of oak. Other flavors like vanilla, toast, char, cedar, tobacco, leather, chocolate, coffee, spices and others are added. Many wine lovers can discover different kinds of Cabernet from around the world.

California wine has been produced since the first European settlers arrived centuries ago. California’s wine country is the source for 90% of the wine made in the USA.

When the Franciscan missionaries in 1769 built settlements along the coast of San Diego and Sonoma, they started planting black grapes brought from Spain also known as the Mission grape, this produced a strong sweet wine that defined California winemaking for years.

Wine Tastings

If you are interested in learning about the Italian wines Martin Reyes is giving a tasting, “Italian wine holds a special place in my heart. Truly great Italians make me weak at the knees. Thus, I am excited to share with you what will happen next Tuesday, September 19.” Register on MeetUp.

About Martin, the host: Martin was selected as a Top 40 Under 40 Tastemaker by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2015. He was the palate behind some of the most popular wine clubs in the country, including NY Times, Williams-Sonoma, and Food & Wine Magazine. He is also on the final stage to becoming a Master of Wine, regarded as the most respected title in the wine industry and will be the first Mexican-American in the world to hold the honor in 2018.

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