Exploring the world of Cabernet Sauvignon!
This was our second Vancity Wine event. For this event every member brought a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon that was tasted and rated blind then revealed at the end. Here are the groups average scores in random tasting order:
Average Group Score:
1. Hess Select, North Coast 3.9/5
2. Edge, Napa Valley 3.5/5
3. Chateau Ste Michelle, Columbia Valley 3.4/5
4. 337, Lodi 3.7/5
5. Mission Hill, Okanagan Valley 3.6/5
6. Irony, Napa Valley 3.7/5
7. Liberty School, Paso Robles 3.7/5
We also learned a bit more about the Cabernet varietal. It is one of the mostly widely plated varietals in the world and is actually the offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc.
Cabernet Sauvignon is predominately a full-bodied red wine with darker fruit flavors and savory notes ranging from black pepper to bell pepper. Aromas and flavours of Cabernet Sauvignon also change with age, becoming less “fresh” fruit forward and more “dried” fruit, earth and cigar box.