Alexander Valley Cabernets
The lushness and elegance of the rolling hills and the cooler nights/warm summer days of California's famed Alexander Valley Cabernets are perfect for making exquisite wines of superior complexity and structure. Grown just north of San Francisco in the northwest corner of the state, California's most famous wine region is home to a collection of the country's finest Cabernet Sauvignon.
Aged in oak barrels from the Napa Valley, the region's reds are typically aged for at least four months. However, many wine enthusiasts favor their vintage to be aged for longer periods of time (up to six months), since these wines have a more complex flavor that develops as it ages.
The best way to enjoy the variety of Cabernets grown here is to select wine that blends well with others, such as Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, or Sauvignon Blanc. It is also important to keep in mind that the flavor of the wine does not necessarily change with aging. Instead, the variety of grapes used to produce a specific wine often influences the flavor of that wine.
Grapes used in the production of Cabernets are usually grown in the Pacific northwest regions of California. These include: Merlot grapes, which are grown primarily in the central mountains of California; Cabernet Franc grapes, which are grown primarily in the central and northern regions of California; and Zinfandel grapes, which are grown primarily in the southern and eastern areas of California. The three most popular grape varieties in the production of Cabernet Sauvignon include Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Zinfandel.
For the best tasting Cabernets, it is essential to select wines that are produced using the same grapes. In addition to using the same grapes during the fermentation process, wineries often use the same grape variety throughout the entire production process, as each grape has a different characteristic when it comes to the taste and quality of a wine.
There are two primary grape varieties that are used for the production of Alexander Valley Cabernets: the Chardonnay grape and the Sauvignon Blanc grape. Each grape has its own unique characteristics, so wineries often blend two or more different grapes to create new blends, to achieve a certain taste and aroma that make each wine unique.
Many people who enjoy drinking wine are unfamiliar with the intricacies of winery technology. However, there is plenty of information available to help those who are interested in wine and the fine details of the production process. Many online resources offer detailed descriptions of the history of each specific grape variety and often provide links to helpful websites where you can learn about the winery and vineyard information.
Many consumers are also interested in knowing the origins of a particular type of popular wine, especially when it comes to selecting a variety of wines that are made in the area. Some of California's most famous wineries provide information about their production process, including how the grapes are picked, cured, and fermented. Often times, wine that is harvested in the Alexander Valley is aged for a very short period of time (usually a couple of months) before being released into the public for consumption. When choosing a vineyard in the region, you can also take a closer look at the process of racking the wine, as it is part of the fermentation process.
There are also many different types of wines available, as well as various types of production methods. Most of the Cabernet Sauvignon produced in the area is considered to be the most expensive, as it is one of the best tasting and most affordable Cabernets, as well as one of the most unique wines available in the world.
The Cabernet Sauvignon grape is one of California's most sought after grape varieties, and its quality is what allows the production of this delicious wine. Because it is grown in a unique location, the production of this type of wine takes longer, which creates a longer fermentation process that leads to an even more enjoyable product.
There are many reasons why people may choose to purchase Cabernet Sauvignon as an alternative to other wine varieties. People who enjoy Cabernet Sauvignon because of the smooth and rich taste, as well as its distinct taste and aroma, often choose to purchase a blend of this wine, rather than purchasing an expensive bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, such as a Merlot. Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with seafood dishes, especially seafood dishes that feature shrimp, salmon, and scallops. However, this type of wine should not be consumed on its own as an everyday beverage; instead, it should be enjoyed as a palate cleanser for those who like to have a glass of wine, as a special treat.