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Big, Bold Reds—Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot

Lecture no. 5 from the course: The Everyday Guide to Wines of California

Big, Bold Reds—Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot

Taught by Professor Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan | 34 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Food & Wine Courses

Learn everything you need to know about Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, which make up approximately 42% of the red grape variety plantings in California. How does a Cabernet Sauvignon stand up to a Bordeaux? What should you look for in a Cab/Merlot blend? How does California’s terroir affect its Cabs and Merlots? How do you age a Cabernet, and what does the aging process do to the wine’s taste?


February 11, 2017