Ruby Cabernet

Developed for the hot climate of California’s San Joaquin Valley, this red wine grape was bred by crossing Cabernet Sauvignon with Carignan. Most of Ruby Cabernet’s acreage in California is in the Central Valley, where it improves the quality of the area’s basic bulk wine blends providing backbone with its good natural acidity. Despite this workhorse role, Ruby Cabernet does show promise in cooler, coastal areas, though few are willing to allocated such valuable vineyard acreage to the variety. Also grown to a limited degree in Australia, Argentina, Chile and South Africa. The wines made from this grape may not possess the distinguishing flavor and structure of its famous parent, but do manage to exhibit some of the fruity aromatics. Ruby Cabernet is vulnerable to powdery mildew and has been susceptible to both leaf roll and fan leaf virus.

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  • Villa Maria Marlborough Lightly Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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    For a wine lover, there is nothing like lining up a group of wines from one prestigious winery and taste through them all in one evening..with friends to share with of course! To be able to sample different wine varieties from the same winery and its different vineyards is a fun and educational experience! We were able to examine the flavor prof... Read More

    Wine review by WineSplash


  • Americans seem to be growing in curiosity about Spain. Numbers indicate Americans traveling to Spain are on the rise each year, while at the same time Spanish restaurants and tapas bars are spreading across the United States. There is even a growing awareness that much like France and Italy, Spain has a number of diverse wine regions with grapes... Read More

    From the article Ribera y Rueda: A Tale of Two Wines


  • Geyser Peak Winery Bin 10 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2006

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    The wine is a deep, inky purple at the center, with bright ruby along the edges. The nose presents aromas of blackberry, plum and cassis overlaid with some earthy notes of leather and tar. The taste is packed with jammy fruit up front, with blueberry, plum and blackberry, that transition nicely to some notes of black pepper and spice along wit... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Route Stock Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012

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    The wine is a deep, inky color in the glass with bright ruby along the edges, the classic look of a Cabernet. The nose is rather pleasant, with some leather, black fruit and a hint of mint. The taste is quite nice, with some ripe black fruit up front, blackberry and plum, that transition to some notes of cherry cola and green grass midpalate. ... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Robert Mondavi Oakville District Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    The wine has that classic Cabernet look, deep inky black at the center and bright ruby along the edges. The nose presents aromas of leather, oak, tobacco and dusty gravel, with just a hint of black fruit. The taste is just a classic, high-quality Napa Cabernet, with a bit of black fruit up front, blackberry and a bit of cherry, that transition... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Seven Hills Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley Reserve 2010

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    The wine is an intense ruby color along the edges with a center of inky indigo. The nose offers some stunning aromas of leather and rich black fruit, blackberries, cherries and cassis with a residual of green olive that lingers at the end. The taste is absolutely stunning, with rich black fruit intermingled with some wonderful notes of cherry ... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Charles Krug Vintage Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    The wine is an inky black color at the center, with bright ruby along the edges, just as you'd expect from a high quality Cabernet. The nose is a pleasant combination of blueberry, espresso and a hint of smoke, The taste is a wonderful rush of ripe fruit up front, blueberries, blackberries and cherries, that transition nicely to some wonderful... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Edge Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    The wine is a deep, inky purple at the center with bright ruby along the edges. The nose is classic Napa Cabernet, with aromas of leather, cedar and anise with wonderful notes of ripe black fruit. The taste is wonderfully fruit forward with a rush of blackberry, cherry and plum that transitions nicely to some spice notes of cinnamon and mocha ... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Charles Krug Generations Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    The wine is a deep, inky black at the center, with bright ruby along the edges, classic for a Napa Cabernet. The nose is a lovely combination of graphite, leather, black cherry and a hint of blueberry. The taste is a lovely rush of black fruit, cherry cola and mocha that transition to some mineral notes midpalate. The finish is wonderful, wit... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Atlas Peak 2007

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    The wine is a classic Napa Cabernet, with deep, inky black at the center and bright ruby along the edges. The nose a fantastic rush of leather, oak, vanilla and ripe dark fruit that practically begs you to take a sip. The taste is just amazing with a rush of ripe fruit, black cherry, blackberry and blueberry, that lingers a bit as the more com... Read More

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