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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  • In 2012 it looked like this:1. Chardonnay (93,153 acres)2. Cabernet Sauvignon ... Grenache (5,846 acres)15. Ruby Cabernet (5,801)16. Carignan (2,547 acres)Rubired is used to make juice and powdered tannins. It's one reason wines like Earthquake Zin can be so dark. Plantings of Pinot Noir skyrocketed after the movie Sideways but that's leveling... Read More

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  • Trying to recall a conversation we had a little while ago on this subject.Whats the most widely planted (acreage) and produced (bottles) red grape in CA, U.S., and worldwide?I seem to recall a Snooth article mentioning Grenache as the most widely planted red grape worldwide, but that was some years ago. I'm assuming it's Chardonnay for white? Read More

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  • JD - Ruby Cabernet is one of the grapes produced at UC Davis. After Prohibition, the US wine industry was wrecked and they were looking for jug wine mostly. They wanted things that would grow in the hot Central Valley and they crossed lots of grapes to come up with something. They developed a few grapes but I don't know that any of them are used... Read More

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  • Avalon California Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    There are many intriguing stories of a mystical island called Avalon. Many stories of King Arthur visiting the island and forging his sword Excalibur there. And tales about the abundant lush gardens, beautiful people, and dreams of paradise were all part of the legendary Isle of Avalon. It was said that the Isle of Avalon was a place of wonder, ... Read More

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  • Grenache as Garnacha and Cabernet are blended in Priorat in some of the top ... ... It was really good. Ruby Cabernet was a hybrid created at Davis, yes?  Cab and carignane, mostly used in bulk wines.  I think the idea was to get Cab's good traits and Carignane's ability to grow just about anywhere hot.  Didn't really work out all that well.&nbs Read More

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  • It's interesting, Jon, that Ruby Cabernet seems to be grown a lot in BC.  I can think of two blends that I have had from there that included it--Tres Valles Kuwal (blended with Grenache and Tempranillo) and.Casa Pedro Domecq Reserva Real (blended with Barbera). Read More

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  • Interesting red blend...rarely see Grenache blended with Cabernet, and not familiar with Ruby Cabernet either? Read More

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  • Hey guys!  Two Wines, a red blend and a white blend. I own the ... | 20% CABERNET SAUVIGNON 20% RUBY CABERNET | 10% BARBERA   Please email me for more information!  Elliott@suttonandtaylor.c Read More

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  • MEXICO!Pavo Real Wines are cultivated in Valle De Guadalupe, Baja, Mexico. A plentiful and exceptional Viticulture region, wines have been cultivated in Mexico since the Spanish first arrived in the 16th century. Until now, these wines have been enjoyed within the Mexican borders. Blended by MS Ian Cauble and Imported Directly into the United St... Read More

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  • This one caught my eye. Not pinot noir, but gamay a la Loire via Oregon and Ian Cauble. Color me interested... Leah Jorgensen Cellars, Tour Rain, Red Blend Oregon 2014 Just when the same old stand-by classics prompt us to yawn in boredom, an interesting wine of such purity, personality and historic roots comes along to throttle our se... Read More

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