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Celebrating Cabernet Day: 5 Reasons Cab is King

Celebrating Cabernet Day: 5 Reasons Cab is King
August 30, 2023 Scarlett Heffernan
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Cab is king around the world, especially for us here in the acclaimed Moon Mountain District AVA. With 11 distinct estate-grown Cabernets and several Cabernet-based blends, Ty Caton Vineyards is all about celebrating this renowned grape. With International Cabernet Day coming up on August 31st, here are our top 5 reasons why we can’t get enough of this one-of-a-kind varietal.


1.Cabernet is an ideal match for growing conditions in the Moon Mountain District.

Nestled in Sonoma Valley’s prestigious Moon Mountain District, Caton Vineyards adorns the slopes of the Mayacamas Mountain Range. Recognized for its diverse microclimates and volcanic soil, this locale is perfect for crafting top-tier Cabernet Sauvignon. Near Napa Valley’s Mount Veeder AVA, our vineyard benefits from cooling breezes, ensuring optimal temperatures for flavor development. Caton Vineyards offers seven distinct single block Cabernets, each showcasing its unique terroir. Explore more about our wines and vineyard blocks to discover the essence of Caton Vineyards and our exquisite offerings.


2. Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful blending grape.

Renowned for its intense flavor, bold tannin structure, and aromatic profile, Cabernet Sauvignon creates beautiful blends with balance. It shines in classic Bordeaux-style blends like the Upper Bench Block Three – Bordeaux Blend. Ty showcases his creativity in crafting the flagship Tytanium Red Wine, a unique blend of all five varietals grown on Caton Vineyard. The plethora of possibilities in creating unique blends demonstrates the art of winemaking.



3. Cabernet Sauvignon is a match for many food pairings.

Indulge in Cabernet’s versatility, enhancing everyday life from sweet to savory dishes. Its full-bodied richness and tannins complement red meat, cheese, even dark chocolate. Appreciate its versatility and explore our favorite portobello mushroom and Cabernet pairing in our summer BBQ guide.

4. It’s rich history.

Did you know Cabernet is one of the world’s most popular wine varietals? Originating from Bordeaux, France in the 1600s, Cabernet Sauvignon is the offspring of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc, reflecting some similar flavor profiles. It’s planted worldwide in leading wine regions like Bordeaux, Australia, Argentina, South Africa, and Northern California. Centuries of study continually elevate the quality and production standards for this esteemed wine.


5. Better with age. 

While “like a fine wine, it gets better with age” applies to some wines, balanced ones with high tannins and acidity evolve over time. Cabernet Sauvignon exemplifies this, developing into a smooth, drinkable wine over decades. Conversely, wines with less tannin structure may not benefit from aging.



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