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The return of California Cabernet

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2010 Concannon Vineyard 130th Anniversary Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml VINEYARD NOTES: A pioneer in the California wine industry, Concannon has a history of firsts. Among these contributions was the introduction of the Concannon Cabernet clones 7 and 8 in 1966 to the wine growing community, particularly in Napa Valley. Today these clones can be found in the most esteemed Cabernets in the state, and Concannon continues to offer our own exceptional Cabernet sourced from our very ..

2011 Charles Wetmore Cabernet Sauvignon. Charles A. Wetmore: Father of the California Wine Industry. Distant relative, 3rd cousin 2x removed

Born into a tradition of wine as an art form, we regularly explored the complex relationship between wine & food. My grandfather worked directly with Georges De Latour & celebrated winemaker André Tchelistcheff to establish the California wine industry. My mother also worked with Tchelistcheff & later with Beringer winemaker Fred Abruzzini as he crafted an international reputation for California wines.

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History houses, amid its illustrious artifacts, two bottles of wine: a 1973 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon and a 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay. These are the wines that won at the now-famous Paris Tasting in 1976, where a panel of top French wine experts compared some of France's most famous wines with a new generation of California wines. Little did they know the wine industry would be completely transformed as a result....

TP070-Voorsanger. Napa Valley, an hour’s drive north of San Francisco, is the hub of the California wine industry, drawing hordes of visitors every year though still preserving the area’s natural beauty. The prestige of Napa’s premium labels has encouraged investors to create boutique wineries in a few favored locations. An idyllic landscape and 39,500 sq m of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon vines persuaded a Bostonian couple to buy the property and replace a leaky farmstead with a daring new…

The legend of Brother Timothy is well known in Napa — and throughout the California wine industry.

June 15, 2012: Sonoma County offers an amazing range of wines waiting to be discovered. There’s cool-climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, sun-drenched Zinfandel, supple Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, plus sparkling wine and more.

California Vineyards Robert Mondavi California has a long and storied vineyard history. Despite the emergence of successful, smaller vineyards on the East Coast of the United States as far north as the finger lakes area of New York, California wine country, primarily Napa Valley and Sonoma, remain the heart of the U.S. wine industry in terms of production and popular understanding.