International Cabernet Day 2018 Wine Adventure JournalIt’s International Cabernet Day, celebrated each year on the Thursday before Labor Day. This Bordeaux wine grape remains one of the most popular used to make single varietal red wines and blends. As of 2018, Cabernet Sauvignon is the second most widely-grown wine grape in the U.S., coming in second behind Chardonnay.

Top 10 Wine Grapes In The US (Forbes Magazine – June 8, 2018)

  1. Chardonnay (w) 106,000 acres (43,000 ha)
  2. Cabernet Sauvignon (r) 101,300 acres (41,000 ha)
  3. Pinot Noir (r) 61,800 acres (25,000 ha)
  4. Merlot (r) 51,900 acres (21,000 ha)
  5. Zinfandel (r) 47,000 acres (19,000 ha)
  6. Syrah (r) 22,200 acres (9,000 ha)
  7. Pinot Gris (w) 19,800 acres (8,000 ha)
  8. French Colombard (w) 19,700 (8,000 ha)
  9. Sauvignon blanc (w)
  10. Rubired (crossing between Tinta Cão and Alicante Ganzin with pigmented juice)

Looking for a Cab to celebrate with tonight? Here are Cabs and blends previously featured as our Wine Of The Week:

VJB Cellars 2015 V Cabernet Sauvignon

Educated Guess 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa County

Round Pond Estate 2015 Proprietary Left Bank Blend

Hamilton Estates 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon


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