Concannon Founders Cabernet Sauvignon
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This balanced and food-friendly Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon is proudly made in part from our Concannon Clones. Enjoy rich aromas and luscious flavors of intense red cherry, ripe plum and black currant intermingling with hints of cocoa, vanilla and spice.
Paso Robles unique climate provides for ideal tannin development as well as aroma and flavor compounds. Warm sunny mornings that lead to high daytime temperatures allow for complete ripening, while cool evenings create thickening of the skins. The grapes were harvested and cold soaked at night to keep the fruit cool and provide additional extraction of color and tannin. The upright pumpover tanks extract aromatics and allow for softer tannins producing a fragrant fruit forward wine.
Since 1883, Concannon has been a trailblazer in California wine. Celebrating over 130 years of Cabernet Sauvignon, our winery is home to the acclaimed Concannon Cabernet Sauvignon Clones 7, 8, and 11, propagated from vines my great-grandfather, James, imported from the renowned Château Margaux in Bordeaux. Producing some of the best quality fruit, our acclaimed Concannon Clones played a key role in helping California Cabernet achieve international recognition. Today, an estimated 80% of California Cabernet is planted with these Concannon Clones. - John Concannon, Fourth Generation Vintner
Wine StyleRed Wine
(cab er nay saw vee nyon)—This highly adaptable grape grows almost anywhere it is relatively warm, but the best wines come from the Burgundy region of France (where it is a noble variety), California, and Australia. It became famous through the red wines of the Médoc district of Bordeaux and is now grown in Washington, southern France, Italy, Australia, South Africa, Chile, and Argentina. Cabernet Sauvignon grapes make wines that are high in tannin and medium- to full-bodied. Usually identified as having black currant or cassis flavors, the grape can also possess vegetal tones when the grapes are less than ideally ripe. The best wines are rich and firm with great depth, and are often aged for fifteen years or more. Because it is highly tannic, Cabernet Sauvignon is often blended with other less-tannic grapes such as Merlot.