2016 CV Cabernet Sauvignon
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.
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