California- This is a jammy wine with robust flavors of wild berries and currants. Hints of toasted oak and clove complete the velvety, smooth finish. Another solid value wine from Barefoot.
California wine has been produced since the area’s first European settlers arrived centuries ago. Today, California wine country is the source for 90 percent of wine made in the United States, from everyday table wines to some of the world’s most sought-after bottlings.
How did this come to be? It’s the American story.
The archetypal big red wine, Cabernet Sauvignon in its most prized form comes from world-famous wine regions such as Bordeaux and the Napa Valley. But this widely planted grape also makes Cabernet wine in delicious variations and a variety of prices in other wine-producing regions around the world.
Cabernet Sauvignon grapes emerged from a spontaneous crossing of the red Cabernet Franc and the white Sauvignon Blanc grapes, appearing in Bordeaux some time before the 18th century, according to “The Oxford Companion to Wine.”