Origins of the Cabernet Sauvignon

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Bello Family Vineyards
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The family-owned and operated Napa Valley winery, Bello Family Vineyards, was established in 2001 by Michael Bello, who wanted to produce a superior Cabernet Sauvignon. Since then, Bello Family Vineyards has achieved this goal with consistently highly rated Cabernet Sauvignons.

The fruit behind one of the most popular varietals of wine, the Cabernet Sauvignon is a red grape defined by its thick skin and the vine’s resistance to weather elements. This strength of character was especially appealing to French winemakers who sought a plant that was both durable and easy to grow. As a result, the grape variety found a home in the Bordeaux region.

Winemakers soon grew to love the grape’s high level of tannins, which enabled the bottled wine to continuously evolve throughout the years. Over time, winemakers also realized the wine was made even better when stored in oak, as the wood brought out new flavors, resulting in a wine with a full body and medium acidity, making the wine an excellent pairing with food. The grape was later combined with other grapes, such as Merlot, which provided the basis for the Bordeaux blend, one of the most famous wines in the world.

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