Cabernet sauvignon

Cabernet sauvignon (pronounced “cab-er-NAY saw-vee-nyon”) has skin that is inky, almost black in color but white pulp inside. It is normally made into a red wine, with a few producers bottling a rosé of Cabernet sauvignon. It is the fifth most planted grape in Oregon with under 800 acres. Now compare that to the almost 100,000 acres planted by our southerly neighbors in California. Genetic testing done by UC Davis has determined that this grape’s parents are Cabernet franc and Sauvignon blanc.