Our friends at Winefolly recently investigated what goes into a good Cabernet Sauvignon by comparing some of the world’s best wines. The biggest component these wines have in common is extended oaking in mostly French oak. Other factors include:

  • The wines aren’t filtered
  • They have an acidity of between 3.4 and 3.7 pH
  • They are generally high in alcohol, between 14 and 15%
  • The grapes were harvested from hillside or sloped vineyards
  • Most were made in small lots with small production methods

Source: http://winefolly.com/tutorial/cabernet-sauvignon-brands-secrets/


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