Sonoma Cabernet for value


As fires continue to rage unpredictably in northern California wine country, Elaine asks us all to support the industry there by buying North Coast wines. See also Elaine's favourite Sonoma Cabernets

Though Sonoma County is best known for its Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon represents around 20% of the region’s total planted acreage with a little more than 12,000 acres (4,856 ha) of the variety established in 2016. It actually outpaces both Pinot and Zin for vineyard area. Even so, the variety is far less talked about, thanks largely to next door Napa Valley’s sizeable reputation for Bordeaux...