The Central Coast is a large wine-growing area, in fact, it is the largest growing area in California. It includes the counties of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, and San Benito. Some also include the San Francisco Bay wine-growing region as part of the California Central Coast wine area. This large region grows an abundance of grapes, with a few varietals being the most common.
Among the most popular red wine varietals in the world, cabernet sauvignon is widely produced, making the competition fierce. California produces many cabernet sauvignons, and the more famous wine-producing regions such as Napa often overshadow the wines being produced on the Central Coast. Cabernet sauvignon is grown throughout the region, with the wines coming from Paso Robles and further to the north being among the best.
Tasting NotePassages Cabernet is a medium flavor intensity wine. There are hints of Blackberry, Cassis, Herbs, and Plum.
Serves up cassis, blackberry, plum, and herbs, with secondary notes of cherry and tea. Don't know what cassis is? Watch the video. Want to TASTE cassis? Buy the wine! Finishes lightly dry. An excellent value that is hard to find at this price point.
Thumbs Up Wine Review: 2009 Passages Cabernet Sauvignon