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Happy Cabernet Day! A Quiz on the Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world's most popular grapes. It is planted in nearly every major wine growing country, including France, the United States, Italy, Australia, South Africa, Chile, Argentina, Spain, Canada, and more. In honor of Cabernet Day, we're dedicating TruthInJuice.com's inaugural quiz to examining the history of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape, as well as some Cabernet Sauvignon related fun facts.

Get those typing fingers ready, because we're giving the top scorer their choice of a free place in our next panel tasting on September 20th, or a Starbucks gift card. Naturally, that panel tasting will focus on Cabernet Sauvignon. Submit your responses through our general question form with the subject line "Cabernet Day Quiz."

  1. Cabernet Sauvignon, while the most popular of the Cabernet grapes, is not the oldest member of the Cabernet family. What grapes did Cabernet Sauvignon descend from?
  2. In what country did Cabernet Sauvignon originate? (Specify the region of the country for more points.)
  3. In which of the following wine regions would you be least likely to find Cabernet Sauvignon based wines? Napa Valley, Pauillac, Coonawarra, Bekaa Valley, St. Emilion, Maipo Valley, Columbia Valley
  4. In Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon is often blended with other grapes. What are the 4 other grapes that can be blended with Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux?
  5. Name the Lebanese winery commonly regarded as one of the world's great wine estates, which is famous for its red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Cinsault. 
  6. Name the red wine that won the 1976 Paris Tasting, and catapulted American wines on to the international stage. Also, name the winemaker.
  7. This vineyard's history dates to 1879, and it was regarded by Robert Mondavi, among others, as the most important winery property in Napa Valley. The 1941 Cabernet Sauvignon from this vineyard is regarded as one of the greatest wines ever made in Napa. What is it's name?
  8. This popular California winery became one of the first wineries to use a screw cap on a premium wine, when it bottled half of the production of its 1997 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon with a screw cap closure. Name it.
  9. California isn't the only American state famous for great Cabernet Sauvignon. Name the standout Washington State winery that has received 4 perfect scores of 100 points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate for its Cabernet Sauvignon.
  10. What DOC region of Italy allows for the use of Cabernet Sauvignon in its wines?

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