The Trailblazer

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

The Trailblazer - The Somm Journal

How Concannon Vineyard Cultivated the Extraordinary Success of California Cabernet Sauvignon

“Consequently, U.C. Davis’ Dr. Harold Olmo and Curt Alley went there to isolate a single, perfect vine … Its progeny were released in the early 1970s as Cabernet Sauvignon clones 7, 8 and 11 … There were fewer than 2,000 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon in California at the time of their release. Now there are 88,000 with the Concannon Clones by far the most widely planted.”

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