Mercury News | January 2015

Grape Tales: Cabernet Pfeffer 

Mary Orlin

"Pfeffer adds floral notes and red fruit, plus lots of pepper spice, hence the name. Pfeffer is the German word for pepper. Pfeffer doesn't have the big tannins of cabernet sauvignon. I'd call it more feminine to the masculine cab sauvignon. Soon I was hearing about cab pfeffer everywhere. I had to learn more about it. I mean, pfeffer is just fun to say..." Read more.