The red variety (also Centurian) is a new breed between Olmo F2-7 ( mazuelo x Cabernet Sauvignon x Garnacha Tinta, The crossing took place in 1949 by Dr. med. Harold P. Olmo (1909-2006) at the California Agricultural Experiment Station. Incidentally, the same parents are also the variety Carnelian emerged. The mother variety was born in 1936 in the development of the variety Ruby Cabernet, Breeding target was a special strain for the relatively hot and dry California conditions. The early to mid-seasoning vine has sugar-rich berries. It produces red wines of simple character, which are used almost exclusively as a blend in consumer wines. The variety is in California in the San Joaquin Valley ( Central Valley ) grown. In 2010, 34 hectares of vineyards were declining trend (Kym Anderson ).