The red grape variety (also Centurian) is a new breed between Olmo F2-7 ( mazuelo x Cabernet Sauvignon ) x Garnacha Tinta, The cross was made in 1949 by Dr. Harold P. Olmo (1909-2006) at the California Agricultural Experiment Station. By the way, the same parent is also the variety Carnelian emerged. The mother variety was created in 1936 when the variety was developed Ruby Cabernet, The breeding goal was a special variety for the relatively hot and dry California conditions. The early to medium-ripening vine has sugar-rich berries. It produces simple red wines that 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 reported with a decreasing tendency (Kym Anderson ).