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Best Cabernet Wine

My reviews and ratings of Cabernet Sauvignon wines are updated weekly. Cabernet Sauvignon is a robust red wine that offers great taste at a good price: I list all of the best Cabernet Sauvignon wines that I recommend, along with my tasting notes, scores, food pairings and recipe matches.

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Finca Flichman Expresiones Reserve Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Finca Flichman Expresiones Reserve Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Mendoza, Argentina

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2015‐2017

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LCBO: 17111  Check Stock

NSLC: 1009879

Columbia Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Columbia Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Columbia Valley, Washington, United States

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2014‐2018

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LCBO: 210260  Check Stock

BC: 496745  1556 in stock

Nicolas Laloux Winery Cabernet Sauvignon
Nicolas Laloux Winery Cabernet Sauvignon

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Alcohol: 12.5%  Sweetness: Medium Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 197996  Check Stock

Smoke & Gamble Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2011
Smoke & Gamble Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2011

V.Q.A., Lake Erie North Shore, Ontario, Canada

Alcohol: 13.6%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2016

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LCBO: 332825  948 in stock

Bodegas Victoria Pardina Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Bodegas Victoria Pardina Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

D.O. CariƱena, Spain

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2008‐2012

 

LCBO: 82453  Check Stock


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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon was originally created by crossing the white grape Sauvignon Blanc and the red grape Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world's most popular wines. Pair Cabernet Sauvignon with hearty meat dishes and hard cheeses.

Cabernet Sauvignon is a dry red wine that can age for decades and becomes more complex and subtle as a result. Signature aromas in its youth include blackcurrant, cassis, blackberry, herbs and cedar or oak. If the grapes were not fully ripened when picked, it can have green bell pepper or weedy notes.

As it ages, Cabernet Sauvignon takes on notes of seductive spices, anise, violets, leather, olive, tobacco and cigar box. It's often aged in oak from 6-24 months. It can be quite tannic when young (so decant it for an hour or two if you aren't going to age it). The tannins smooth out with age. Just how long it can age depends on how well it was made (quality of the fruit, etc).

Cabernet Sauvignon is most famous in Bordeaux, France, where it's part of a blend that can include any or all of the following grapes to increase the complexity of the final wine: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petite Verdot. Cabernet is also planted worldwide because its tough skin resists disease and rot. It does especially well in regions with warm, dry conditions and a long growing season such as California, Chile, Argentina and Australia.

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