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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Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
North And Central Coasts, California, United States
October 31, 2012

LCBO: 38034  Check Stock
BC: 142026  Check Stock
SAQ: 10967397  Check Stock
 
$19.95

Greenlane Estate Winery Cabernet Merlot 2007
Ontario, Canada
July 23, 2010

LCBO: 9888591000046  Check Stock
 
$15.00

Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia
October 2, 2010

LCBO: 59956  Check Stock
 
$19.95

Robert Mondavi Winery Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Central Coast, California, United States
August 15, 2014

LCBO: 392225  5132 in stock
BC: 392225  1321 in stock
SAQ: 392225  149 in stock
 
$17.95

Kacaba Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2011
V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada
June 18, 2014

LCBO: 272146  Check Stock
 
$18.95


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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.