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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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Folie À Deux Ménage À Trois Zinfandel Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Folie À Deux Ménage À Trois Zinfandel Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

California, United States

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 665158  Check Stock

SAQ: 10709152  Check Stock

ANBL: 814452  1791 in stock

Koyle Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Koyle Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Alto Colchagua, Colchagua Valley, Chile

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

Perfect Pasta and Tomato Sauce Wine

 

LCBO: 256073  2514 in stock

CedarCreek Estate Winery CedarCreek Winery Cabernet Merlot 2008
CedarCreek Estate Winery CedarCreek Winery Cabernet Merlot 2008

Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada

Alcohol: 12.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2011‐2014

 

LCBO: 163303  Check Stock

Wayne Gretzky Estates No. 99 Estate Series Cabernet Merlot 2007
Wayne Gretzky Estates No. 99 Estate Series Cabernet Merlot 2007

V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada

Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 128652  Check Stock

Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 744375  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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