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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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Miguel Torres Santa Digna Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Miguel Torres Santa Digna Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Central Valley, Chile, Chile

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2016

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LCBO: 177451  Check Stock

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  541 in stock

NSLC: 1009879

Decero Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Decero Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2017

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LCBO: 195677  588 in stock

SAQ: 12178640  Check Stock

Kumkani Cradle Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Kumkani Cradle Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

W.O., Stellenbosch, South Africa

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2011‐2016

 

LCBO: 107391  Check Stock

Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Quartage Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot Merlot Malbec 2007
Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Quartage Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot Merlot Malbec 2007

Barossa, South Australia, Australia

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 24091  Check Stock

BC: 94433  Check Stock

SAQ: 10339032  Check Stock

NSLC: 1017392


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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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