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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.

These are just a few of my Cabernet Sauvignon reviews, but you get the full list of my top wines when you sign-up for my web site (it's free). Start drinking great wine tonight! 

 

 

Vintage Ink Wines Mark Of Passion Merlot Cabernet 2010
Vintage Ink Wines Mark Of Passion Merlot Cabernet 2010

V.Q.A., Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada

Alcohol: 13.4%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2014

Best Beef Wine

 

LCBO: 250209  Check Stock

Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Maipo Valley, Chile

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2016

Complete Cheese Pizza Wine

 

LCBO: 18721  Check Stock

Robert Oatley Vineyards Mudgee, New South Wales Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2007
Robert Oatley Vineyards Mudgee, New South Wales Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2007

Mudgee, Australia

Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2010‐2014

 

LCBO: 186205  Check Stock

BC: 118364  Check Stock

Errazuriz Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Errazuriz Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Maipo Valley, Chile

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2017

 

LCBO: 262717  2776 in stock

BC: 284125  Check Stock

SAQ: 262717  283 in stock

ANBL: 3658  316 in stock

Cypress Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cypress Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

California, United States

Alcohol: 12.8%  750 ml

 

LCBO: 620799  Check Stock

BC: 334466  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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