Best Cabernet Wine

My reviews of these best value Cabernet Sauvignon wines are updated weekly. These Cabernet wines offer great taste at a good price. You'll find a definition of Cabernet Sauvignon at the bottom of this page as well as food pairings for Cabernet in my wine matcher. This is just a sampling of my reviews, but you can get all of them when you sign-up for my wine reviews.

TILIA Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Mendoza, Argentina
Mocha smoke with dark berries. Smooth and full-bodied. Very pleasant. Alcohol: 13.5%  Price: $13.00 Score: 86/100

This Cabernet Sauvignon was reviewed August 17, 2010 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 163428  Check Stock
 

Concha Y Toro Marques Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Puente Alto, Chile
Vintages Wine Panel: Here’s a robust Cab that offers solid value. This powerhouse is packed with red currant, cassis, chocolate, earth, sage, smoke and cedar aromas and flavors. It’s dry, with a plush mouth-filling texture leading to ripe tannins on the lingering finish. My note: Deep and rich with comforting notes of dark chocolate, black plum and blackberry. Warm and succulent with a velvet texture and full-bodied goodness. Not for the timid. This wine is part of the Vintages Essentials Collection. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: duck breast, lamb chops, roast beef. Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Price: $19.95 Score: 90/100

This Cabernet Sauvignon was reviewed April 21, 2009 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 337238  5099 in stock
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Château De Giron Laurence Lataste, Vit. Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006
A.C., Graves, Bordeaux, France
Vintages Wine Panel: Winemaker Laurence Lataste is a member of Les Aliénor du Vin de Bordeaux, an association of twelve women winemakers or producers’ wives, from twelve different appellations. Formed to promote their wines, the group is named after Eleanor of Aquitaine, who encouraged winemaking in the region in the 12th century. Nose greets you with aromas of crushed berries, coffee and spice. On the palate, flavours of blackberry, raspberry and strawberry await. An enjoyably soft wine with good fruit and good length. Age it 2-4 years, or savour it now. My note: Phenomenal value for this balanced, beautifully structures and classically style Bordeaux. Signature aromas of blackcurrant and cassis with some blackberry all wrapped in a judicious use of oak for a smoky finish. This is as cheap as you’re going to get Bordeaux: grab it while you can. Cabernet Sauvignon Blend food pairings: roasted duck à l’orange, rabbit with mustard sauce. Alcohol: 12.4%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2010‐2017  Price: $18.95 Score: 89/100

This Cabernet Sauvignon Blend was reviewed July 24, 2010 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 138727  Check Stock
 

Viña Montgras Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2008
Colchagua Valley, Chile
Espresso-infused nose with lovely dark berries and supple tannins. Dark spice finish. Incredible price! Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Best Value Red Wine  Price: $13.95 Score: 89/100

This Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah was reviewed April 17, 2010 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 976787  Check Stock
 

L.A. Cetto Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Baja California, Mexico
Mouth-filling ripe blackberry, cassis and black plums infused with toasty oak. Full-bodied and smooth with terrific concentration and depth. A great price for this wine. Buy a case! Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled red meats, tomato-based pasta dishes, roasted game or spicy vegetarian dishes with black beans. Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Price: $10.45 Score: 88/100

This Cabernet Sauvignon was reviewed January 6, 2010 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 114066  235 in 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.