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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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Five Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Five Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia

Alcohol: 12.7%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2015

 

LCBO: 280214  Check Stock

Columbia Crest Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Columbia Crest Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Horse Heaven Hills, Washington State, United States

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

Best Beef Wine

 

LCBO: 210047  10766 in stock

SAQ: 12182403  152 in stock

NSLC: 1020548

Sandhill Winery Sandhill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2008
Sandhill Winery Sandhill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2008

V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2010‐2015

 

LCBO: 269795  Check Stock

NSLC: 1013567

The Goatfather The Goats Do Roam Wine Company Sangiovese  Barbera Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
The Goatfather The Goats Do Roam Wine Company Sangiovese Barbera Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

W.O., Coastal Region, South Africa

Alcohol: 14.6%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 11072  Check Stock

SAQ: 11096781  Check Stock

L.A. Cetto Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
L.A. Cetto Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Valle De Guadalupe, Mexico

Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 405597  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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