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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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Calamus Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Calamus Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

V.Q.A., Lincoln Lakeshore, Ontario, Canada

Alcohol: 12.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2015

 

LCBO: 285809  Check Stock

Prospect Winery Haynes Barn Merlot Cabernet 2007
Prospect Winery Haynes Barn Merlot Cabernet 2007

Okanagan Valley, Canada

Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 145144  Check Stock

BC: 483164  Check Stock

Stormy Bay Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Stormy Bay Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Western Cape, South Africa

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 665299  Check Stock

Tricyclo Cabernet Sauvignon  Merlot Cabernet Franc 2007
Tricyclo Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc 2007

Colchagua Valley, Estate Btld., Chile

Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 27474  Check Stock

Caliterra Caliterra Vineyard, Estate Grown Caliterra Reserva Cabernet 2008
Caliterra Caliterra Vineyard, Estate Grown Caliterra Reserva Cabernet 2008

Colchagua Valley, Chile

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 257329  Check Stock

BC: 257329  Check Stock

ANBL: 600029  506 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.

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