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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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Zuccardi Q Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Zuccardi Q Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Mendoza, Argentina

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2016‐2019

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LCBO: 140855  136 in stock

Villa Maria Estate Private Bin Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Villa Maria Estate Private Bin Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Alcohol: 12.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2018

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LCBO: 310300  Check Stock

NSLC: 1009362

Haras Character Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Haras Character Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Maipo Valley, Chile

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2008‐2012

 

LCBO: 54502  Check Stock

Finca Flichman Expresiones Reserve Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Finca Flichman Expresiones Reserve Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Mendoza, Argentina

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 507707  Check Stock

NSLC: 1009009

The Oak Valley Blend A. G. Rawbone-Viljoen Merlot Cabernet Franc 2005
The Oak Valley Blend A. G. Rawbone-Viljoen Merlot Cabernet Franc 2005

W.O., Elgin, South Africa

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2011‐2015

 

LCBO: 214361  Check Stock

SAQ: 11307796  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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