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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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Pascual Toso Reserve Barracas Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Pascual Toso Reserve Barracas Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Mendoza, Argentina

Alcohol: 13.9%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2015

 

LCBO: 83337  Check Stock

BC: 238329  Check 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

Columbia Crest Winery H3 Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Columbia Crest Winery H3 Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Horse Heaven Hills, Washington State, United States

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2011‐2014

 

LCBO: 210047  7941 in stock

SAQ: 12182403  247 in stock

NSLC: 1020548

Château Moulin De Canhaut Poitevin, Prop. Cabernet Blend 2005
Château Moulin De Canhaut Poitevin, Prop. Cabernet Blend 2005

A.C., Médoc, Bordeaux, France

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

 

LCBO: 190983  Check Stock

Heartland Spice Trader Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Heartland Spice Trader Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Langhorne Creek, South Australia, Australia

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2014‐2017

 

LCBO: 429241  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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