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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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Santa Carolina Reserva De Familia Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Santa Carolina Reserva De Familia Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Maipo Valley, Chile

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2019

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LCBO: 408658  2033 in stock

Elderton E Series Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Elderton E Series Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 108043  Check Stock

Alvento Winery Elige Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc 2007
Alvento Winery Elige Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc 2007

Niagara Escarpment, Canada

Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2018

 

LCBO: 226019  Check Stock

Charles & Charles Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2013
Charles & Charles Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2013

Columbia Valley, Washington State, United States

Alcohol: 13.9%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2015‐2018

 

LCBO: 363838  4269 in stock

BC: 114611  Check Stock

SAQ: 12156029  6 in stock

ANBL: 4002  503 in stock

Torres Gran Coronas Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2007
Torres Gran Coronas Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2007

Do Pened├Ęs, Spain

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 36483  4928 in stock

BC: 36483  Check Stock

SAQ: 36483  214 in stock

ANBL: 36483  268 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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