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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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J.P. Chenet Reserve Series Merlot Cabernet 2008
J.P. Chenet Reserve Series Merlot Cabernet 2008

Languedoc-Roussilon, France

Alcohol: 12.5%  750 ml

 

LCBO: 621995  Check Stock

BC: 485557  2888 in stock

SAQ: 485557  949 in stock

ANBL: 2050  468 in stock

Marques De Casa Concha Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Marques De Casa Concha Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Chile, Spain

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 337238  5351 in stock

BC: 337238  1873 in stock

SAQ: 10694253  Check Stock

NSLC: 1002426

Gran Coronas Torres Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Gran Coronas Torres Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Penedès, Spain

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2016

Splendid Salad Wine

 

LCBO: 36483  6997 in stock

BC: 36483  963 in stock

SAQ: 36483  139 in stock

ANBL: 36483  268 in stock

Joffré E Hijas Grand Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Joffré E Hijas Grand Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2011‐2016

 

LCBO: 243212  Check Stock

Viña Ventisquero Queulat Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Viña Ventisquero Queulat Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Colchagua Valley, Chile

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2017

Best Beef Wine

 

LCBO: 61937  Check Stock

NSLC: 1021052


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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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