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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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Viña Ventisquero Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva 2005
Viña Ventisquero Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva 2005

Maipo Valley, Chile

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 61937  Check Stock

NSLC: 1021052

Mission Hill Five Vineyards Cabernet Merlot 2011
Mission Hill Five Vineyards Cabernet Merlot 2011

Okanagan Valley, BC V.Q.A., Canada

Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2017

 

LCBO: 145102  2152 in stock

ANBL: 257816  410 in stock

NSLC: 1002357

Featherstone Winery Cabernet Franc 2013
Featherstone Winery Cabernet Franc 2013

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Alcohol: 12.3%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2014‐2017

Luscious Lamb Wine

 

LCBO: 64618  Check Stock

Luis Felipe Edwards Riserva Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Luis Felipe Edwards Riserva Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Do, Colchagua Valley, Chile

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2015

 

LCBO: 308189  Check Stock

35 South B.O. Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2010
35 South B.O. Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2010

Central Valley, Chile

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2010‐2013

 

LCBO: 218859  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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