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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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Alamos Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Alamos Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Mendoza, Argentina

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2011‐2014

 

LCBO: 467944  Check Stock

Creekside Estate Winery Cabernet Merlot 2013
Creekside Estate Winery Cabernet Merlot 2013

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

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2014‐2017

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LCBO: 431106  3932 in stock

Cousiño Macul Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cousiño Macul Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Maipo Valley, Chile

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 212993  Check Stock

BC: 298075  Check Stock

SAQ: 212993  312 in stock

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Cabernet Merlot 2011
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Cabernet Merlot 2011

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

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2014‐2016

 

LCBO: 157487  Check Stock

BC: 214767  5998 in stock

Paso Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Paso Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Paso Robles, California, United States

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2015‐2018

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LCBO: 161141  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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