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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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The Foreign Affair Winery The Conspiracy Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
The Foreign Affair Winery The Conspiracy Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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

Alcohol: 12.8%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2016

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LCBO: 149237  Check Stock

Don Sebastiani & Sons Smoking Loon Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Don Sebastiani & Sons Smoking Loon Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

California, United States

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2009‐2010

 

LCBO: 55517  Check Stock

NSLC: 1018737

Santa Julia Magna Familia Zuccardi Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2008
Santa Julia Magna Familia Zuccardi Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2008

Mendoza, Argentina

Alcohol: 13.8%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 93799  583 in stock

Terranoble Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Terranoble Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Colchagua Valley, Chile

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 46268  Check Stock

SAQ: 11890424  Check Stock

Peller Estates Cabernet Franc Private Reserve 2006
Peller Estates Cabernet Franc Private Reserve 2006

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Medium Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 128850  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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