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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 Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Maipo Valley, Chile

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 275594  455 in stock

SAQ: 217059  87 in stock

ANBL: 275594  144 in stock

Wits End The Procrastinator Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Grenache 2006
Wits End The Procrastinator Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Grenache 2006

Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 684100  Check Stock

Pillitteri Estates Winery Cabernet Franc 2007
Pillitteri Estates Winery Cabernet Franc 2007

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

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2011‐2015

 

LCBO: 13763  Check Stock

Trapiche Finca Las Palmas Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Trapiche Finca Las Palmas Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Mendoza, Argentina

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 11128641  Check Stock

The Musician By Majella Majella Wines Cabernet Shiraz 2007
The Musician By Majella Majella Wines Cabernet Shiraz 2007

Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 142018  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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