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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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Secreto Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Secreto Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Patagonia, Argentina

Alcohol: 14.2%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2014‐2018

Harmonious Hard Cheese Wine

 

LCBO: 399204  Check Stock

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

South Australia, Australia

Alcohol: 13.8%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2009‐2014

 

LCBO: 45625  Check Stock

BC: 426171  Check Stock

Alberta: 45625

La Mascota Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
La Mascota Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Maipu, Mendoza, Argentina

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2008‐2009

 

LCBO: 66720  Check Stock

BC: 641688  1977 in stock

SAQ: 10895565  275 in stock

NSLC: 1007763

Wirra Wirra Church Block Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 2013
Wirra Wirra Church Block Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 2013

Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia

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

Heavenly Hamburger Wine

 

LCBO: 24034  59 in stock

Château Haut-Canteloup Cuvée Merlot Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2003
Château Haut-Canteloup Cuvée Merlot Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2003

A.C., Médoc, Bordeaux, France

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 125534  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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