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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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Familia Zuccardi Organica Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Familia Zuccardi Organica Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Mendoza, Argentina

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2016

Outstanding Organic Wine

 

LCBO: 68452  Check Stock

Columbia Crest Winery Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Columbia Crest Winery Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Columbia Valley, Washington State, United States

Alcohol: 13.9%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2015

Heavenly Hamburger Wine

 

LCBO: 240093  2 in stock

BC: 240093  1619 in stock

SAQ: 11383668  43 in stock

NSLC: 1021196

J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Paso Robles, California, United States

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Dry  375 ml  Drink: 2013‐2017

Best Beef Wine

 

LCBO: 313817  1064 in stock

BC: 313817  Check Stock

SAQ: 903567  Check Stock

Kc Klein Constantia Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2011
Kc Klein Constantia Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2011

Western Cape, Constantia W.O., South Africa

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

Heavenly Hamburger Wine

 

LCBO: 366245  Check Stock

Goldridge Premium Reserve Merlot/Cabernet 2005
Goldridge Premium Reserve Merlot/Cabernet 2005

Barrique Matured, Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2007‐2011

 

LCBO: 32821  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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