Best Cabernet Wine

My reviews of these best value Cabernet Sauvignon wines are updated weekly. These Cabernet wines offer great taste at a good price. You'll find a definition of Cabernet Sauvignon at the bottom of this page as well as food pairings for Cabernet in my wine matcher. This is just a sampling of my reviews, but you can get all of them when you sign-up for my wine reviews.

Viña Requingua Toro De Piedra Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Curicó Valley, Chile
Dive head first into a glass of this lovely wine. Layered aromas of delicious plums and berries. Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Price: $14.95 Score: 89/100

This Toro De Piedra Cabernet Sauvignon was reviewed September 29, 2007 by Natalie MacLean

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Golan Heights Winery Yarden Mount Hermon Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc 2005
Galilee, Israel
A robust, rich blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, and 15% Cabernet Franc. Classic notes of cassis and blackcurrant. Balanced, with a long satisfying finish. Grown from vineyards in the Golan Heights in a cool climate with rocky volcanic soil and a high altitude. Kosher Lamehadrin and kosher for passover. Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc food pairings: hard cheeses, boar, game, lamb, steak. Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Price: $17.45 Score: 90/100

This Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc was reviewed December 4, 2008 by Natalie MacLean

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J. Bouchon Las Mercedes Reserva Especial Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Maule Valley, Chile
Attractive aromas of redcurrant and wild blackberry with some woodsmoke and spices on the nose. Full-bodied and smooth with lots of satisfaction. Some dried herbs and earthy notes on a long finish. Try it with grilled pork chops tonight. Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2015  Heavenly Hamburger Wine  Best Value Red Wine  Price: $15.95 Score: 89/100

This Cabernet Sauvignon was reviewed June 8, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

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Raimat Abadia Crianza Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Tempranillo 2005
D.O., Costers Del Segre, Spain
Savory and lively with robust, deep flavors of black plums, kirsch, and mocha. Saturated flavor and color with some smoky notes from 10 months in American oak and 6 months in French oak. It’s a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Tempranillo. Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Price: $14.95 Score: 89/100

This Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Tempranillo was reviewed October 24, 2009 by Natalie MacLean

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RavensWood Vintners Blend Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
California, United States
Although Ravenswood are known to big very full-bodied, this one is but in a smooth, balanced and mouth-watering way. Packed with blackberry and cassis flavours with some smoke on the finish. Terrific! Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: barbecued steak, grilled lamb chops. Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2015  Best Value Red Wine  Price: $18.95 Score: 90/100

This Cabernet Sauvignon was reviewed March 3, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

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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.