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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.

These are just a few of my Cabernet Sauvignon reviews, but you get the full list of my top wines when you sign-up for my web site (it's free). Start drinking great wine tonight! 

 

 

Apaltagua Envero Gran Reserva, Apalta Vineyard Selection, Estate Btld. Carmenère Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Apaltagua Envero Gran Reserva, Apalta Vineyard Selection, Estate Btld. Carmenère Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Colchagua Valley, Chile

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 481010  Check Stock

Château La Verrière Supérieur, André Bessette, Vitic. Cabernet Blend 2008
Château La Verrière Supérieur, André Bessette, Vitic. Cabernet Blend 2008

A.C., Bordeaux, France

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

 

LCBO: 199000  Check Stock

Peter Lehmann Wines Portrait Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Peter Lehmann Wines Portrait Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2011‐2017

 

LCBO: 605741  Check Stock

BC: 605741  Check Stock

Ironstone Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Ironstone Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Lodi, California, United States

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2019‐2025

Glorious Game Wine

 

LCBO: 537597  622 in stock

Charles Smith Charles & Charles Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2013
Charles Smith Charles & Charles Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2013

Columbia Valley, Washington State, United States

Alcohol: 13.9%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2015‐2018

 

LCBO: 363838  351 in stock

BC: 114611  3 in stock

SAQ: 12156029  Check Stock

ANBL: 4002  Check Stock

NSLC: 1018735


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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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