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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! 

 

 

Don David Finca La Urquiza #8 Michel Torino Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Don David Finca La Urquiza #8 Michel Torino Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Cafayate Valley, Salta, Argentina

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2014‐2018

Luscious Lamb Wine

 

LCBO: 357459  Check Stock

BC: 596072  Check Stock

NSLC: 1013403

Pascual Toso Reserve Barrancas Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Pascual Toso Reserve Barrancas Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Maipu, Mendoza, Argentina

Alcohol: 13.9%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2016

 

LCBO: 83337  Check Stock

BC: 238329  Check Stock

Crios Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Crios Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Mendoza, Argentina

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2014‐2018

Harmonious Hard Cheese Wine

 

LCBO: 640979  Check Stock

Carta Vieja Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Carta Vieja Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Loncomilla Valley, Chile

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 169888  Check Stock

Carmen Wines Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Carmen Wines Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Maipo Valley, Chile

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2016

Best Beef Wine

 

LCBO: 358309  Check Stock

BC: 358309  Check Stock

SAQ: 358309  Check Stock

ANBL: 358309  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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