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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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Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Sonoma County, California, United States

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Dry  375 ml  Drink: 2013‐2018

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LCBO: 706077  Check Stock

BC: 314245  Check Stock

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Howard Park Miamup Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Howard Park Miamup Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2014‐2017

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LCBO: 410019  Check Stock

BC: 543033  Check Stock

Alberta: 768704

Viña Marty Pacha Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Viña Marty Pacha Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Central Valley, Chile

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2023‐2027

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LCBO: 27199  Check Stock

Domaine Du Crampilh L'originel Madiran Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006
Domaine Du Crampilh L'originel Madiran Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

A.C., Southwest, France

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2010‐2013

 

LCBO: 70037  Check Stock

Vistalba Corte B Cabernet Malbec 2008
Vistalba Corte B Cabernet Malbec 2008

Lujan De Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2015

 

LCBO: 24919  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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