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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! 

 

 

Heartland Spice Trader Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2014
Heartland Spice Trader Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2014

Langhorne Creek, South Australia, Australia

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2017‐2022

Glorious Game Wine

 

LCBO: 429241  Check Stock

BC: 685735  Check Stock

JP Chenet Reserve Merlot Cabernet 2014
JP Chenet Reserve Merlot Cabernet 2014

Languedoc, France

Alcohol: 12.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2014‐2017

 

LCBO: 621995  Check Stock

BC: 485557  Check Stock

SAQ: 485557  525 in stock

ANBL: 2050  Check Stock

Alberta: 722827

Taja Reserva Monastrell Cabernet Sauvignon Tempranillo Merlot 2003
Taja Reserva Monastrell Cabernet Sauvignon Tempranillo Merlot 2003

D.O. Jumilla, Spain

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2008‐2016

 

LCBO: 243329  Check Stock

BC: 653642  Check Stock

SAQ: 11474640  Check Stock

Megalomaniac Wines Red Blend Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Megalomaniac Wines Red Blend Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Niagara, Ontario, Canada

Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2010‐2013

 

LCBO: 260364  Check Stock

Inniskillin Niagara Estate Cabernet Franc 2012
Inniskillin Niagara Estate Cabernet Franc 2012

Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2016

Magnificent Meat Pizza Wine

 

LCBO: 317016  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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