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French Cabernet Sauvignon

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Cabernet Sauvignon is the fourth most planted red grape in France, but maintains a higher impact in terms of prestige. In Bordeaux, France, it reaches sublime heights as the dominant component of the most celebrated wines from the Medoc and Graves appellations of the Left Bank.

Cabernet Sauvignon prefers well-drained gravel soils, like those of the Medoc, but it can grow with success in other types as well. It does well in various climates ranging from moderately warm to hot and produces small berries with thick skins resistant to insects and disease pressure. Those thick skins also mean high tannins, which along with the grape’s high acidity, equal terrific structure and as a result, Cabernet Sauvignon’s amazing ability to age well. Cabernet Sauvignon imbues a wine with profound depth of flavor, including notes of blackcurrant, blackberry, vanilla, cedar, pencil shavings and cigar box. Some of these result from the variety’s remarkable affinity for oak.

While Bordeaux produces the most critically-acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon, it also plays a role in the wines of the Southwest, Languedoc, Provence and even in the Loire in France, where it is permitted in small amounts in Bourgueil and Chinon.

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  • Fortant Coast Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Fortant Coast Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Pays d’Oc, South of France, France
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    • Le Grand Noir Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
      Le Grand Noir Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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      • La Forge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
        La Forge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Languedoc, South of France, France
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        • Mas La Chevaliere Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
          Mas La Chevaliere Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Pays d’Oc, South of France, France
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          • Domaine des Accoles Cabernet des Acolytes 2012 Front Label
            Domaine des Accoles Cabernet des Acolytes 2012
            Cabernet Sauvignon from Languedoc, South of France, France
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            • Domaine des Cantarelles Cantarelles 2012 Front Label
              Domaine des Cantarelles Cantarelles 2012
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              • Fat Louis Road to Nowhere 2012 Front Label
                Fat Louis Road to Nowhere 2012
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                • Gerard Bertrand Autrement Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
                  Gerard Bertrand Autrement Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
                  Cabernet Sauvignon from Languedoc, South of France, France
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                  • Cave Anne de Joyeuse Original Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
                    Cave Anne de Joyeuse Original Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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                    • Duboeuf Cabernet Sauvignon 2012  Front Label
                      Duboeuf Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
                      Cabernet Sauvignon from Languedoc, South of France, France
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                      • Joseph Castan Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
                        Joseph Castan Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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                        • HobNob Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
                          HobNob Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
                          Cabernet Sauvignon from Vin de France, France
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                          • Tortoise Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
                            Tortoise Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
                            Cabernet Sauvignon from Vin de France, France
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                            • Les Jamelles Vins de Pays D'Oc Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
                              Les Jamelles Vins de Pays D'Oc Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
                              Cabernet Sauvignon from Pays d’Oc, South of France, France
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                              • Chantovent Les Contemporains Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
                                Chantovent Les Contemporains Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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                                • Chantovent Chantarel Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
                                  Chantovent Chantarel Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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                                  • Chateau Fontanes Les Traverses Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
                                    Chateau Fontanes Les Traverses Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
                                    Cabernet Sauvignon from Vin de France, France
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                                    • Gerard Bertrand Naturae Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
                                      Gerard Bertrand Naturae Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
                                      Cabernet Sauvignon from Southwest, France
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                                      • Baron Herzog Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012  Front Label
                                        Baron Herzog Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
                                        Cabernet Sauvignon from Languedoc, South of France, France
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                                        • Gerard Bertrand Reserve Speciale Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
                                          Gerard Bertrand Reserve Speciale Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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                                          • Chateau Ksara Bekaa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
                                            Chateau Ksara Bekaa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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