List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Cabernet Sauvignon

Learn about Cabernet Sauvignon — taste profile, popular regions and more ...

undefined, null

A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys success all over the globe. Inherently high in tannins and acidity, the best bottlings of Cabernet can age beautifully for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in temperate climates like Bordeaux where it forms the base of the Medoc reds. These blends are typically mostly Cabernet with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. (Enjoying a great deal of success in various regions around the world, this blend is now globally referred to as a Bordeaux Blend.) Cabernet Sauvignon from the Napa Valley is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious, age-worthy and sought-after “cult” wines.

Tasting Notes for Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is a dry red wine rich in color, tannin and extract. It expresses notes of blackberry, cassis, plum, currant, spice and tobacco. In the Old World you'll often find the more earthy side of Cabernet Sauvignon wine. In warmer regions like California, Washington, Argentina, Chile and Australia, you can typically expect more upfront fruit flavors.

Perfect Food Pairings for Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon wine pairs well with rich, intense meat dishes—beef, lamb and venison, in particular—where its opulent fruit and decisive tannins make an equal match to the dense protein of the meat. With a mature Cabernet, opt for tender, slow-cooked meat dishes.

Sommelier Secrets for Cabernet Sauvignon

Despite the modern importance and ubiquity of Cabernet Sauvignon, it is actually a relatively young variety. In 1997, DNA profiling revealed the grape to be a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc which took place in 17th century southwestern France.

Filter by
5 Items
5 Items
  • Louis Martini Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Louis Martini Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
    • RP95
    • JS93
    • WE91
    • WS90
    • CG90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $119.99
    Try the
    145
    119 99
    Save $25.01 (17%)
  • Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
    • JS97
    • CG94
    • RP94
    • W&S94
    • WS91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $209.00
    Try the 2018 Vintage 279 99
    209
    209
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
    • JS99
    • CG97
    • RP96
    • W&S96
    • WE93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $199.99
    Try the 2018 Vintage 279 99
    199 99
    199 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
    • JS98
    • CG96
    • RP95
    • WE94
    • W&S92
    • WS90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $199.99
    Try the 2018 Vintage 289 99
    199 99
    199 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Hunt McKay Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Hunt McKay Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
    • TP94
    • CG91
    • RP90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $104.99
    Try the
    150
    104 99
    Save $45.01 (30%)
Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...