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Cabernet Sauvignon

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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.

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        • Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (torn label) 1997  Front Label
          Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (torn label) 1997
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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        • Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1997  Front Label
          Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
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          Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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          Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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        • Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997  Front Label
          Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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        • Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
          Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
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        • Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon 1997  Front Label
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        • Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (loose capsule) 1997 Front Label
          Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (loose capsule) 1997
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        • Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (slightly scuffed label) 1997 Front Label
          Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (slightly scuffed label) 1997
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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        • PlumpJack Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
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          Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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        • Arrowood Reserve Speciale Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
          Arrowood Reserve Speciale Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California
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        • Heitz Cellar Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
          Heitz Cellar Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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        • Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1997  Front Label
          Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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        • Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
          Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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        • Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon 1997  Front Label
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        • Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1997 Front Label
          Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1997
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
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        • Robert Craig Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1997  Front Label
          Robert Craig Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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        • Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
          Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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        • Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
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        • Shafer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
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        • Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
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        • Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1997 Front Label
          Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1997
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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        • Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
          Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
          Cabernet Sauvignon from California
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        • Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
          Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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