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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. 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 is right at home 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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    Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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    La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    Von Strasser Diamond Mountain Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
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    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2012 Front Label
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    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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    Frog's Leap Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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    Cabernet Sauvignon from Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
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    Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    Cabernet Sauvignon from Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California
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    Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
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    Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
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    Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from South Australia, Australia
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    Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
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    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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    Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California
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