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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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    PlumpJack Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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    Cabernet Sauvignon from McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
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    Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Red Knot Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
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    Cabernet Sauvignon from McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
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    Cabernet Sauvignon from Western Australia, Australia
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  • Two Hands Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
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    Cabernet Sauvignon from McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
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    Cabernet Sauvignon from McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
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  • Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia
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  • Angulo Innocenti Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
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    Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendoza, Argentina
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