Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon (French: [kabɛʁnɛ soviˈɲɔ̃]) is one of the world's most widely recognized red wine grape varieties. It is grown in nearly every major wine producing country among a diverse spectrum of climates from Canada's Okanagan Valley to Lebanon's Beqaa Valley. Cabernet Sauvignon became internationally recognized through its prominence in Bordeaux wines where it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. From France, the grape spread across Europe and to the New World where it found new homes in places like California's Santa Cruz Mountains, Napa Valley, New Zealand's Hawkes Bay, Australia's Margaret River and Coonawarra regions and Chile's Maipo Valley and Colchagua.
Posts about Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Tasting at Duckhorn Vineyards

    … us very cozy. Duckhorn gained its fame for its Merlot wines and we tasted two, one from the Howell Mountain and the other from the Valley floor near Calistoga. Both were delicious! We also tasted two Cabernet Sauvignon wines, two Chardonnays, and a Sauvignon Blanc. The Duckhorn Wine Company is owned by GI Partners. Duckhorn also operates Decoy…

    Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getawaysin Sauvignon Blanc Merlot- 2 readers -
  • 2012 Chappellet ‘Signature’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

    … 2012 Chappellet ‘Signature’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Glass-staining, nearly opaque dark purple-crimson in hue, this is a big, intense, perfumed, full-flavored wine that needs time to reveal itself. Lavishly oaked, it initially shows off baking spice and roast coffee aromas, while the fruit component is tightly wound. We decided to let…

    Wine Linesin Cabernet Sauvignon- 3 readers -
  • LCBO Vintages release – November 22, 2014 (WVN 205)

    …, crisp acid and a very long, black-fruit finish. Exceptional value! Extra dry, red wine – $33.95 per bottle (Limited supplies: flagship store exclusive – check for locations at vintages.com) If you can’t find the Rubicon I suggest a good fall back would be AOC Graves Château Rahoul 2010 (Extra dry, red wine – $31.95 per bottle). This is a Merlot…

    W John Switzer/ The Winesights Reader- 1 readers -
  • Pearmund Cellars Holiday Specials

    … Vine Chardonnay 2013 Viognier 2013 Petit Manseng 2013 Riesling 2011 Merlot 2012 Cabernet Franc 2013 Cabernet Franc 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Petit Verdot 2011 Ameritage 2012 Ameritage 3) Pearmund Cellars Wine Library for holiday gifts The Pearmund Cellars library is a collection of vintage wines, in very limited quantity. Check them out…

    Wine Trail Travelerin Cabernet Franc- 1 readers -
  • Wine and Cheese Pairing Ideas

    … Wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Zinfandel match up well with equally intense cheeses. Match them with a cheese that’s firm and a bit salty, perhaps with tyrosine crystals. You’ll find that the cheese will be best enjoyed in small bite sized pieces over grilled bread. Cabernet Sauvignon does well with aged cheddars and peppery cheeses…

    Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly- 3 readers -
  • Cornerstone Howell Mountain Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

    … The team at Cornerstone delivered in a big way on this wine, especially since so many critics claimed, “look past the 2011 vintage.” As I have always stated, inevitably, talented vintners that work with fruit grown in superb conditions will make stellar wines in questionable vintages. With plenty of skill and a little luck despite the weather…

    Marc Hinton/ Enobytesin Cabernet Sauvignon- 3 readers -
  • 6 Budget Friendly Wines for Thanksgiving

    … of Gamay. It was fermented in a temperature controlled environment using native yeast. Red cherry and cranberry fill the nose along with hints of toast. A cornucopia of dried red fruits and savory spices fill the flavorful, medium bodied palate. The finish lingers with continued red fruits, black tea, minerals and warming spices. This wine is tasty…

    Gabe's Viewin Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec- 1 readers -
  • 2011 Rasa Chardonnay Dream Deferred – Bottle Notes

    … Rasa Vineyards is a relatively new winery located in Walla Walla, Washington. Founded in 2007 by brothers Pinto and Billo Naravane, Rasa specializes in Syrah-based wines but has also released Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Chardonnay, Petite Verdot, Grenache and Mourvedre. There is also a second label known as PB Wines. Pinto is the Managing…

    Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chroniclesin Chardonnay- 4 readers -
  • Beso de Vino Seleccion and Old Vine Garnacha - $8 Wonders

    Includes a BULK BUY! Two crazy good wines from Carinena. This post brought to you by: Get the Franklin Tate Estates Alexanders Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 for just $17.99 plus FREE SHIPPING on any size order! As we noted in our review of the Monte Ducay Reserva 2009 and the Alto Cinco Garnacha 2012 a few weeks ago, the Carinena region in northern Spain has a long histor ...

    Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob- 4 readers -
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