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
    • C.V.N.E. Cune Reserva 2009 - Splurge Away!

      Includes a breakdown of the Rioja classifications. A great wine for gifting (or drinking) this holiday season. This post brought to you by: Get the Marc Mondavi The Divining Rod Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 for just $15.99 plus FREE SHIPPING on any size order! 85% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo, 5% Graciano and 5% Garnacha Tinta from Rioja Alta, Rioja, Spain.

      Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob- 5 readers -
    • Five Years of a Full Pull

      In October Seattle’s Full Pull Wines celebrated its five-year anniversary with one person I spoke to traveling all the way from California for the sold-out event (read a Focus Report from Full Pull's early days here). Below, I talk with friend and former blogger Paul Zitarelli about the impetus for Full Pull, where the company has gone over the last five years, and what’s next.

      Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Reportin Cabernet Franc- 4 readers -
  • My Top 5 Star Rated Wines for 2014

    … would leave to age for 1-4 years. Day 3 update – Violets on the palate are quite prominent. It is so interesting to taste a wine as it changes over time! Viña Cobos Cobos Volturno 2010, Argentina ($199.99) – This wine is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Malbec. The wine spent 18 months in new French and American oak barrels. An interesting…

    MyWinePalin Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir Syrah Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • Zinfandel poised for growth

    … Some wine varieties in California are permanently popular with the population. Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, for example. In now, in last year, and they’ll be in next year. Then there are varieties that seem to come and go in cycles, and of them none more so than Zinfandel. It’s had more ins and outs than—well, I won’t go there. But Zin…

    STEVE HEIMOFFin Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir- 8 readers -
  • Learning about Wines of Southwest France (Fronton & Cahors) on #Winechat

    … to Négrette, where at least 40% must be included in a final blend. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Malbec, Fer and Gamay are the other grapes permitted. The Colombière 2010 Fronton Bellouguet is a funky wine, where the aroma is sweet anise - very gin like - followed by dark fruit flavors with a nice transition into a juicy tannic finish. Another fantastic wine. This is one wine region I'll continue to explore. Cheers.…

    Todd M. Godbout/ WineCompassin Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec- 3 readers -
  • Wente Southern Hills Livermore Valley 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

    Etymology of the name Wente Almost demands a traditional English meal: Food.com and the great british bacon sandwich. I'll take credit for bringing these divorced ingredients together; the wine being my Forté! Wente Southern Hills Livermore Valley 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $11.89-$16.99, 87 points, poured ruby trending maroon with a thin clear rim.

    Dennis Tsiorbas/ New Hampshire Wine-man- 6 readers -
  • If Chile Had a Margaux, This Might Be It!

    … François Lurton’s Gran Araucano Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Lolol Valley, Chile. 14.5% ABV, $35 list, currently $35-45 street. I would never have tried this wine but it was suggested to me over and over from various vendors who know what I like, and that I prefer to buy wines in the under $20 for my readers but my personal preferences run higher…

    jvb uncorkedin Cabernet Sauvignon- 3 readers -
  • 2012 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon

    … Varietal: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon; 16% Merlot; 2% Cabernet Franc; 2% Petit Verdot Region: Napa Valley, CA – USA Cost: $50 (SRP) Winemaker’s Note: Lush and smooth with a deep ruby red color and aromas of black cherry, red plum, and sandalwood that lift out of the glass. The wine has an inviting rich entry with a velvety texture and captivating…

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guruin Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot- 5 readers -
  • The Perfect Gift

    … What to buy for the wine lover in your life. Or us. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: enough with the wine gadgets. Unless you’re springing for a Coravin, we don’t need any more. Aerators, stoppers, corkcicles, etc. It’s enough already. For the most part, these are all gimmicks designed to separate you from your money, and they’re…

    Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Companyin Syrah Malbec- 1 readers -
  • The WineFashionista Guide to the Best Wine Holiday Gifts

    … blend made by winemaker Jeff Baker, with 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 1% Malbec. It is rich and full-bodied with black fruits, baking spices, black tea and leather notes. A great wine to sip while cooking one of McReynold’s dishes. You can also splurge a bit on the Connoisseur’s Collection Gift Box with a bottle of the 2010 Estate Cabernet…

    WineFashionista- 3 readers -
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