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
    • Where Wine Flavors Come From: The Science of Wine Aromas

      Why does wine taste the way it does? If you love wine, you’ve no doubt read countless wine tasting descriptions like this one: “blueberry aromas and accents of camphor, anise and the slightest floral hint…” Wine Advocate 2010 Penfold’s “Grange” Shiraz You might also be wondering… are winemakers are actually blending blueberries into their wine? The answer is no.

      Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly- 9 readers -
    • Dear Delicious Cheap Wine, Stop Lying To Me

      Get the low-down of how wine prices work, what you should expect, and some tips and clues on how to identify good cheap wine. My best pal buys her wine like this: she goes to the aisle with the wine variety she wants (be it Malbec or Cabernet) and then finds the bottle with the biggest markdown. Her reasoning: Why would I drink a $12.99 wine when you could have a $24.

      Madeline Puckette/ Wine Follyin Cabernet Sauvignon- 10 readers -
    • Washington, Oregon wines shine in big California judging

      Mike Dunne, wine columnist for The Sacramento Bee, evaluates wines during Friday’s sweepstakes round at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition in Cloverdale, Calif. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) CLOVERDALE, Calif. – Nine wines from Washington and Oregon earned best-of-class distinction at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, which is the largest j ...

      Great Northwest Winein Cabernet Franc- 9 readers -
  • We the Icewine

    … production laws insist that Icewine must be made from approved grape varieties; the most popular are Vidal Blanc, Riesling and Cabernet Franc. Some small lots include Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Grapes are left on the vine until a sustained temperature of -8°C or lower is reached and then picked from those vines encapsulated…

  • WineStudio: Hall Wines Cabernet

    … and their estate vineyards now encompass more than 500 acres of classic Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc. Theirs was California's first winery to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold Certification, showing a strong respect for the environment. Tasting Notes: 2012 "Eighteen Seventy-Three" Cabernet…

    Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Winein Cabernet Sauvignon- 5 readers -
  • Wine On The Go, Spectacular Pairing, and Some Life Ramblings

    Life is an interesting thing (wow, what a deep opening thought, huh?). I was supposed to depart at 6 am on a direct flight from New York to Miami to attend the conference. Thanks to much-hyphed-but-never-really-happened blizzard, my flight was cancelled and I was automatically re-booked, now on the flight with the stop, connecting through Charlotte. Charlotte.

    Talk-A-Vino- 2 readers -
  • Wine of the Week

    Because I am late with the Wine of the Week, I offer a pair of products to atone for my procrastination. These are two bargain-priced wines from Bordeaux and are definitely Worth a Search. Each, incidentally, was acquired within the past few years by Russian and Chinese companies. Imported by The Wine Trust, Mattituck, N.Y. These wines were samples for review.

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head- 2 readers -
  • Cape Mentelle Cabernet sauvignon 2001

    … My Liebherr wine fridge has not been kind to these old Cape Mentelle paper labels. They're all stained and now detached from their original bottles, leaving me with a further three unloved 2001 Margaret River Cabernet clean skins. I keep hoping this will morph into something refreshing, but it remains defiantly sweet, large and cumbersome; more notable for the splinters and menthol than anything I might admire. Before. Click here for the original context …

    Wino sapienin Cabernet Sauvignon- 7 readers -
  • Tanner DaFoe’s Cabernet Sauvignon

    … What could a former snowboarder and a former investment banker do but get together and make wine. Not just wine but cabernet sauvignon in Santa Ynez Valley, in the Central Coast’s southern Santa Barbara County? Jeff Tanner is the former investment banker and Rob DaFoe is the former snowboarding pro, and their enterprise is Tanner DaFoe Wines…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Cabernet Sauvignon- 11 readers -
  • Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux is in Denver this week

    The Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux (UGCB) is an organization formed in 1973 by a group of Bordeaux wineries that is something of a marketing program that puts on tasting and educational events in France and abroad. The organization now represents 133 wineries, both classified and non-classified producers. Every year, winery representatives tour the U.S.

    Kyle Schlachter/ Colorado Wine Press- 8 readers -
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