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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic red grape variety that is grown around the world and is responsible for some of the world’s greatest wines. It is highly prized for its deep black colour, intense aromas, and bold flavours.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Cabernet Sauvignon typically has a deep black colour, with aromas of dark fruits such as blackberries, blackcurrants, and plums. The taste profile is marked by a high level of tannins, which can be quite firm and astringent.

Fresh Cabernet Sauvignon grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Cabernet Sauvignon is a very versatile grape variety and is grown in many different parts of the world, including France, Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, and the United States. Cabernet Sauvignon is a relatively hardy grape variety and is relatively easy to cultivate. It needs plenty of sunshine and well-drained soils to produce the best quality wines. Winemakers often use oak barrels to age Cabernet Sauvignon, which can add complex flavours and also helps to soften the sometimes harsh tannins. Depending on where it is grown, Cabernet Sauvignon can take on many different styles. In France, it is mostly blended with other grape varieties to produce the so called "Bordeaux" wines, while In California, especially in the "Napa Valley", it remains unblended. In Australia, it is often blended with Shiraz to produce rich and vibrant wines with intense aromas and flavours. Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with a wide range of food, including beef, lamb, pork, and game. It also pairs well with tomato-based dishes and hard cheeses.

Foods to pair with Cabernet Sauvignon:

Pasta
Pizza
Beef
Game
Sausage
Smoky
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon has been called the “king of grapes” due to its popularity and high quality.

Top Wines with Cabernet Sauvignon

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Bonanza Cabernet Sauvignon Lot

Bonanza

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Bonanza Cabernet Sauvignon Lot is a remarkable wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Crafted in California, this wine is made from grapes sourced from exceptional vineyards. The vineyard features contribute to the wine's exceptional quality, with ideal soil composition and favorable climate conditions. The winemaking process is carefully executed, resulting in a wine that beautifully expresses the characteristics of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. With its bold and full-bodied style, this wine offers rich flavors of dark fruits, elegant tannins, and a lingering finish. Bonanza Cabernet Sauvignon Lot is a true testament to the artistry and passion behind winemaking.
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grilled meats
roasted vegetables
hard cheeses
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Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon (Reserva)

Casillero del Diablo

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Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon (Reserva) is a deep red wine from Chile's Central Valley. It has a rich nose of dark berries, along with notes of tobacco, chocolate, and herbs. On the palate, it is full-bodied and robust, with flavors of blackberry, blueberry, and plum. It has a long finish with notes of sweet spice and tobacco. Enjoy this wine with grilled meats or a hearty stew.
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Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

Caymus

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Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied, powerful Napa Valley Cabernet, with a deep, dark and inky color. The nose is rich and complex, filled with dark fruits, cedar, and hints of tobacco. On the palate, this powerful Cabernet is full-bodied, featuring a plush texture, ripe tannins, and a long, lingering finish. Enjoy this robust and flavorful Cabernet with a grilled steak or a hearty stew.
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Michael David Winery Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon

Michael David Winery

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Michael David Winery's Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon is a captivating wine that showcases the best of Lodi, California. This bold red wine is crafted from carefully selected grapes grown in the region's vineyards. The vineyard features unique characteristics, including well-drained soils and a warm climate, which contribute to the wine's exceptional quality. The winemaking process involves meticulous attention to detail, resulting in a wine that is rich, full-bodied, and bursting with flavors of dark berries, black cherries, and hints of spice. With its impressive structure and velvety tannins, Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon offers a truly memorable and indulgent drinking experience.
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hard cheeses
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Juggernaut Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon

Juggernaut

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Juggernaut Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon is a robust and powerful wine. Its intense aromas of black cherry, dark chocolate, and spice are complemented by hints of black licorice, roasted coffee, and tobacco. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and concentrated, with deeply concentrated flavors of dark fruit, licorice, and mocha. The tannins are firm and the finish is long and satisfying. This is a complex and interesting Cabernet Sauvignon that will benefit from time in the bottle.
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