Cabernet Sauvignon

Known as the king of red wines, Cabernet Sauvignon is responsible for the great red Bordeaux wines of France, excellent red wines from California and many other states and countries including Australia and Chile. This wine can be somewhat rough due to the high tannins when young. Cabernet Sauvignon possesses extreme depth, richness, concentration and longevity. Great Cabernet needs both oak and bottle aging to bring it into harmony.

Pronounced

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veen-YON)

Appearance

Dark ruby red to dark purple

Body Style

Full-bodied

Flavors

Black cherries, black currants, cassis, plums, herbs, mint, tobacco, cedar, eucalyptus and leather

Major Source

Argentina; Australia; California; Chile; France (Bordeaux and Languedoc-Roussillon regions); Italy; New York; New Zealand; South Africa; Texas

Food Matches

  • Cheddar
  • Parmesan
  • Romano
  • Lamb
  • Roast Beef
  • Steaks

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