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Types of Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon

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Recipes to Pair with Cabernet Sauvignon

Full-bodied and rich, Cabernet is more assertive and complex than Merlot (Cab's gentle neighbor in Bordeaux) with more tannin and acidity and thus greater aging potential. Yup, Cab's a keeper, all right. Literally. This is a wine that likes its time in the cellar. 

Cabernet shows off flavors of blackberries, plums, and cassis, along with vanilla, cedar, chocolate, and coffee. Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic pairing partner for meat dishes like beef and lamb. Nothing's better than a simple grilled cheeseburger and a Cab.

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Where Cabernet's Most at Home


Beyond its home base of Bordeaux, where it's typically blended with Merlot (along with a few other grapes), Cabernet Sauvignon does very well in California (particularly Napa), Washington, Chile, and Australia.

Some New World Cabernets are blended in the Bordeaux style, and some stand alone as single varietals.

Aromas: Black currant, plum, eucalyptus, bell pepper, olives, mint, vanilla, black cherry, cedar, anise, cassis


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      Comments
      Nov. 19, 2009 10:26 pm
      I do love a good Cab. I think my fave is the '05 The Girls in the Vineyard. It will put some color in your cheeks! A decent price too, at $16 to $20 a bottle.
       
      Jan. 1, 2010 2:57 pm
      Try the Coppola Diamond collection (Ivory label) cab. Absolutely fantastic wine!
       
      Patsy 
      Dec. 4, 2010 4:05 pm
      I enjoy the wines at Trader Joes. The cab's are execellent as well as the Pinot noir's. They are very reasonable in price.
       
      tusalamour 
      Jun. 17, 2012 2:58 pm
      Barefoot cab!! Best bang for the buck
       
       
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