The principal vines grown in the Medoc are the Cabernet-Sauvignon, which is the most important, the Gros Cabernet, the Merlot, the Carmenere, the Malbec, and the Verdot.
braised oxtail, confit of garlic, Cabernet Sauvignon sauce.
cabernet franc component.
confit of garlic, Cabernet Sauvignon sauce.
Slightly reduced aromas of kirsch, raspberry and licorice, with a medicinal austerity from the sizable cabernet franc component.
Filet of Beef with a truffle potato timbale braised oxtail, confit of garlic, Cabernet Sauvignon sauce.
Made under the supervision of experienced winemaker Eric Laurent using 100% Cabernet Franc grapes, this is a typical example of Saumur Rouge.
Peter Lehmann Wildcard Cabernet Merlot A rich and generous fruit driven wine showing excellent varietal flavors.
Red wines that fit the bill are pinot noir, syrah, and cabernet sauvignon.
Thus a Cabernet from France will taste different than one from California, and a Merlot from Australia and one from Oregon may not even taste like the same grape.
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While this rule of thumb can help you select wines to go with certain foods, it doesn't mean you are doing something wrong if you pair a Chardonnay with a steak or a Cabernet Sauvignon with salmon.
This plummy, plush wine often yields more subtle flavors than its Bordeaux cousin, Cabernet Sauvignon.
It has all the subtlety of the top growth French wines as well as their strength. 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Silt, sand, and sediment soils make this prime land for growing Bordeaux varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, as well as Reisling, Syrah, and Pinot Gris.
Varied soils and temperatures allow for growth of a wide variety of varietals including Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Tempranillo.
Perhaps the most well-known of all of France's wine regions, Bordeaux produces Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot blends with other grapes added including Petite Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Carmenère, and Malbec.
This region produces many French table wines made from blends of red grapes such as Mourvèdre, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Grenache.
"Firma" is the Jewel Collection's attempt at an Italian varietal blend with Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Petite Sirah.
Probably wisely the winemakers did not try to replicate an Italian recipe, instead throwing in some Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah along with the Italian grapes.
It's a masterful blend on Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Charbono and Petite Syrah.
Cabernet Franc often gets lost in the shadow of its powerful Bordeaux big brothers, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
The Santa Lucia Highlands Cabernet Franc from Hayman & Hill Winery is an excellent example of just how good the grape can be when it steps out of the shadows.
Winemakers at the Hayman & Hill winery in Sonoma County infuse their passion for winemaking into all of their product offerings, and this Cabernet Franc is no exception.
Cabernet Franc is typically a fairly tannic and acidic wine that ages well, so you may find a few bottles sitting in cellars somewhere.
The 1993 vintage in Sonoma County was, for Cabernet Sauvignon, very good although not excellent.
While Cabernet Sauvignon is known for its ability to age, a 17 plus year old wine from a good but not great vintage may be past its prime.
Napa is certainly the most famous area of this region, noted for its Cabernet Sauvignon.
This is the lower priced Cabernet from Eberle and it makes me hunger for their more "select" offerings.
Insignia is a blended wine that in 2002 had 78 percent Cabernet, 14 percent Merlot, 7 percent Petit Verdot and 1 percent Malbec.
Once upon a time, when I wanted a supple and food-friendly Cabernet Sauvignon that was a good value, I avoided California and went south to grab a good Cab from Chile.
Although Malbec is missing, the remaining royalty of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot are all present and accounted for in this Bordeaux-style red wine.
The region is one of California's best appellations for growing Cabernet Sauvignon, making powerful wines with sturdy tannins.
The majority of varietals are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Viognier, and Petite Sirah.
There are minor plantings of Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Grenache, and Syrah, as well, to add depth and balance to many of their varietals.
Warren Winiarski's Stag's Leap Wine Cellars was the winning Cabernet Sauvignon in the infamous Paris Wine Tasting of 1976, giving the newer winery instantaneous credibility and fame that would overshadow its neighbor.
The fruity red wine is made from 85 percent Sangiovese blended with 15 percent Cabernet Sauvignon.
Syrah dominates the blend with 43 percent, but then Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, Mourvedre, Sangiovese, Cinsault, and Petite Sirah are thrown into the cask.
Le Pousseur is predominantly Syrah with bits of Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Cabernet Franc.
This is a wonderful wine that is 75 percent Cabernet, 23 percent Merlot and 3 percent Cab Franc.
It's a blend of Merlot (60 percent), Cabernet Sauvignon (28 percent), and Cabernet Franc (12 percent).
This Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon from Peñalolen shows the Bordelaise influence of its winemaker, Patrick Valette.
That's the annual Release Day at Silver Oak Cellars for their Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Silver Oak Cellars is a premium winery specializing in one thing and one thing only, Cabernet Sauvignon, in particular palate-pleasing, complex, powerful yet profound Cabs with longevity.
The two founders came together with a purpose, to make a Cabernet Sauvignon with a sense of itself, a fully developed red that could be savored not only after many years of aging but was soft and supple from the get-go.
Then armed with Enology and Viticulture degrees from UC-Davis, Meyer left the brotherhood to pursue a new calling, to create his vision of Cabernet Sauvignon at Silver Oak with Duncan.
The resulting Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon would be a complex, balanced, and silky smooth red with nuance and depth.
The Alexander Valley is 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon with grapes from several vineyards.
While dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, small percentages of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot are added for complexity and roundness.
The 2002 vintage Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will be released on February 3, 2007.
Now they produce not only Chardonnay, but Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir as well.
These are premium Cabernet Sauvignon wines from their Rutherford vineyards.
The Rutherford AVA is one of the best for Cabs, and the Ribolis age their full-bodied Cabernet in new French Oak barrels.
Santo Stefanos represent smooth, velvety Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County's Alexander Valley.
This line includes several varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris.
In reality the whole state really isn't the land of milk and honey and full of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Napa is where Cabernet Sauvignon is king but the royal family also includes Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Zinfandel.
However, some of California's best wine comes out of Randall Grahm's Bonny Doon for mirth and Rhône style wines, Paul Draper's Ridge Winery for Cabernet Sauvignon (think 1976 Paris Tasting), and David Bruce for some excellent Pinot Noir.
Crane Lake Duet, includes Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, cheese spread, knife, stone ground mustard, salami, dried fruit mix, Ghiradelli chocolates, corkscrew, and more, $40.
Covey Run Winery, includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, cheese, knife, biscuits and crackers, $50.
Mondavi Private Selection, includes Cabernet Sauvignon, chocolates, crackers, dried fruit and more, $50.
I also will occasionally do a Cabernet too if I don't over-spice the meat or use barbeque sauce.
I can see their point…I mean, who would want a big, red, heavy Cabernet on a hot day, right?
Back to the beginning theme of constant change, all maps and guidebooks age quicker than a good bottle of Napa Cabernet.
Ceramic Wine Stoppers - These eclectic stoppers feature a variety of colors and fun sayings, including "Life is a Cabernet," "I Go Well With Everything," and "Put a Cork in It."
Meaning, you will never again serve your Chardonnay too cold or your Cabernet Sauvignon too warm.
Langhorne Creek - Known for producing award winning Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, wines produced in this region are famous for their full, forward fruit flavors and soft tannic structure.
Black Box Wines - The Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 has an 86 point rating from Wine Enthusiast Magazine and sells for around $20 per 3-liter box.
Tindindi Wines - Buy Australian wine maker Tindini's 3-liter box of Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay for around $20 per "cask."
This collection is offered in Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay, at around $15 per box.
Even wine varietals that list a single grape on them, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, may contain a blend of other grapes.
For instance, in United States law dictates that in order to be labeled as the varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine must contain at least 75 percent of its blend from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
However, Cabernet Sauvignon is the grape that Napa Valley's world-class reputation is built.
Napa Valley wineries may grow multiple grape varietals but there's no point to have a winery in California's premier wine area without a signature Cabernet Sauvignon or Bordeaux-style blend (Meritage) wine.
Since it is still a rather warm climate region for grape-growing, the types of wines that you will find here overall will be the bigger reds like Cabernet, Syrah and maybe Zinfandel (and some great Rosé wines!).
Personal Wine - Choose from their Merlot, Cabernet, Chardonnay, sparkling and blush wines for your personalized label.
Their selection includes: Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Riesling, Rose, Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Shiraz.
Most people start their wine 101 white, sweeter wines like Gewurtztraminer or Riesling and then move into lighter body reds such as Beaujolais or Merlot and then end up with the dryer, bigger styled reds like Syrah or Cabernet.
The selection includes three bottles of wine - Concannon Cabernet Sauvignon, Wente Sandstone Merlot and Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc.
To get the true Pinot experience, you should try a bottle that is made from 100 percent Pinot grapes without any blending of others such as Cabernet or Merlot.
Then from there they move to Merlot, then perhaps Syrah or Cabernet.
Of course, there are hundreds more that you could dream up, such as a cost-comparison party where a blind taste test could be done comparing different Cabernet Sauvignon wines or quality comparisons on ice wines.
Some of the many varieties of grapes grown in the area include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Franc and Gewurztraminer.
Glenora winery has over 35 wine selections to choose from including Reisling, Syrah, Gewurztraminer and Cabernet Sauvignon, to name a few.
They grow Cabernet Franc, Riesling, Lemberger and Pinot Noir grapes at their Savina Estate Vineyard and Cabernet Franc, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Lemberger and Guwerztraminer grapes at their Catherine Estate Vineyard.
This region is well known for Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chateau Lafite-Rothschild and Chateau Haut-Brion, among others.
Wines produced there include favorites such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc as well as a few red wines such as Cabernet Franc.
Cabernet Sauvignon (commonly referred to as Cabernet) is the red wine name on the top of the list for many connoisseurs.
Many winemakers cask their Cabernet's in oak casks, resulting in an oaky, flavorful blend.
The wood flavors blend well with Cabernet and the result is a not-too-sweet drink with vanilla and spice undertones.
The Cabernet Sauvignon grape is the most widely planted grape in the world.
Pinot Noir is on the opposite end of the spectrum from Cabernet Sauvignon, delicate and expressive, depending on where it's grown.
The wines come in a variety of varietals including Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Griggio, just to name a few.
The wines have won numerous awards, including winning Best of Class for the 2007 California Cabernet Sauvignon at the 2009 Los Angeles Wine and Spirits Awards, as well winning awards for their Merlot and Syrah at the same festival.
Famed winemaker André Tchelistcheff, credited with defining the wine styles of California once said "God made Cabernet whereas the Devil made Pinot Noir."
For instance, the Bordeaux region of France is known for growing red grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc while the Burgandy region is primarily known for growing Pinot Noir grapes.
Varietals include Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Grenache, Merlot and Pinot Noir, just to name a few.
Bordeaux style wines can be made anywhere in the world, and contain single grapes or blends of red wine grapes such as: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, Malbec and Carmenere.
Consider Bordeaux-style wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Burgundy-style wines made from Pinot Noir or Rhone-style wines like Syrah and Grenache.
It's often associated with a lighter, white wine, but some producers use red grapes such as as Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon, lending a pink or light burgundy shade.
Choose from four different types of memberships, including Premier, Signature Series, International Selections and Aged Cabernet Series (8-12 years).
You may receive Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, or less-common Pinot Noir, Syrah, or Viognier.
With the increasing quality of boxed wine, there are many best Cabernet Sauvignon box wines to choose from.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a red wine made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape.
The wine is considered a Bordeaux-style wine because France's Bordeaux region is one of the largest and oldest producers of Cabernet Sauvignon and blends.
Many wine regions around the world grow Cabernet Sauvignon, including California, Washington, Australia, Chile and the Tuscany region of Italy.
Wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon typically age well, because they contain tannins.
In many cases, Cabernet Sauvignon wines actually need a few years of aging before you drink them.
Depending on the winemaker, there are Cabernet Sauvignons that drink well when they are young, including some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon box wines.
Here are some Cabernet Sauvignon box wines to try.
Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon is a premium wine in a box.
Bota Box Cabernet Sauvignon is an award-winning boxed Cab with blackberry, dark cherry, and a hint of oak.
Hardy's Cabernet Sauvignon is an Australian boxed wine with the flavors of cinnamon, cloves, and cigar.
Hardy's boxed wines come in a range of varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, and drinkers feel it is one of the best box wines available.
Three Thieves Bandit Cabernet Sauvignon is unique in boxed wines.
Root 1 - These Chilean wines come in Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay.
The main Bordeaux grapes are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Carménère and Petit Verdot.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich red wine with a full body.
Most commonly, winemakers blend Merlot with other Bordeaux grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Carménère.
Today, they boast not only the original Marilyn Merlot, but wines such as Marilyn Cabernet, the Velvet Collection, Norma Jeane, and many others.
The wine is actually a blend of fine Napa Valley Merlot grapes and Cabernet Sauvignon, with each year's blend slightly different but always at least 75% Merlot.
For instance, a full-bodied red like a Cabernet Sauvignon has the warmest serving temperature, while you serve light-bodied wines such as blush and white wines at the coolest temperatures.
The history of Cabernet Sauvignon wasn't fully understood until the 1990s when researchers at the University of California at Davis used the nascent science of DNA testing to identify and type the grapes used to make this red wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world's most popular red wines, but it's not the oldest.
Here's the history of Cabernet Sauvignon, one of the most popular and affordable red wine types on the market.
No one really knew where or how Cabernet Sauvignon developed until researcher Dr. Carole Meredith led a team that studied the DNA of the grapes used to make the wine.
Until DNA typing identified the grapes and provided a closer estimate of age, wine aficionados went by the first recorded notes on the wine and the folklore surrounding Cabernet Sauvignon.
The first written notations about Cabernet Sauvignon are found in writings at Chateau Mouton in France dating back to the 1700s.
The word Vidure means "hardy wine" and is sometimes used as a synonym for Cabernet Sauvignon.
Rumors and folklore hinted at Cabernet Sauvignon's origins.
Dr. Carole Meredith, a researcher at the University of California at Davis, led a group that conducted extensive DNA tests on the modern-day vines used to produce Cabernet Sauvignon.
Her research discoveries surprised those who held that Cabernet Sauvignon descended from Roman or Spanish grapes.
Instead, her team discovered that the modern-day Cabernet Sauvignon grapes descended from a cross between Cabernet franc and Sauvignon blanc.
This coincides with Baron de Brane and one other chateau mentioned in written records changing over to the Cabernet Sauvignon grape in the 1700s.
It's thought that most modern-day Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards are descended from the original vineyard at Chateau Mouton.
The Cabernet Sauvignon grape also adapts to various climates and grows well in its original home in France, regions in Italy and Spain, and places in the United States such as California.
Serving Cabernet Sauvignon at the ideal temperature and with foods that accent the interesting taste and texture of the wine add to the enjoyment of this wine.
Although Cabernet Sauvignon is only a few hundreds years old, its popularity confirms it as one of the leading grapes in the world, a tough survivor amidst changing times.
When asked to describe Cabernet Sauvignon, wine lovers are likely to give a variety of answers.
That's because Cabernet Sauvignon can change in character based on a number of important factors such as region, ripeness of the grapes, age of the wine, and the individual winemaker.
The variety of flavors and other characteristics is what makes Cabernet Sauvignon such a popular wine grape.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a red wine grape grown in many regions throughout the world.
Other regions that feature Cabernet Sauvignon in blends or as a varietal include Tuscany, Chile, Argentina, California, and Washington.
In France, a wine containing the Cabernet Sauvignon is named after the region, so it is called a Bordeaux.
Elsewhere around the world, wines containing Cabernet Sauvignon are typically known by the grape varietal name, unless the wine is made up of a blend of grapes.
In the United States, wines labeled as Cabernet Sauvignon may have small amounts of other grapes blended in, although the wines labeled as Cabernet Sauvignon must contain at least 75 percent of the grape.
While it may be difficult to precisely describe Cabernet Sauvignon, the grape has some commonalities that flow across regions and winemakers.
Cabernet Sauvignon wines typically age well because of the tannins in the wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon grapes contain a high amount of tannins, and as the juice macerates, the more tannic the wine becomes.
In general, Cabernet Sauvignon wines are highly tannic; however, the tannins soften as the wine ages.
The amount of tannins in the wine is known as the wine's backbone or structure, and some wine collectors age well-structured Cabernet Sauvignon wines for decades before the wine is ready to drink.
Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are black grapes, which have a dark purple and almost black appearance.
Most Cabernet Sauvignon is deep ruby red in color, and some consider the wine almost purple.
The wine from Cabernet Sauvignon is full-bodied.
One indication of Cabernet Sauvignon's body is its legs.
The flavors in Cabernet Sauvignon are highly dependent on the grapes' ripeness when harvested.
Another thing that affects the flavor in Cabernet Sauvignon is oak.
Most Cabernet Sauvignon wines are aged in oak casks, which impart warm flavors of toast and vanilla.
Cabernet Sauvignon wines run the gamut in price from a few dollars for Trader Joe's well-known "Two Buck Chuck" wine from the Charles Shaw Winery to hundreds of dollars for a well-aged Bordeaux grown in an excellent vintage.
The best way to learn about Cabernet Sauvignon is to drink it.
Visit your local wine shop for recommendations of different styles of Cabernet Sauvignon wines in your price range and see what flavors you discover in your favorite Cabernet Sauvignon.
If you’ve ever puckered your lips from the bitter taste of Cabernet, you’ve experienced tannins in action.
For example, the 2008 HALL Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon which we have just released is complex and graceful, with an opulent texture.
Of the older vintages, I am enjoying our 2005 "Diamond Mountain" Cabernet which we just re-released as a library offering.
Cabernet bras are a style of bra that is sold through the Dillard's shopping chain line.
Cabernet bras come in a wide array of colors, and some have a delicate lace trim, while others offer a satin-like finish.
Perfect for women who have a fuller bust, Cabernet bras offer incredible support and style, and because of the way they are fashioned, look fantastic and smooth under your clothing.
The best place to shop for the Cabernet look is to turn your eye to Dillard's.
There, you'll find a complete collection of Cabernet styles.
In fact, there are over four pages of Cabernet bras at the chain's official website, all in various colors and styles.
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You can complete your Cabernet style by also taking a look at some of the other styles Dillard's offers, and that includes a wide array of panties, pretty and lacy camisoles, and even thigh and waist shapers.
Cabernet bras might be the right choice for you if you are looking for a bra that is both stylish and functional.
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