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.
confit of garlic, Cabernet Sauvignon sauce.
Filet of Beef with a truffle potato timbale braised oxtail, confit of garlic, Cabernet Sauvignon sauce.
Red wines that fit the bill are pinot noir, syrah, and cabernet sauvignon.
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.
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.
Cabernet Franc often gets lost in the shadow of its powerful Bordeaux big brothers, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Santo Stefanos represent smooth, velvety Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County's Alexander Valley.
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.
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."
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.
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.
The Cabernet Sauvignon grape is the most widely planted grape in the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three Thieves Bandit Cabernet Sauvignon is unique in boxed wines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Most Cabernet Sauvignon is deep ruby red in color, and some consider the wine almost purple.
The wine from Cabernet Sauvignon is full-bodied.
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.
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.
For example, the 2008 HALL Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon which we have just released is complex and graceful, with an opulent texture.
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