What is Cabernet Sauvignon?
Cabernet Sauvignon is the name of a grape variety that has left an indelible mark on wines across the globe.
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Ménage à Trois Bourbon Barrels Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
This intriguing wine is aged not in French oak barriques, as is traditional, but in Kentucky bourbon barrels. This imparts subtle smoke, caramel, and spices to the rich and jammy black fruit flavors. With medium dryness and smooth tannins, it’s an unusual but enjoyable cab sav.
Undurraga Terroir Hunter Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Chilean wines are increasing in popularity around the world, and no wonder they can produce beauties like this! Undurraga’s Terroir Hunter range showcases terroir wines from different regions of Chile; this cab sav comes from the Alto Maipo region in the foothills of the Andes. As a result of the cool climate, the wine is fruity with some mint and eucalyptus aromas coming through; very elegant, refreshing, and with fine tannins.
Rutini Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Rutini has produced yet another knock-it-out-of-the-park cab sav with this one. It’s bold and fruit-forward with blackberry prominent, supported by earthy, leathery, and peppery flavors. It would be especially delicious alongside a perfectly cooked Scotch fillet or a rich beef stew.
Vergelegen Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
This wine from South Africa’s Stellenbosch region bursts with ripe black fruit – plums, blackcurrants, and blackberries – accompanied by coffee, spice, and cedar.
I found the tannins integrated and the finish smooth; it has aged beautifully and is perfect for drinking now – perhaps with a beef Wellington or a juicy steak!
Rutini Single Vineyard Gualtallary Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Gualtallary is a high-altitude area of Argentina’s Mendoza wine region. Here, there are cool temperatures, increased levels of sunlight, and poor, stony soils to stress the vines; consequently, the grapes retain their acidity for longer, create more tannins within the skins and concentrate their flavors.
As a result, the wine is characteristically intense, fruit-driven, well-balanced, and with plenty of tannins beneficial for aging. It pairs well with rich, flavourful food, particularly red meats, duck, and game.
Is Cabernet Sauvignon sweet or bitter?
This wine variety is dry. Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the driest wines sold, especially among red wines.
This dryness comes from a lack of sugar because winemakers who ferment cabernet sauvignon allow the yeast to consume all the sugar, leaving the wine with its signature dry taste.
How can you tell a good Cabernet Sauvignon?
A velvety palate and a long finish with new oak flavors make it a standout. A dark wine with a complex bouquet of red and black ripe fruit, vanilla, cinnamon, and clove over a tight structure that opens in the glass.
A rich, concentrated wine garnet-hued wine with lovely acidity and subtle grippy tannins.
Do you drink Cabernet Sauvignon cold or warm?
Full-bodied reds, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Zinfandel are best served between 59-68° F. You might be saying isn’t that too cold for a red wine? The wine will taste much better cooler and keep in mind that wines tend to warm up in the glass as well!