One of the most widely planted red grapes in the world, including of course, Bordeaux, where it is the star in their traditional blend. Is known for its structure and rich red berry flavors.
A powerful, tannic red grape of noble heritage; the base grape for many red Bordeaux and most of the best red wines from California, Washington, Chile and South Africa; capable of aging for decades.
(ka-behr-NAY soh-vihn-YAWN): One of the noblest of the red wine grape varieties, used in Bordeaux, and successfully grown in many countries. Often referred to as the king of red wines.
Considered the most important red wine grape throughout the world, and the basis of the wines of California, Bordeaux, and many others.
Excellent red wine grape grown for the wines of Bordeaux, and some of the best red wines in the U.S. Wines are finely scented, usually quite long-lived.
A dry red wine made from a single widely cultivated variety of black grape.
Fragrant variety (red pepper), little grapes giving colourful wine, widely used for claret, as it can be kept in casks. For red wine.
ka-behr-NAY soh-vihn-YOHN, soh-vee-NYAWN ] The most successful and popular of the top-quality red-wine grapes. Cabernet Sauvignon is the basis for most of California`s superb red wines and the primary grape of most of the top vineyards in Bordeaux`s Medoc and Graves districts. In Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon is most often blended with one or more of the following grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot or Malbec. In California, wines are more often made with 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, although some blending is now taking place. Cabernet Sauvignon grapes produce full-bodied, fruity wines that are rich, complex and intensely flavorful. There are a multitude of well-made Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines made throughout the world.
(Cab-air-nay So-veen-yawN) - One of the noblest red wine grapes, used in Bordeaux, also as either a 100 percent varietal or in red blends in the U.S., Australia, Chile, Argentina, South Africa and wherever wine grapes grow.
A "noble" grape famous as one of the main varietals, along with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and others, (many of which are distantly related), used to create the magnificent french Bordeaux region blended red wines. Helps make wines of classic breed, intensity and complexity that often need to bottle-age for at least 5-10 years in order to reach peak flavor condition. The most successful plantings in North America are mainly on Long Island (N.Y.) and the cooler regions of northern California. In the warmer regions of California, grapes made into a single varietal wine will often produce higher than optimum levels of alcohol and, conversely, lower than optimum acid levels in most years and so may tend to age less successfully than the blended french versions. Aromas and flavors include: Black-currant, blackberry, mint (etc). In the last decades of the twentieth century many other countries have seen their regions develop into prime producers - (e.g: Australia, Argentina, Chile, Italy and New Zealand).
(Cabber-net So-vig-nahn) A bold, often tannic red that is most appropriately served with rich, dark sauces and pizza.
A major variety of red (or black) grape, considered by many to produce the finest red wines in the world. It is the classic centrepiece of the clarets of the Médoc in Bordeaux. Widely grown in most areas of Australia.
superior Bordeaux type of red wine
Dark red, nearly black grape used in the greatest red wines of the world. Continues to dominate in red wine production. Pronounced 'cab-er-nay sa-vin-yon'. Or simply 'cab sav'.
Grape variety producing red wines - full bodied, and rich in colour. Very popular in New World regions
This is one of the famous grapes of Bordeaux althougth it can be found in California, Italy, Australia and Chile. It has been dubbed the "king" of red grapes and possesses impressive structue with deep, rich cassis flavors.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the king of red wines not only in California, but also around the world. The primary grape in the greatest red wines from Bordeaux in France, Cabernet makes big, intense and delightfully complex wines in California.
( cab-air-nay so-vee-n´yohn) is the most important red grape variety in the world.
perhaps the most well-known of the Bordeaux varietals, it is responsible for some of the worlds richest, most complex red wines. Often the backbone for Meritage (Bordeaux-style) blends.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a red wine known for its depth of flavor, aroma and ability to age. It is full-bodied and intense, with cherry- currant and sometimes herbal flavors. Cabernet Sauvignon may have noticeable tannins.
(ca-bear-nay saw-vee-n'yon) classic red wine grape of Bordeaux
A major red wine grape, it grows in a wide variety of climates, likes warmer weather, and is the dominant grape of Bordeaux. But it grows in a huge number of other places as well, notably in California, Australia, Chile, South Africa, and Italy.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety of red grape mainly used for wine production, and is, along with Chardonnay, one of the most widely-planted of the world's noble grape varieties.
Most well-known black grape variety in the world. The fruits are small, blue, and thick-skinned (makes them disease-resistant). These grapes are not very maleable -- they can be blended but they will maintain their strong personality. Unfussy vines, they can travel. Along with Merlot -- with which it is often blended, it is the most important Bordeaux variety. The grape is high in tannins so it ages well but needs time to mature. It has an earthy, bell peppery, blackcurrant flavor.
A "noble" grape famous as one of the main varieties, along with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and others used to create the magnificent french Bordeaux region blended red wines. This variety has several alias names such as Petit Cabernet, Petite Vidure and Vidur
One of the primary grape varieties used in Bordeaux, and successfully grown in many countries. Cabernet Sauvignon is often called the king of red wines.
(cab-air-nay so-vee-n'yohn) One of the most important red wine grapes. It is the base for many of the New World's finest wines, as well as the wines of Bordeaux, France. A rich grape, with sufficient tannins for making wines that age.
(Food & Wine) A red grape which brings us several of the great wines of Bordeaux, said to be the mose rewarding wine grape in the world.
One of the famous "noble" grapes, and part of the revered red blend of France's Bordeaux wines, along with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. A small, thick skinned berry, it produces aromas and flavors of ripe black currant, black cherry with herbal hints of mint clove, cedar, bell pepper and olive, showing tobacco and leather notes wiht age. Cabernet Sauvignon launched the California wine scene into international prominence. Creates intense, complex and tannic wines capable of cellaring at least 5-10 years to reach peak flavor condition. Successfully produced in "New World" regions including Australia, Argentina, Chile and New Zealand.
a red grape variety. Widely planted with Bordeaux as its historical reference point. Often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Flavors run from red cherry to blackcurrant and are usually quite assertive.
(cab-er-nay so-vee-nyon) the "king" of red grapes. Often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Flavors run from red cherry to black currant and are usually quite assertive.
The patriarch of Bordeaux, though outplanted by merlot there, this varietal produces some of the longest-lived reds in the world. It is planted everywhere, and sits next to its counterpart, chardonnay, at the throne of the modern wine grape world. Medium to full body, blackcurrant fruit, and sometimes green bell pepper character plus leather and earth in Bordeaux and riper, sweeter fruit and heavy oak in the New World are its general character. Through cabernet sauvignon we can clearly see a reflection of origin, vintage, and especially, wine making techniques, most notably those that increase concentration, alcohol, and oak influence. To please the international market, this varietal is blended with traditional, old world grapes such as sangiovese in Chianti to the point of obliterating personalities. Pauillac Lamb with a Pauillac Cabernet (a Chateau Pichon-Baron for example) is a classic match. Take this lead and go with it. Try your hand at a domestic lamb and cab pairing.
A superb red wine grape responsible for many of the great wines of the Bordeaux region as well as some of Californiaâ€(tm)s finest red wines. The best examples of Cabernet Sauvignon are well structured, complex and among the longest lived of all wines.