Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon Wine

Cabernet Sauvignon is popular for its dark color, full body and alcohol content that is over 13.5%. Most Cabernet Sauvignons, particularly those from regions such as Australia, California, and Chile, having more like 14.5% and sometimes even over 15%. As a wine, Cabernet Sauvignon is dry and has a healthy level of tannin content, which makes your mouth dry out when sipped. Thus, Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine that is typically enjoyed with food.

What does Cabernet Sauvignon Taste Like?

Since Cabernet Sauvignon is produced in an extensive range of climates and regions it offers varied flavors. Essentially, Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied wine with dark fruit flavors and rich tastes from black pepper to bell pepper.

Cabernet Sauvignon from Bordeaux

The Cabernet Sauvignon from Bordeaux has more hints of herbal and or floral flavors of violets, graphite, and tobacco much more than fruit. In the smell, you'll get hints of licorice and black cherries with earthiness.

Cabernet Sauvignon from California

Cabernet Sauvignon from California has more hints of fruits than that of Bordeaux. Notice the flavors of licorice, black cherry, and black pepper held together with a touch of vanilla. The wine has less tannin and acidity but more alcohol extending from 13.5-15.5% ABV.

Food Pairing

Cabernet Sauvignon is known to be complex and layered wine. With high tannins and a savory character usually defined as black pepper and tobacco, the wine pairs well with foods high in fat and umami flavors.

Characteristics

FRUIT: blackberry, black cherry, and black currant
OTHERS: black pepper, licorice, tobacco, vanilla, and violet
OAK: Normally 9-18 months in French oak. Others are American & Hungarian oak
TANNIN: Medium (+)
ACIDITY: Medium (+)
ABV: 13.5-15.5%

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