Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Toolkit

You love wine, but sometimes you search for your words to describe it? Bookmark this page to enrich your technique and vocabulary about one of the greatest red grape : CABERNET SAUVIGNON 

THE STORY AND A FEW GREAT WINES MADE FROM IT

This grape was first famous in Bordeaux being blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. In Bordeaux wines it tends to bring the full-bodiedhigh tanins and a very good aging potential. You’ll find it in Medoc like in Pauillac and in Graves appellation. Some big names here use it at different ratio:

Château Lafite Rothschild (70%)

Château Latour (55%)
Château Lynch-Bages (75%)
Château Mouton-Rothschild (83%)

Now Cabernet Sauvignon, is very famous and used mostly alone in many great California wines. In Napa it is the first grape in total acreage with 19 894 acres. You can also find Cabernet Sauvignon in Italy (SuperToscane), Spain (Priorat), Chile, Australia, Argentina or even Canada (Okanagan Valley)!
Here is a few very famous Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa :

WHAT TO EAT WITH CABERNET SAUVIGNON?
As it is generally oaky and rich we often pair it with Beef, with a Bordeaux wine Duck could also be a very good match.
Asparagus, red pepper or green beens are usually a good companions too!
Here is the chef suggestion : DUCK BREAST filled with foie gras!
Cheers to your next Cab’ experience!
In collaboration with wine expert Julien Miquel from Social Vignerons!
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