Considered by many to be the premier red wine in the world, Cabernet Sauvignon grapes favor warmer climates which makes it a perfect wine for aging; 5-10 years is often recommended for ideal maturation. The wines range from medium- to full-bodied and are characterized by their high tannin content and dark cherry, tobacco, black currant and sometimes green pepper flavor.
|Lindeman’s SE Australia Bin 45 2007||$7|
$10 – 20
|Louis M. Martini Sonoma County 2007||$17|
|Bodega Catena Zapata Mendoza 2007||$22|
Cabernet Sauvignon...Easy to Grow, Blend and Age. What More Can You Ask For?
Cabernet Sauvignon is a very well known varietal as it is grown in almost every wine making country. Able to withstand many climates and enemies of grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon is relatively easy to grow and thus has become popular among wine makers who look to achieve consistency and balance. OK...that all may sound a bit boring, but Cab (as many industry people call it) is great for blending with other wines and best for aging. Here in lies the beauty of the varietal as few can match that ability. Truth be told, this is why it's quite easier to find a great bottle of Cab (or Cab blend) as opposed to many other wines. In order to give Cabernet Sauvignon its justice, we take our time in this segment with Louis Krieger once again providing some excellent insight into its history along with some great Cab values and pairings.