Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet France Wiines




Cabernet Sauvignon Wines

Probably the most well known red wine, Cabernet Sauvignon has plantings in every wine region in the world. France, Chile, and USA have the most vineyards of this red wine grape, and Australia, Italy, and South Africa also have vineyards. With 650,000 planted acres, it is popular not only as a single varietal but also as a blending grape in the most famous red wine of France, Bordeaux Red.

A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc, make the Bordeaux red wines. Usually Merlot has the largest percentage of the blend at about 60-70%. Almost all wine regions make a single varietal Cabernet Sauvignon, and all with different flavours and aromas.

Cabernet Franc Wines

Cabernet France is also a blend in the Bordeaux Red Wine, and like Cabernet Sauvignon has a single varietal red wine. Popular areas for these wines are Loire Valley France, Sierra Foothills in California USA, the Colchagua Valley in Chile. There are about 130,000 acres of this grape planted in the world wine regions, but mostly in France and Chile.

Wine Types/Style

Wine styles for Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc include; bold, rich bodied, and smooth bodied, and some are more fruity in style. Most are dry or very dry. The acidity in Cabernet Franc is typically medium, and Cabernet Sauvignon has medium acidity and medium tannins.

Flavours-Aromas

Cabernet Sauvignon flavours and aromas can include: Black Cherry, Blackberry, Blackcurrant, Vanilla, Violet, Black Pepper, Liquorice.

Cabernet France has flavours and aromas of: Red Plum, Strawberry, Chile Pepper, Roasted pepper. Compared to other wines, Cabernet Sauvignon is fruitier than Pinot Noir, but not as fruity as Syrah(Syrah is similar to Shiraz).

Buying Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet France Wines

From the Bordeaux region of France, Cabernet Sauvignon is light tasting, with good tannins and acidity, and has a good finish. The New World Cabernet Sauvignon wines are a tad fruitier, with a little less acidity and tannins. The alcohol content can be 15-16% in the New World Wines, and it's less in Old World Wine Regions like France.

For Cabernet Franc, Loire Valley in France has single varietals of the wine, and pricier selections of the single varietal can be found in the Bordeaux Region of France. From USA, Cabernet Franc's are made in the Sierra Foothills in California. From Chile(Colchagua Valley), Cabernet France is usually rich and ripe, with moderate tannins.

Wine Drinking Temperature

Like most red wines, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc should be served at 62 - 68 degrees F. If you put your bottle in the fridge take it out about 20 minutes before serving time.

And, to know how the cold temperature can affect your Cabernet wine taste(or any red wine), taste the wine right from the fridge temperature, then let it warm to room temperature a tad. Once the wine has warmed a bit, taste it again, and you can now taste the flavours and tannins that you could not taste when the wine was colder.


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Yellow Tail Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Style: Full Body, Smooth, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Eucalyptus, Jammy, Vanilla
Food Pairings: Stews, Lamb
Sugars: 15g/L
Price: $13 750ml Country: Australia
Taste Note: Very Good

Wolf Blass Yellow Label Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Style: Bold, Smooth, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Blackcurrant, Cherry, Mint
Food Pairings: Beef, Lamb
Price: $18 750ml Country: Australia
Taste Note: Good

Wolf Blass Bilyara Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Style: Bold, Smooth, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Ripe Berry, Chocolate, Vanilla
Food Pairings: Roast Pork, Lamb Chops
Price: $14 750ml Country: Australia
Taste Note: Good

Bodacious Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Style: Bold, Smooth, Medium Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Berry Fruit, Jammy, Vanilla
Food Pairings: Pizza
Price: $11 750ml Country: Canada
Tasted Note: Good

Gallo Family Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Style: Bold, Smooth, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Blackcurrant, Red Fruit, Herb
Food Pairings: Beef, Pasta with Meat, BBQ
Price: $11 750ml Country: USA

Morgan Bay Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Style: Bold, Smooth, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Blackberry, Jammy, Vanilla
Food Pairings: Cheddar Cheese, Ribs, BBQ
Price: $18 750ml Country: USA

Charles and Charles Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Style: Bold, Smooth, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Blackberry, Herb, Pepper
Food Pairings: Beef, BBQ
Price: $18 750ml Country: USA, Washington State

Chateau St Jean Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Style: Medium Body, Fruity
Flavours-Aromas: Blackberry, Jammy, Currant Fruit, Light Spicy Oak, Light Tannins
Food Pairings: BBQ
Sugars: 4g/L
Price: $21 750ml Country: USA, California

Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Style: Medium Body, Fruity, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Blackberry, Cherry, Plum, Spice, Ripe Fruit, Vanilla oak on the finsh, soft tannins
Food Pairings: BBQ, Cheese, Steak
Sugars: 10g/L
Price: $13 750ml Country: USA, California

Sterling Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Style: Bold, Smooth, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Blackberry, Plum, Vanilla
Food Pairings: BBQ, Grilled Beef
Sugars: 6g/L, 13.5% Alcohol
Price: $13 750ml Country: USA, California

Fetzer Valley Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Style: Bold, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Cassis, Mint, Vanilla
Food Pairings: Beef, Lamb
Sugars: 6g/L, 13.5% Alcohol
Price: $16 750ml Country: USA, California

Smoky Bay Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Style: Smooth, Medium Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Jammy, Red Fruit, Smooth
Food Pairings: Hamburgers, BBQ, Sausages
Price: $10 750ml Country: Australia

KWv Vinecrafter Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Style: Bold, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Blackcurrant, Cherry, Smoky
Food Pairings: Hamburgers, BBQ, Steak
Price: $10 750ml Country: South Africa

Lindemans Bin 45 Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Style: Bold, Very Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Cassis, Mint, Vanilla
Food Pairings: Pork Chops, Steak, BBQ
Price: $13 750ml Country: Australia

Santa Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Style: Bold, Smooth, XDry
Flavours-Aromas: Blackcurrant, Cherry, Spice
Food Pairings: Grilled Pork, Sausages
Sugars: 5g/L, 12.5% Alcohol
Price: $10 750ml Country: Chile
Taste Note: Good

Errazuriz Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Style: Bold, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Blackberry, Cherry, Tobacco
Food Pairings: Cheese, Steak, Grilled Lamb
Price: $15 750ml Country: Chile, Aconcagua Valley

Cono Sur Organico Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Style: Bold, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Black Fruit, Plum, Red Fruit
Food Pairings: Grilled Beef, Grilled Lamb
Sugars: 4g/L, 13% Alcohol
Price: $16 750ml Country: Chile

Perez Cruz Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Style: Bold, XDry
Flavours-Aromas: Black Cherry, Blackcurrant
Food Pairings: Cheese, Steak
Sugars: 9g/L, 14.5% Alcohol
Price: $18 750ml Country: Chile

Les Jamelles Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Style: Smooth, Medium Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Black Cherry, Cassis, Vanilla
Food Pairings: Grilled Beef, Stews, Casseroles
Price: $15 750ml Country: France, Roussillon

Domaine Seuil Premiere Cote Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Style: Smooth, Medium Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Blackberry, Herb, Plum
Food Pairings: Lamb Chops, Pork Roast, Casseroles
Price: $25 750ml Country: France, Bordeaux

Cabernet Franc Wines

Araucano Reserva Cabernet Franc
Varietal: Cabernet Franc Style: Smooth, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Blackberry, Vanilla, Pepper
Food Pairings: BBQ, Sausages, Fresh Cheeses
Price: $16 750ml Country: Chile

Worlds End Napa Cabernet Franc
Varietal: Cabernet Franc Style: Bold, Very Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Raspberry, Coffee, Herb
Food Pairings: BBQ
Price: $69 750ml Country: USA, California

Bougrier Les Bruyeres Chinon Cabernet Franc
Varietal: Cabernet Franc Style: Light, Fruity,Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Berry, Herb, Mineral
Food Pairings: Cured Meats, Fresh Cheeses
Price: $24 750ml Country: France, Loire Valley

Langlois Chateau Saumur Rouge Cabernet Franc
Varietal: Cabernet Franc Style: Smooth, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Cassis, RaspBerry, Soft
Food Pairings: Roast Pork, Vegetarian
Price: $22 750ml Country: France, Loire Valley

Chateau Fesle Anjou Rouge Cabernet Franc
Varietal: Cabernet Franc Style: Smooth, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Floral, Herb, Raspberry
Food Pairings: Lamb Chops, Cured Meats
Price: $23 750ml Country: France, Loire Valley

Joguet Les Silenes Cabernet Franc
Varietal: Cabernet Franc Style: Smooth, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Blackfruit, Floral, Pepper
Food Pairings: Lamb Chops, Sausages
Price: $27 750ml Country: France, Loire Valley

Joguet Les Charmes Cabernet Franc
Varietal: Cabernet Franc Style: Smooth, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Blackberry, Spice, Violet
Food Pairings: Roast Pork, Lamb Chops
Price: $39 750ml Country: France, Loire Valley

Le Petit Cheval St Emilion Cabernet Franc
Varietal: Cabernet Franc Style: Bold, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Plum, Red Fruit, Violet
Food Pairings: Lamb Chops, Quail
Price: $295 750ml Country: France, Bordeaux

Chateau Ausone Cabernet Franc
Varietal: Cabernet Franc Style: Bold,Very Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Blackberry, Earthy, Mineral
Food Pairings: Roast Lamb, Stews
Price: $894 750ml Country: France, Bordeaux

DID YOU KNOW?
Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc have great cellaring potential. Many can age 15 - 20 years or more.

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