from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A variety of black grape used to make red wine, notably in Bordeaux and the Napa Valley.
- n. A dry red wine made from this grape.
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- n. A variety of red grape used principally in wine-making; or a wine made from such grapes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. superior Bordeaux type of red wine
As in 2009, the left bank, which favors a blend high in Cabernet Sauvignon, has produced some truly great wines.
Saint-Estèphe lies in the Médoc, where the grape varieties are predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
South Africa is a great place to scour for Bordeaux blends predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that will not break the bank.
After this came the investment by the owner's of Lafite Domaines Barons de Rothschild in Quinta do Carmo, now famous for its predominantly Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon based wines.
The 32 acres of Bordeaux varietal vines yield an average of just 1,600 cases of their top Cabernet Sauvignon, one of Napa Valley's iconic wines.
Meritage wines are California's answer to Bordeaux blends and to labeling restrictions that require at least 75% of a wine's juice come from a single grape like Cabernet Sauvignon in order that it be labeled Cabernet.
By and large, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc are the predominant grapes used, typically in some blend, in Bordeaux wines.
Wine geeks could argue forever about which should be included in any first cut, but we chose well-known names that have been around since about 1972 or earlier and whose top Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet blend has been, or at least was, well-regarded for a number of years.
This knockout Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a youthful purple color; a sweet black currant, vanilla, and earth-scented nose; great ripeness and sweetness of fruit; high flavor extraction; well-integrated acidity and tannin; and a layered, multidimensional, complete feel in the mouth with no hard edges or toughness.
All of the Cabernet Sauvignon is fermented in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks.
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