Cabernet Sauvignon

March 25, 2022 by
Paloma Zuazo

Cabernet Sauvignon is with no doubt the world's most popular varietal. Originally from France, and the main grape in Bordeaux, it grows successfully in different parts of the world, notably in Napa Valley, Chile and Australia. In addition, it is one of the few grapes used to make the famous Italian "Super Tuscans". 

It is a thick-skinned grape, producing wines full of color, tannins, body and alcohol. It typically displays aromas and flavors of black fruits, cedar, spices and even hints of graphite. It is the perfect grape for oak ageing, adding layers of complexity and flavors of vanilla, and it can be cellared for decades, adding hints of leather and forest floor. It makes excellent varietal wines, but it is also found in different blends, enriching them with body and color. 

Since it grows in different regions, it shows different nuances and characteristics reflecting the terroir's soils and climate.

Outside of France, but still, in the Old World, Mezzacorona Cabernet Sauvignon is a perfect example of an outstanding value for money CS with an Italian twist, always great with pasta carbonara.

Outside of Europe, Napa Valley's wineries (California) are famous for producing high-quality monovarietal wines. Routestock Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect choice for dinner with friends at a price that will not break the bank. With vanilla, tobacco, and hints of leather flavors, it's great to balance a good dish of lamb or pork.

O'Shaughnessy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, on the other hand, is more structured, with hints of smoke and wood, which make it an excellent pairing for a dish of game.

Are you a fan of Cabernet Sauvignon? How many have you tried? From how many countries?

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Author: Paloma Zuazo

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