Definition of Cabernet in English:

Cabernet

noun

    • ‘Know the difference between a Cabernet and a Chardonnay.’
    • ‘Or when they want to start with, say, a Chardonnay, then switch to a Cabernet with the meal.’
    • ‘Their use for such international varieties as Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc is also a recent phenomenon which has yielded both excellent results and some heavily over-oaked wines.’
    • ‘A good Aussie Shiraz is hard to beat for value and body, although our own Syrah (same grape, different name) from Hawke's Bay, plus a few of our own Merlots and Cabernets are worth considering.’
    • ‘Bunches of fat Cabernet and Merlot grapes hang on the vines, spread over 9.5 hectares around the château.’
    • ‘The range includes tumblers specifically designed for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet and so on.’
    • ‘As the glasses clinked and the people chatted about cheeky Cabernets and perfect pinotages, representatives of the wine producers waited anxiously to be put to the test.’
    • ‘So, strictly speaking, the only wines that need to be decanted are those with some sediment - older reds that were deeply colored when they were young: Cabernets and Merlots, for example, or vintage Ports.’
    • ‘Other wines include Merlot, Cabernet and a late harvest Chardonnay.’
    • ‘And there's the Alexander Valley, 16,000 vineyard acres focused primarily on Cabernet, Merlot and Chardonnay.’
    • ‘And while the options for red wine might once have ranged from Bordeaux to Burgundy, wine stores now stock Cabernets and Pinot Noirs from a dozen different countries in just as many styles.’
    • ‘It's a youthful blend of mainly Tempranillo with a little Cabernet and Merlot.’
    • ‘Red varieties take up just l5 per cent of South Africa's vineyards - an astonishing figure for a country that is making its reputation abroad at least as much on its Cabernets, Pinotages and occasional Pinot Noirs as on it Chardonnays.’
    • ‘Prices for multi-purpose grapes have fallen sharply as Americans have shifted to varietal wines made from Merlot, Cabernet, Zinfandel, or Chardonnay grapes.’
    • ‘While one wine aficionado may prefer a Chardonnay to a Cabernet, some art collectors may prefer different interpretations of wine art.’
    • ‘This applies to no more than a handful of wine styles: claret, red and white Burgundy, Rhône reds, Tuscan and Piedmontese reds, vintage port, vintage champagne, a few Spanish reds, Mosel Rieslings and Californian Cabernets.’
    • ‘Two of its prize-winning wines, the Semillon Chardonnay and the Shiraz Cabernet, have also come to town.’
    • ‘A point in case is that Romanian Cabernets and Pinot Noirs are now made clean, distinct and non-overweight.’
    • ‘Clearly, students there are doing their homework, since this appellation, just 20 years old, is producing some outstanding wines: structured Cabernets and Merlots, crisp and interesting Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs.’
    • ‘But over-planted grapes such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet are set to continue the downslide as over 90,000 acres of vineyard have only just begun to come into production.’

Pronunciation

Cabernet

/ˈkabəneɪ/