Definition of Cabernet Sauvignon in English:

Cabernet Sauvignon

noun

mass noun
  • 1A variety of black wine grape from the Bordeaux area of France, now grown throughout the world.

    • ‘They cover all the main grape varieties, including Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.’
    • ‘Malbec is grown in France, Australia and other places, but there it is mainly a blending grape, being one of the minor grape varieties in wines dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.’
    • ‘The traditional hot inland vineyards were abandoned for sites benefiting from cool ocean influence, where grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc flourished.’
    • ‘Such French vine varieties as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and some Pinot Noir were planted.’
    • ‘It also does well with most of the other familiar grape varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Riesling.’
    • ‘Certain words are commonly associated with certain grape varieties, such as cassis and Cabernet Sauvignon, gooseberries and Sauvignon Blanc, or butter and Chardonnay.’
    • ‘The vines are Sauvignon and Semillon for the sweet wine and Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot for the AC Bordeaux.’
    • ‘Pinot Noir is the most planted red grape variety with Cabernet Sauvignon second.’
    • ‘They were conscious, though, of the practice in other countries (essential in Bordeaux) of blending other varieties into Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot in small quantities.’
    • ‘On 15 acres, they have seven Bourdeaux varietals, including Merlots, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.’
    • ‘These birds and bees help ensure the health and productivity of the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, and other Bordeaux grapes whose vines embroider the hills with neat rows of green.’
    • ‘They're using a gamut of grapes, from Grenache and Syrah to Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.’
    • ‘Fifteen more wines were sampled by the budding oenologists to encompass the two main varietals Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon.’
    • ‘Close to half of all the grapes planted are Cabernet Sauvignon, but white and different red varieties are also accounted for.’
    • ‘Because of its location and aspect, Romania has been very successful with these foreign varieties, most notably Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.’
    • ‘Purists may disagree with me, but I'm convinced that some red grapes - Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache are good examples - taste much better blended than they do in isolation.’
    • ‘Scraping your jaw off the floor, you walk through row upon row of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and small clusters of Sauvignon Blanc, their beautifully ripe, blue-tinged grapes demanding to be picked.’
    • ‘The seemingly unstoppable advance of the holy trinity of international grapes - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay - was blocked at the country's borders.’
    • ‘The company has used a loan of 1.9 million leva from the Agriculture Fund to grow new brands of Chardonnet, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir.’
    • ‘In 1974, he planted famous varietals like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.’
    1. 1.1 A red wine made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape.
      • ‘In Napa for example, the best wines are generally thought to be Cabernet Sauvignons.’
      • ‘The bar offers 10 kinds of Martinis and an ample wine list from Sauvignon Blanc to Cabernet Sauvignon with most being offered by the glass.’
      • ‘A fascinating part of the tour was to taste vintage 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot maturing in two types of French oak, as well as American and Bulgarian.’
      • ‘Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon practically always need, at a bare minimum, 3-5 years of cellaring.’
      • ‘Also, the reds are not short of adventurous alternatives to the obvious Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir.’
      • ‘Along the road are a handful of small wineries with tasting rooms offering Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and some older varieties such as Carignane and Barbera.’
      • ‘The 24 California red wines we sampled ranged from soft, mellow Merlots to full-bodied, tannic (puckery and slightly astringent) Cabernet Sauvignons.’
      • ‘Unlike many inexpensive Cabernet Sauvignons, this one tastes like a straightforward Cab.’
      • ‘But as more wineries and tasting rooms open here, there's more opportunity to sample locally produced Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, Pinot Blancs, and Cabernet Sauvignons.’
      • ‘On tour around the country, we had cause to sample Chardonnay, Muscat, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from this producer and we enjoyed them all.’
      • ‘The dazzling manmade cave here has an indoor stream, a waterfall, and giant crystals (including a 5-foot amethyst from Brazil), and there are $75 Cabernet Sauvignons to taste.’
      • ‘Among Californian wines there are good Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir.’
      • ‘Steer clear of excessively tannic reds, such as Cabernet Sauvignons.’
      • ‘So if you find Pinot Noir a bit light and Cabernet Sauvignon a little too tannic and dry, Syrah along with Merlot is emerging as a very successful alternative New Zealand red wine style.’

Origin

French.

Pronunciation

Cabernet Sauvignon

/ˈsəʊvɪnjɒ̃/