Definition of Cabernet Sauvignon in US English:

Cabernet Sauvignon


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

    • ‘On 15 acres, they have seven Bourdeaux varietals, including Merlots, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.’
    • ‘Such French vine varieties as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and some Pinot Noir were planted.’
    • ‘Because of its location and aspect, Romania has been very successful with these foreign varieties, most notably Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The seemingly unstoppable advance of the holy trinity of international grapes - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay - was blocked at the country's borders.’
    • ‘Pinot Noir is the most planted red grape variety with Cabernet Sauvignon second.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Close to half of all the grapes planted are Cabernet Sauvignon, but white and different red varieties are also accounted for.’
    • ‘Certain words are commonly associated with certain grape varieties, such as cassis and Cabernet Sauvignon, gooseberries and Sauvignon Blanc, or butter and Chardonnay.’
    • ‘In 1974, he planted famous varietals like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.’
    • ‘They cover all the main grape varieties, including Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.’
    • ‘Fifteen more wines were sampled by the budding oenologists to encompass the two main varietals Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It also does well with most of the other familiar grape varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Riesling.’
    • ‘The vines are Sauvignon and Semillon for the sweet wine and Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot for the AC Bordeaux.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 A red wine made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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 24 California red wines we sampled ranged from soft, mellow Merlots to full-bodied, tannic (puckery and slightly astringent) 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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘In Napa for example, the best wines are generally thought to be Cabernet Sauvignons.’
      • ‘Also, the reds are not short of adventurous alternatives to the obvious Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir.’
      • ‘Unlike many inexpensive Cabernet Sauvignons, this one tastes like a straightforward Cab.’
      • ‘Among Californian wines there are good Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Steer clear of excessively tannic reds, such as Cabernet Sauvignons.’
      • ‘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.’




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