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Cabernet Sauvignon

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Hearty and full-flavored, Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world’s most popular wine, due to its power and richly textured fruit.  

Native to the Bordeaux region of southwestern France, it now plays a major role in many of the world’s wine-producing regions.

Flavor Descriptors

Generally full-flavored and richly textured, it typically offers dark berry, blackcurrant and plum fruit flavors, mild green pepper, spice and herb aromatics, and often a vanilla-tinged oakiness from barrel aging.

Food Pairings

All Styles

Steaks, chops and other beef dishes from hamburgers to hearty pot roast

French (Bordeaux)

Beef, lamb, or game in savory dishes or with herb or mushroom sauces

Australian

Rich, spicy tomato-based sauces such as barbecue ribs, burgers and fries, or Mexican tacos and salsa   

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