cabernet sauvignon

noun, often capitalized C&S
cab·​er·​net sau·​vi·​gnon | \ ˌka-bər-ˈnā-sō-vin-ˈyän How to pronounce cabernet sauvignon (audio) , ˌka-bər-ˈnā-sō-vē-ˈnyōⁿ How to pronounce cabernet sauvignon (audio) \

Definition of cabernet sauvignon

: a dry red wine made from a single widely cultivated variety of black grape

called also cabernet

Examples of cabernet sauvignon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first wine, called Bin 600, is a blend of cabernet sauvignon from Napa and shiraz (syrah) from Paso Robles. Washington Post, "An iconic wine label is blending Aussie and American wines — and it’s working," 26 Mar. 2021 This latest entry in the Collaborative Series is a truly excellent effort, a 10-year-old Tennessee whiskey that was finished for 18 months in Phifer Pavitt California cabernet sauvignon barrels. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, "The 11 Best Cask-Finished American Whiskeys to Drink Right Now," 23 Mar. 2021 The brand offers a sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon and red blend. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Snoop Dogg, Post Malone & More Musician-Owned Wines You Need to Try," 17 Mar. 2021 Less Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon will likely emerge from the 2020 harvest, says Neil Kaplan, an attorney and managing partner of Cork Counsel, which handles wine appraisals and other services for wine collectors. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, "Where there's smoke, there's wine concerns. Wine supply — and prices — could be affected by wildfire smoke," 15 Oct. 2020 Nearly 200 wineries are spread along the valley's sub regions, each with distinct climate and soil conditions, producing sauvignon blanc, pinot gris, chardonnay, and riesling as well as pinot noir, syrah, cabernet sauvignon, and merlot. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "COVID Grounded This Airline Pilot — so He's Using His Sommelier Skills to Host Virtual Wine Tastings," 26 Mar. 2021 The brand offers a pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, red blend, Chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and rosé. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Snoop Dogg, Post Malone & More Musician-Owned Wines You Need to Try," 17 Mar. 2021 The reds, all made largely or entirely from cabernet sauvignon, included six from California and four from Bordeaux. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "Steven Spurrier, Who Upended Wine World With a Tasting, Dies at 79," 16 Mar. 2021 Made of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, and zinfandel, this is the signature bottle from a popular and thriving vineyard. Anthony Marcusa,, "The best cheap wines," 10 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of cabernet sauvignon

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cabernet sauvignon was in 1886

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14 Apr 2021

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