cabernet sauvignon

noun, often capitalized C&S
cab·​er·​net sau·​vi·​gnon | \ 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

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The first bottle, the more casual No Fine Print, is an easygoing cabernet sauvignon. Joseph Hernandez,, "Chance the Rapper and Skrillex's managers team with top sommelier for new wines," 14 Feb. 2018 Today, the vineyard produces everything from cabernet sauvignon to chenin blanc on the 500-acre site. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why China Should Be Your Next Wine Destination," 11 Sep. 2018 Of the 10 cabernet sauvignons our panel judged at the El Dorado County Fair commercial wine competition, this was the most complex, herbal and spicy. Mike Dunne, sacbee, "This year's best local wine you can (mostly) get for under $20," 20 June 2018 One hundred percent of proceeds from their boutique cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay go to breast cancer research via Kerr’s Birdies for Breast Cancer nonprofit. Fox News, "Best wines for a cause," 9 Oct. 2015 Our informal tasters enjoyed the intensely flavored sorbets: limoncello with limoncello liqueur, margarita with tequila, strawberry with sparkling wine and blackberry with cabernet sauvignon. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "What Happens in Vegas Doesn’t Always Stay There," 25 June 2018 Grape varieties in this section move beyond common varieties like cabernet sauvignon. Joseph Hernandez,, "Just Opened: Aba bringing meat-heavy menu and lots of dips to Fulton Market," 13 June 2018 For an introductory red from Bergerac, Total Wine also stocks the Chateau Belingard 2015 Rouge ($11), a blend of merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Mike Dunne, sacbee, "A French wine mystery: Where's the Bergerac?," 6 June 2018 These aren’t your common chardonnays, merlots or cabernet sauvignons. Emily Spicer, San Antonio Express-News, "The top 10 Hill Country Wineries," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of cabernet sauvignon

1886, in the meaning defined above

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