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 biggest draw of the region is old vine zin, but the 550,000-acre American Viticultural Area or AVA is also awash in chardonnay, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc. Nora Heston Tarte, The Mercury News, "California wine country: 4 great Lodi wineries," 6 June 2019 Menachem Livni now produces cabernet sauvignon at his winery in the settlement of Kiryat Arba next to Hebron. Raja Shehadeh, The New York Review of Books, "Bearing Witness in the West Bank," 7 Mar. 2019 In Bordeaux, the more tannic cabernet sauvignon could be just the thing to give spine to the often soft merlot. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "Don’t Judge a Wine by the Grape on Its Label," 1 Feb. 2018 The deal: The dinner special includes a bottle of Ross Andrew’s cabernet sauvignon or pinot gris. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Upscale Dining Deals: Dinner for 2 and a bottle of wine for $45 at the Four Seasons," 26 Mar. 2019 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

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First Known Use of cabernet sauvignon

1886, in the meaning defined above

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