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 These range from the Sonoma County classics of chardonnay and pinot noir, to cabernet sauvignon, zinfandel, and more unusual varietals such as sangiovese, petite verdot and cabernet franc. Liz Thach, Forbes, 4 May 2022 This blend is also based on merlot, with some cabernet sauvignon and a soupçon of cabernet franc. Washington Post, 3 Sep. 2021 The vineyards on the Calistoga property, on Diamond Mountain, are now producing cabernet sauvignon under the J. Davies label. Washington Post, 17 Feb. 2022 The winery was able to salvage at least half of its grape production for its 2017 Indaco, a blend of cabernet sauvignon, malbec, and merlot. Rachel King, Fortune, 13 Feb. 2022 Two wines from the region, a Chateau Montelena chardonnay and a Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars cabernet sauvignon, won the event’s top honors. Monica Prelle, Outside Online, 17 Jan. 2022 Wines in the program will run the gamut from traditional varietals such as chardonnay, riesling, merlot, and cabernet sauvignon to country muscadine and fruit wines --watermelon, peach, apple, blueberry, skeeter pee, a lemon wine. al, 7 Mar. 2022 There can’t be much tocai or ribolla in Napa Valley, where cabernet sauvignon is king. Washington Post, 24 Feb. 2022 La Residence, South Africa Sneak away to La Residence in South Africa, located in the midst of cabernet sauvignon and shiraz vineyards bordering abundant olive groves and plum orchards. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 22 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cabernet sauvignon

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cabernet sauvignon


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The first known use of cabernet sauvignon was in 1886

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8 May 2022

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“Cabernet sauvignon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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