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 leak of 97,000 gallons of cabernet sauvignon at the Rodney Strong Vineyards in Healdsburg was so large that the wine could have filled half a million bottles. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "Almost 100,000 gallons of cabernet sauvignon spills from California winery," 25 Jan. 2020 Tens of thousands of gallons of fresh cabernet sauvignon wine poured into the Russian River in Sonoma County on Wednesday. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, "Nearly 100,000 gallons of red wine spills into California river," 24 Jan. 2020 Other selections include an outstanding Côtes du Rhône and a delicious cabernet sauvignon from Washington State’s Columbia Valley. Washington Post, "For less than $17, this juicy red wine will take you to Rhone — and back," 24 Jan. 2020 This is an admirable substitute for those who prefer California cabernet sauvignon. James Tidwell, Dallas News, "Sommelier says: 6 Southern Italian wines to try at new Dallas pizza spot," 7 Jan. 2020 But the valley also extends southward to the U.S. border with eastern Washington state, where, in dry, desert conditions, cabernet sauvignon and syrah thrive. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "Fall harvest is the best time to visit wine country. Here are 4 places to get you started," 6 Sep. 2019 Winemakers in the far-western region of Margaret River are redefining Australian cabernet sauvignon. Bruce Schoenfeld, Saveur, "Australia: The Wine Destination of the Year," 2 Sep. 2015 The Hall Rutherford wine caves in the hills of California's Napa Valley boast a chandelier with 1,500 Swarovski crystals, an onyx banquet table to reflect its luminescence and bottles of cabernet sauvignon that sell for as much as $900. NBC News, "'Wine cave': Inside Buttigieg's high-priced underground fundraiser," 20 Dec. 2019 The 2017 vintage from Domaine de Long Dai is a blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and marselan grapes. New York Times, "A French Wine From China? This $300 Bottle Is the Real Thing," 25 Oct. 2019

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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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3 Feb 2020

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“Cabernet sauvignon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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