cabernet sauvignon


often capitalized C&S
: 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 Or eliminate the base spirit — the Tinto de Negroni at Employees Only in Los Angeles cuts the base spirit entirely, pairing cabernet sauvignon with multiple bitter liqueurs. M. Carrie Allan, Washington Post, 19 Oct. 2023 In addition to chardonnay, Harden produces 19 different expressions of single-vineyard cabernet sauvignon from locations farmed with care to bottle the most authentic expressions of place. Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 6 Nov. 2023 This set features two red blends, a bottle of cabernet sauvignon, and a bottle of award-winning verdejo from La Mancha, Spain (one of Spain’s largest wine regions). Rachel Trujillo, Peoplemag, 6 Nov. 2023 For California grapes, Musto Wine Grapes in Hartford, Conn., charges $98 for 72 pounds of cabernet sauvignon from Lodi, Calif. Eric Asimov, New York Times, 19 Oct. 2023 And at the base of beautiful Howell Mountain, Amulet Estate offers private tours and tastings of their portfolio of singular chardonnays and vineyard-designate bottlings of 100% cabernet sauvignon. Nicole Kliest, Vogue, 5 Sep. 2023 Its wines — tempranillo, montepulciano, malbec, cabernet sauvignon — have racked up many an award. Teresa Gubbins, Dallas News, 13 Aug. 2023 Famed for its merlots and cabernet sauvignons, Bordeaux’s most prestigious wine appellations are characterized by their position on either the left or right banks—and among the most prominent are the Médoc and Saint-Émilion. Monica Mendal, Vogue, 19 Sep. 2023 Mendoza, Argentina, $20 Here’s a sturdy wine, thanks to 10 percent cabernet sauvignon in the blend. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 17 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History



First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cabernet sauvignon was in 1886

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“Cabernet sauvignon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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