cabernet sauvignon

noun, often capitalized C&S
cab·​er·​net sau·​vi·​gnon | \ˌka-bər-ˈnā-sō-vē-ˈnyōⁿ \

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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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 Beckstoffer’s complex formula, Conaway writes, raises the price for his To Kalon cabernet sauvignon to $25,000 a ton for any vintner who asks $125 for each bottle bearing the vineyard name. Mike Dunne, sacbee, "Napa expert grim about the state and direction of the valley: ‘I don’t see any hope’ | The Sacramento Bee," 28 Feb. 2018 Finally, the lone Californian blend is a cabernet sauvignon from Paso Robles. Madison Roberts,, "Walmart Launches a New Line of Budget-Friendly Wines," 13 June 2018 Though cabernet sauvignon has had difficulty gaining traction in the Mother Lode, the couple’s vineyard consultant, Mitchell Klug of Napa Valley, was confident that the variety would do well given the site’s elevation, climate and soil. Mike Dunne, sacbee, "Let's take drive: Three wineries worth a visit in Amador County | The Sacramento Bee," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of cabernet sauvignon

1886, in the meaning defined above

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