Cabernet Sauvignon wine is often referred to as the 'king' of the reds. These wines are hearty plants and can grow in almost any region.
The popularity of growing these grapes means that you will find quite a bit of variance in quality and price. It's easy to find Cabs for $10 to $15. There are also quite a few that cost more than $100 a bottle.
You will find hundreds of regions listed on their labels. However, the best Cab wines are from the regions with a special mix of climate, soil and other environmental factors.
The picture above is a good example of the its vines. It shows two vines growing near Chateau Pontet Canet in the Medoc region of Bordeaux, France.
The true origin of this red was unknown for years. Many thought it was an older vine with a long history. In the mid 1990s, a team of DNA researchers found the real story behind Cabernet Sauvignon wine including detailed information about when and where this grape originated.
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This popular variety is a medium to full bodied type of red. It's popularity stems from the red berry fruits and hints of chocolate in both its flavors and aromas. It is easy to drink and pairs well with a number of common foods.
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As I mentioned above, you can find it in many red regions throughout the world. However, there are a few regions were it thrives. Discover the top five regions for Cabernet wines including helpful tips on what to look for on the label when buying from any of these red regions.
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Are you interested in trying a new Cabernet Sauvignon wine? A great place to start your search is online. Many online retailers discount wines to help make room for new vintages that are on their way. You can also find some highly rated wines -- 90+ points -- at or below $20 a bottle. It's a great way to sample several different Cabs to find your favorite.
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Both Sonoma County and Napa Valley produce some of the most popular Cabernet Sauvignon wines. With hundreds of wineries, how do you know which are the best? Uncover some of my favorite wineries from both regions.
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We all know this is one of the most popular red wines in the world. Can you guess the other ones on the list?
Learn about the other three wines that made it onto the most popular red wines list.
When do you need to decant your wines? What steps do you need to take to decant it? What about aerating it? You will often need to decant or aerate your Cabernet Sauvignon wine before you drink it. Find helpful tips to know when decanting is necessary and the steps to take when you do need to decant it.
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You will find hundreds of different glasses on the market today. So -- which one do you need for this variety?
One of the great things about this type is that you can easily enjoy it in a standard glass. These are easy to find and some of the least expensive glasses.
Riedel wine glasses are some of the best on the market. However, they are also a little more expensive. If you are just getting started, I recommend going with a basic set of glasses such as the Stolzle Classic 22-Ounce Red Glasses, Set of 4 or the Luigi Bormioli Atelier Wine Glasses, Set of 4. Both of these sets are great and work well with this wine and many other reds.
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