Drinking and Pairing Cabernet Sauvignon with Food

Cabernet Sauvignon is a deeply colored red grape variety with black currant, cedar, and occasional mint aromas. It is found in nearly every major wine-growing region in the world. Cabernet Sauvignon is the main grape used in the great left-bank red wines of Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon is also an important component of Italy's highly collectible "Super Tuscans," as well as some of California's prized red wines. The wines are highly complex, full-bodied, high in tannins, and high in acid, making them excellent candidates for cellaring.

The tannins and acidity of Cabernet Sauvignon make it a classic with red meat, especially when grilled and served with bitter vegetables, such as broccoli rabe or escarole. Cabernet Sauvignon can easily overpower lighter fare, so be sure to take the weight of the dish into consideration.

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Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with:

Beef

Olives

Calif./Mediterr. cuisine

Foods cooked via Grill

Fatty dishes

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