Cabernet Sauvignon is among the world’s most recognizable varieties of red wine grape. Although it is a fairly new variety of grape in that it was only discovered in the 17th century in France, Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are now grown all over the world, including France, Napa Valley, California, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and even Lebanon! The international recognition of Cabernet Sauvignon came from its use in mixed wines from Bordeaux, where they are often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc wines. Please check out our shop,we have some of the best red wine New York has to offer!
In the early 1990s, Cabernet Sauvignon ranked in the top 10 most grown grape in the world. By 2010, it actually became the world’s most popular grape variety. Currently there are more than 750,000 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon planted around the world, and has shown an explosion in popularity over the last few decades. Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are known to have an incredibly thick skin, making them perfect for multiple growing regions while having a delectable array of tasting notes.
Although it has somewhat been surpassed by Merlot since the 1980s, its classic profile including high tannin levels, a full-bodied flavor, affinity for oak, and a noticeable acidity — makes it a recognizable favorite wine that ages very well. Cabernet Sauvignon wines from cooler climates often have blackcurrant notes, while sweet red wine from moderate climates often come with cherry notes, and in hot climates, the wine can be quite jammy. When aged, the tannins in Cabernet Sauvignon soften and the subtle notes in the flavor profile become more noticeable.“The Cab” as many call it, is known for its dark color, full body taste, and a whopping alcohol content that’s usually over 13.5%. Due to the depth of its flavor, acidity, tannins, and aging — Cabernet Sauvignon is very easy to pair with food. Read below for some interesting pairings and come to our shop, we have some of the best red wine Manhattan has in the area!
Cabernet Sauvignon is one of those wines that can easily be enjoyed on its own or paired up with a ton of different food. It’s best paired with a red meat entrée, but can also go well with vegetables like portobello mushrooms and even certain cheeses. As for which cuts of steak are best for pairing with this wine, we would recommend something on the fattier side, but your favorite cut of steak will always work as well.