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View synonyms for Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

[ kab-er-ney soh-vin-yohn; French ka-ber-ney soh-vee-nyawn ]

noun

  1. a premium red grape used in winemaking, especially in the Bordeaux region of France and in northern California.
  2. a dry red wine made from this grape.


Cabernet Sauvignon

/ kabɛrnɛ soviɲɔ̃; ˈkæbəneɪ ˈsəʊvɪnjɒn /

noun

  1. a black grape originally grown in the Bordeaux area of France, and now throughout the wine-producing world
  2. any of various red wines made from this grape


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Cabernet Sauvignon1

< French cabernet variety of red grape < Médoc dialect, also carbenet, carmenet; sauvignon, Middle French sarvinien name applied regionally to various grape varieties; both words of obscure origin

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Example Sentences

Much of eastern Washington has an arid, semi-desert environment that specializes in warm-climate wines like Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.

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The cabernet sauvignon will be available for purchase in October.

Choose carefully and this soft, plummy varietal can enthrall like a fine Cabernet Sauvignon.

To write this piece, I have uncorked a personal favorite, a 2002 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon from Joseph Phelps.

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