Definition of Cabernet in English:


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‘Their use for such international varieties as Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc is also a recent phenomenon which has yielded both excellent results and some heavily over-oaked wines.’
  • ‘It's a youthful blend of mainly Tempranillo with a little Cabernet and Merlot.’
  • ‘The range includes tumblers specifically designed for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet and so on.’
  • ‘This applies to no more than a handful of wine styles: claret, red and white Burgundy, Rhône reds, Tuscan and Piedmontese reds, vintage port, vintage champagne, a few Spanish reds, Mosel Rieslings and Californian Cabernets.’
  • ‘Two of its prize-winning wines, the Semillon Chardonnay and the Shiraz Cabernet, have also come to town.’
  • ‘A good Aussie Shiraz is hard to beat for value and body, although our own Syrah (same grape, different name) from Hawke's Bay, plus a few of our own Merlots and Cabernets are worth considering.’
  • ‘And there's the Alexander Valley, 16,000 vineyard acres focused primarily on Cabernet, Merlot and Chardonnay.’
  • ‘Other wines include Merlot, Cabernet and a late harvest Chardonnay.’
  • ‘Clearly, students there are doing their homework, since this appellation, just 20 years old, is producing some outstanding wines: structured Cabernets and Merlots, crisp and interesting Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs.’
  • ‘But over-planted grapes such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet are set to continue the downslide as over 90,000 acres of vineyard have only just begun to come into production.’
  • ‘Prices for multi-purpose grapes have fallen sharply as Americans have shifted to varietal wines made from Merlot, Cabernet, Zinfandel, or Chardonnay grapes.’
  • ‘As the glasses clinked and the people chatted about cheeky Cabernets and perfect pinotages, representatives of the wine producers waited anxiously to be put to the test.’
  • ‘Bunches of fat Cabernet and Merlot grapes hang on the vines, spread over 9.5 hectares around the château.’
  • ‘So, strictly speaking, the only wines that need to be decanted are those with some sediment - older reds that were deeply colored when they were young: Cabernets and Merlots, for example, or vintage Ports.’
  • ‘And while the options for red wine might once have ranged from Bordeaux to Burgundy, wine stores now stock Cabernets and Pinot Noirs from a dozen different countries in just as many styles.’
  • ‘Red varieties take up just l5 per cent of South Africa's vineyards - an astonishing figure for a country that is making its reputation abroad at least as much on its Cabernets, Pinotages and occasional Pinot Noirs as on it Chardonnays.’
  • ‘Or when they want to start with, say, a Chardonnay, then switch to a Cabernet with the meal.’
  • ‘A point in case is that Romanian Cabernets and Pinot Noirs are now made clean, distinct and non-overweight.’
  • ‘While one wine aficionado may prefer a Chardonnay to a Cabernet, some art collectors may prefer different interpretations of wine art.’
  • ‘Know the difference between a Cabernet and a Chardonnay.’



/ˌkabərˈnā/ /ˌkæbərˈneɪ/