Cabernet Sauvignon is often blended with other reds such as Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Shiraz and other red wine in the Bordeaux Blend. The blending helps lower the tannin to balance flavors. Cabernets are aged in oak for at least 1-2 years.
- red meats such as lamb, veal shank, steak
- grilled foods because the grilling adds bitter components
- bitter foods like mustard greens, eggplant, endive, bitter pair well with the tannins
- thicker dishes such as rich stews or longer cooked meats
- dark chocolate
Blue-vein types cheese