< 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 (Source:

Definitions of Cabernet



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

Example sentences for Cabernet

  1. A Chateau Vancouver 2020 cabernet might well make the earth move.
  2. The cabernet sauvignon will be available for purchase in October.
  3. The Wine Institute in California reports that the average price of a bottle of Cabernet on a wine list last year was over $86.
  4. Cabernet is going to be overpriced, no matter where it's grown.
  5. Why, you ask, does the Insignia cost four times as much as the Cabernet?
  6. This method is used successfully for certain wine grapes such as Riesling, Cabernet, and Semillon.

Related words & Synonyms

merlot, burgundy, claret, pinot, shiraz

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