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.

noun (sometimes not capitals)

  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

family of grapes, or wine made from them, 1833, from French. Supposedly the best of them, cabernet sauvignon is attested in English from 1846.

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