As segue after dinner and before a lighter dessert a chocolate truffle or other intense chocolate paired with the Cabernet Sauvignon (if served with the entrée course) provides the opportunity to savor the Cabernet in a juxtaposition that amazes the palate!


Bittersweet and semi-sweet chocolate desserts are the most popular pairings with Cabernet. Chocolate truffles, chocolate petits fours, flourless chocolate torte, and, for whimsy, chocolate cupcakes pair robustly with Cabernet. Truffle fillings such as cherry, cassis, port or nuts can complement key facets of the Cabernet's character.


Complexity of the Cabernet and chocolate combination is enhances with dark fruit elements such as black cherries supporting the fruit forward elements of the Cabernet, and toasted walnuts emphasizing the toasted oak elements of the Cabernet.


Bridge the flavor to the wine with dark fruit elements such as black cherry filling, or dark fruit coulis (puréed sauce) on the plate, and toasted nut elements as a bridge to toasted oak.


Cabernet Sauvignon & Dessert