Cabernet Sauvignon

Species: Vitis Vinifera
Parentage: Cross between Cabernet franc & Sauvignon blanc
Aliases: Bouchet, Bouche, Petit-Bouchet, Petit-Cabernet, Petit-Vidure, Sauvignon Rouge, Bidure
Grape Color: Black
Regions: Bordeaux, Tuscany, Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Australia
Other important regions include Tuscany, Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Australia
Type(s) of Wine the Grape Produces:
Classified Bordeaux Estates, Californian cult wines

“King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Cabernet Sauvignon is wildly popular in wine regions throughout both the Old World and New World. Its most intimate roots trace back to the Bordeaux Wine Region in Southern France.

For an avid wine drinker, some major elements of the Cabernet Sauvignon are worth noting. The most distinctive element of Cabernet Sauvignon is its black currant aroma, which is present in all its wines worldwide.

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  • Atalon Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012


    Dark chocolate, blackberry and plum aromas are quite pronounced and elegant. Full and round in the mouth, slightly dusty with chewy tannins. Flavors are deep and rich, with blackberry, black current leading the way and mellowing into rich cocoa, coffee and molasses flavors. Finishes velvety and soft with a bit of a tannic bite. Read More

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  • OT - Why not try a few reds from a given region (Somona perhaps?) and look for ... a Zinfandel, a Merlot and a Cabernet Sauvigno Read More

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  • Yesterday I enjoyed a nice massage, followed by an excellent lunch at Seasons ... full glass of a red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendoza) to finish the meal.  As for food, I had the Artichoke / Goat Cheese flat bread and a lobster tail, followed by the Pecan Pie desert cup.  I was sitting next to their warm fire too so I was warm both insid... Read More

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  • I haven't decided yet, so maybe I'll let my sweetie pick a nice one ... we decided to drink a Repris Cabernet Sauvignon on Superbowl Sunda Read More

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  • After much agony and discernment, I have chosen the official wine for my Super Bowl party this year. Over the 9 years I've hosted this event, it is probably the least exotic selection, not to mention least expensive.  Given the fact chili is the main dish (oh please, don't turn your nose. After all, we're American pigskin fans, not Bolsheviks), ... Read More

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  • AbbeyVille North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


    I'm usually more of a pinot drinker, but this cab caught me by surprise. Full-bodied, great finish, medium tannins. Read More

    Wine review by alex7ktrc

  • Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 9 2012


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    Wine review by Jessica Wang

  • We all know where most of America will be on Super Bowl Sunday, watching the ... of Zinfandel, South American Cabernet Sauvignon or Malbec. Italian Sausage and Grapes on a StickMakes 8 (recipe can easily be doubled) 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil4 sweet Italian sausages2 cups seedless red or green grapes Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan... Read More

    From the article Super Bowl Sunday Kitchen Counter Tailgate

  • Americans have a certain countess to thank for the recent inclusion of two ... ... of two ... wines – a Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, both from Lodi, California – draw inspiration from Lady Cora Crawley, the modern, American-born wife of British aristocrat Robert Crawley,” reporter Marc Bona wrote in a recent story on Acco... Read More

    From the article Lords and Ladies: Downton Abbey Adds American Offerings to Wine Line

  • Thanks for the comments regarding the aging of Pinot Noir from the west coast. ... to open this very nice 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon from Paradise Ridge (we no longer belong to their wine club sadly, but we had to cut back somewhere last year).  There is good fruit right out of the bottle and the taste is lovel Read More

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  • I have a 2006 Eaglehawk Cabernet Sauvignon. Is it OK to drink?

    Comment by 1566745Snoother 1566745 1566745 Snoother 1566745

  • Full-bodied, plummy, tart, and slightly tannin.

    Comment by 939533Bigfatwino 939533 Bigfatwino

  • how much does a 1.5L of brassfield cabernet sauvignon cost???

    Comment by 1466736mamscan 1466736 mamscan

  • What is it monetary value.

    Comment by 1442058Snoother 1442058 1442058 Snoother 1442058

  • Hello I have a Harvard business school class of 1988 graduate bottle of1985 Sonoma county Cabernet Sauvignon. Produced and bottle by glen Ellen winery and vineyards

    Comment by 1442058Snoother 1442058 1442058 Snoother 1442058

  • there are great tasting cabernet's from different regions that you can buy at the lowest prices I found on that are not in stores.

    Comment by 1397821wineplusjerky 1397821 wineplusjerky

  • Recently while in SanFrancisco we enjoyed Cedar Brook Cabernet Sauvignon. can you please tell me if this is available to purchase in australia?

    Comment by 1264574Deryn 1264574 Deryn

  • How ca we get it shipped to Illinois?

    Comment by 1112783lorendunkley 1112783 lorendunkley

  • a wonderfull mellow wine with no acidy after taste

    Comment by 1110919B EDWARDS 1110919 B EDWARDS

  • Thanks Don! Now I become baby for Cab club. Tell me more about great and reasonable Cabs for daily table.

    Comment by 375798hdkizw 375798 hdkizw

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