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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  • Le Grand Chai Pomerol 2007

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from the website www.cellartrade.co.uk. Pomerol is an appellation created in 1936, although winemaking here goes back to at least medieval times,for red wines from the small commune of that name near the town of Libourne on the right bank in the Bordeaux region.My bottle consists of 80% merlot and 10% each of... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Elementary Cellars Volume I Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012

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    Light black fruit, but this is more an Old World wine that a New World fruit forward wine. Some spices and foliage sensations mid- to rear palate. Tannin is completely resolved. If you got 'em. drink 'em. I don't think this wine is falling over the cliff, but I don't thing that additional cellarage is going to yield commensurate benefit. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Clos Mogador VI de Finca Qualificada Priorat 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Frescobaldi Nipozzano Rufina Riserva DOCG 2015

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    A very fine and soft Chianti that is just so smooth that this it what overtakes your palate and you obsess about nothing less Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Chateau de Camblanc Medoc 2009

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £5 from the www.cellartrade ... of 55% merlot and 45% cabernet sauvignon.I started it last night with my supper of baked chicken breast.This is a fresh and fruity wine with flavours of plum and blackcurrant and just a hint of smoke or coffee. There is good structure but soft,smooth and unobtrusive tannins. In sh... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Muckraker Red Field Blend NV

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    Pours a thin rust hued cherry color and shows good clarity...after some careful swirling there are many slender legs that form before quickly devolving back into the juice. Aromas that fringe on blueberry, dark cherry, blackberry and slightly alcoholic overtones....it does need a few minutes to mellow. Flavors are quite nice, showing lots of v... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Ravage Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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    This Cab pours an inky dark cherry color...almost black....even stains the inside of the glass if you can believe it! Rich and dark looking for sure.....the aromas are juicy, jammy fruits such as black berry, cherry, currant etc. and slightly boozy initially but smooths out on the nostrils as it warms. Flavors that are semi sweet, fruit forwar... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Château Belgrave 2014

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    Midnight black in the glass, the 2014 Belgrave evinces blackberry and plum on ... warmth and oak. Balanced. Cabernet Sauvignon driven. Modern in style, with a medium-long finish topped with cola notes. Good claret. 9 Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • I agree.  I was able to find a Tedeschi Amarone 2013 for a recent virtual ... ... to, or even surpasses, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese (Brunello), Merlot or Syrah on almost any style.  In other words, it is one of the very best, and its tannic structure seems to need the most aging.  If I drink Italian these days, unless I had the forward th... Read More

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  • Black's Station Red Blend Yolo County 2016

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    Cork in Cap 04/2020. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


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  • Hi I found a bottle of Cabarnet Sauvignon 1994 is it good to taste it ?

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  • I have A january 1979 0704 K bottle for sale call or text interest at 770-243-3810

    Comment by 1974971Jeremy A Arp 1974971 Jeremy A Arp


  • I like wine that is dry, that tastes like dirt,minerals,tobacco,leather...what kind is that? I found a Scones Pitite Sarah and a Merlot that I liked while wine tasting...but when shopping I have no idea what I'm doing.

    Comment by 1066600Krowvitz 1066600 Krowvitz


  • I have a 1987 cabernet sauvignon want to know if someone would be interested in buying it good condition.

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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


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