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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  • Chateau Bonnet Bordeaux Rouge 2014


    The Bonnet Rouge (Lurton stable, as Hugh Johnson might put it) is a very decent, mass produced Bordeaux A. C. - there is spicy blackberry and perhaps sweet plum on the nose, and following entry, the wine has sweet cherry, cedar plank and mild lignin (oak). Rich and quite satisfying for regular A. C. - one of the best for the price, methinks. Ig... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Ck Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon 2016


    It's a rare case I buy a big 1,5L bottle just to get stoned... and here we go: on one hand it's a disgusting sour smell, but wine seems to be very much drinkable on another hand. Basically you get what you pay for. 1 hour of decanting does the magic, but this still completely ruins the idea of getting drunk because wine is only 13,6% and decanti... Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS

  • I have just finished a bottle of Chateau Jordi of the small Moulis-en-Medoc ... consists of 73% merlot,25% cabernet sauvignon and 2% petit verdot. and spent time in oak barrels and is an estate with some very ol;d vines [over half being pre-war] It is another example of lovely wine from a 'petit chateau' in a less fashionable appellation in th... Read More

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  • Chateau Jordi Moulis-En-Medoc 1989


    I bought two bottles of this wine for £20 from the website ... consists of ... consists of 73% merlot,25% cabernet sauvignon and 2% petit verdot.This is an estate of old vines,over half of them being pre-war,and where the wine spends time in oak barrels 50% new.I started my bottle last night with my beef stew.There is plenty of a fresh blackcu... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Groth Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Napa Valley 2013


    Very nice wine. Dark fruitcurrants, blueberry, black plum. Some roughness mid-palate that would suggest coffee or tobacco, but, certainly, none of those flavors. Nice, side-of-the-tongue acid tartness. Firm tannin, but, again, nothing to discourage one from drinking now. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Happy times.  The FedEx guy just visited and dropped off a lot of 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon. Myriad:   Napa Valley Napa Valley Three Twins Vineyard Napa Valley Stelzner Vineyard Napa Valley Long Pond Vineyard Quivet:  Napa Valley Napa Valley Kenefick Ranch Napa Valley Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard Napa Valley Pellet Vineyard Life is good. Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?

  • Of course, so much is dependent on your own tastes, interest in tradional ... ... Don Melchor is the flagship Cabernet Sauvignon, but pricey.  Wines vary from a few dollars to over 100 dollars US.Errazuriz.Good at all levels.Emiliana. Good at all levels.Santa Rita.  Again, large range with good Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon.T... Read More

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  • Myriad Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013


    Nice, mouth-filling wine. Lots of dark fruitblackberry, blueberry, sloe. Im definitely not getting the cassis that I see in a lot of Napa Cabs. A little jammy.. Very sedate tannin, in my opinion. Nice acidic piquancy subdues the jammy observation. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Domaine Bousquet Cabernet Sauvignon Tupungato Valley 2017


    Dusty red fruit aromas with chalky clay notes. A bit flabby on the palate with a dry finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Chateau Amour 2015


    Château Amour reveals elegance with a ruby red robe.Aromas of crystallized red fruits with hints of vanilla.Exceptional structure, nobility of finish. Irresistibly gourmand. Read More

    Wine review by dwl France

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

    Comment by 2122352Snoother 2122352 2122352 Snoother 2122352

  • 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.

    Comment by 1870458Snoother 1870458 1870458 Snoother 1870458

  • 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

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