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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Craig Donofrio is an Advanced Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers and has worked and consulted for some of the nation's top restaurants. He is chief food/wine photographer at Grapevine Studios (www.grapevinestudios.blogspot.com).

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  • Our Customers Have X Gossips Cabernet Sauvignon On Average Stars Based On 2009

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    The 2016 batch is fermenting in the bottle. Maybe th ewinemaker tried to release th ewine to soon but this has put me off Gossips for life Read More

    Wine review by Lommies


  • OK, since several people made some kind comments, I'll add this to my ... ... should be aware.  Their Cabernet Sauvignons and their Cabernet Francs all are usually from the estate vineyard and are "Spring Mountain District" AVA bottlings.Their Zinfandel is labeled "Napa Valley."  It is a blend of fruit sourced from the estate vineyard and some... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Played in our Fall Member-Guest golf tourney this weekend with my brother. We ... bottle of Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Don Melchor (I need to get the vintage and a pic). I haven't had very many Chilean cabs so wasn't sure what to expect. This was a PnP, so no surprise that the bottle seemed a bit tight at first but it was obvious that th... Read More

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  • Schroeder Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • Revelry Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2007

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    Lively oak bouquet Lovely taste Read More

    Wine review by martce


  • Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley 2009

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    purple hues. nose of tea, chocolate and orange peel. very rich and deep with chocolate and liquorice. very long finish. unique on its own Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon Branding Iron Vineyard 2013

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    deep purplish hue. sweet nose with cherries and plums. very sweet on palate with strong notes of prunes - slightly cloying... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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    dark garnet red. cool nose of cassis and mint. sweet, slightly savoury, with grassy herbs. long finish of cherries Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Some Young Punks Passion Has Red Lips 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by tjjm


  • The majority of wines on the market these days are meant to be consumed within ... ... of 1998 Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon I thought it was amazing in 2005 but the other less-than-optimized in 2015. I challenge myself to open up wines. Yes, there is more of that or another great wine if you open a special bottle. Trust your choice—and ... Read More

    From the article Your Guide to Aged Wines


  • 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

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  • there are great tasting cabernet's from different regions that you can buy at the lowest prices I found on www.wineplusjerky.com 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


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