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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  • It's hard to find Apsara in a retail store, Al.  I'm expecting a ... the release of their latest Cabernet Sauvignon--September, I think.  When I respond to that, I'll also pick up more SB.  If no more is left, then I'll just miss out.McCormick & Schmick is pretty reliable. Oysters are always good, there.  I think Sandra chose better than you. ... Read More

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  • Wine myths are often unspoken but incredibly pervasive. Their looming presence ... ... $10 price tag is the Cabernet Sauvignon from Los Vascos winery, located in the Colchagua Valley region of Chile. Ruby color in the glass, this Cab offers notes of raspberries, licorice and thyme around a plum core with pepper on the edges. Firm tannins and ... Read More

    From the article Wine Myths: Debunked


  • Kimbao Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    An Angel winery that knows how to do it. This is another great Kimbao vintage and I will be following up with more. Read More

    Wine review by anstett


  • Rockpile Winery Zinfandel Rockpile Jack's Cabin 2011

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    More of a fruity nose than Im used to for a Zinfandel. On the tongue, though, ... ... normally associate with Cabernet Sauvignon on the rear palate. Not terribly full-bodied. Fairly light on tannin. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Columbia Valley, Columbia Gorge, and Walla Walla Valley: a triumvirate of ... ... of ... Hills Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon ($45)The Seven Hills Vineyard was planted in Walla Walla Valley in 1980. Rosemary, sage and black raspberry aromas are prominent. A deluge of black cherry flavors lead the palate alongside bits of toast and vanilla. Ro... Read More

    From the article Washington & Oregon Wines Tread the Line


  • The Inaugural R Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • Forget the hyphens.  Let's go back to hype.  I know, it's ... ... easygoing, well-endowed Cabernet Sauvignon should drink well for 8-10 years.He really said that about a wine from Signorello.  Well-endowed?  I mean, sure, it can be used in other contexts and maybe I just have a dirty mind, but really?Next rant is going to be on the "purity" a... Read More

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  • Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe TastingWhen: July 24Where: Pierre Loti ... ... ... (which focus heavily on Cabernet Sauvignon), Saint- Émilion wines are predominantly made from Merlot and Cabernet Franc, which benefit from the clay- and chalk-rich soils. Merlot makes up the majority (about 65%) of vines planted around Saint-Emilion, and contin... Read More

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  • Hess Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    Fairly oaky nose. Candy sweet on introductionblackberry, big time. Some dark plum hints. Some earthiness. Very sedate tannin, although it does pop up on the rear palate. Quite a short finish. The candied fruit on entry discourages me from going back for more of this one. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • A good Cabernet Sauvignon will make anyone's day a better one.  We are drinking a 2012 Repris Zinfandel tonight after watching the grandkids for 3 hours. Read More

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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.

    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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