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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  • Well...damn my eyes!!! I kinda thought something was odd, but this just is worse if it is as DMCKER thinks.  That's why I asked the question - to see if he'd trap himself.  JD - Your right.  OT - Thanks. Guess I should have known better. Read More

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  • These efforts by Keenan are such a joke. Too bad because they seem to make good wines. Read More

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  • Rckr, "he"'s (it's) been around for awhile but is most likely a bot that posts regurgitated text segments on a number of wineries/regions/subjects. Has never responded. Not sure I understand the policy and practice but we can assume he/she/it's serving some misguided purpose. Certainly misguided if they think this will somehow increase cross-lin... Read More

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  • The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is composed primarily of grapes grown on Keenan’s Spring Mountain District Estate; the remainder of the fruit was harvested from Pope Valley, a grape growing region located in the eastern portion of Napa.Keenan’s Estate Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were harvested beginning on October 1st, with the final lot being picked ... Read More

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  • Yesterday we conducted another wine tasting party at our friends Sally & ... ... up with eight bottles; a Cabernet Sauvignon, two Viogniers, a Riesling, a Pinot Grigio, a Norton, a Cabernet Franc, and a Merlot / Cabernet Franc blend.  The favorite of the group was our 2012 Glen Manor T. Ruth - the Merlot / Cabernet Franc red blend.  We brought... Read More

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  • Perez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2012

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    Wine review by gmb468


  • Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Tapestry 2012

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    Wine review by XZYMURGIST


  • Carmen Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva 2012

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    This was a bit dry for my taste. Well balanced and I can understand why it was well rated, but I was not in love. Nicely blended red and black fruit. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • 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?

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  • 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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