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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  • Columbia Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2014

    Snoothrank:

    Chalky, dusty aromas of blackberry and black cherry. In the mouth this has pleasant spice and nice fruit flavors of black cherry, blackberry, nicely balanced with a touch of spice and a pleasantly tannic finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Claret Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    First day was a little rough. This then tasted like a traditional cab. Full black fruit, medium weight, pepper. Nothing special, nothing offensive. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • I had roast chicken last night and I started a bottle of L'Ardoise Domaine ... 90% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon and it was an absolutely lovely accompaniment.There is plenty of a blackcurrant,cherry and menthol style fruit with soft but structured tyannins.This is not the first cuvee I have had from this domaine and I was impresse Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Domaine des Rochelles Anjou l'Ardoise 2012

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £11 from the website www.houseoftownend.com. ... 90% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon.I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast chicken.There is plenty of a blackcurrant,cherry and menthol style fruit with soft but structured tannins.In short,this is a lovely wine that went well with the c... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • The Fedex man stopped by today - again:The 2014 Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Columbia Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2015

    Snoothrank:

    Dusty and dry but quite fruity aromas of plum, raisin and red currant. Nicely spiced and red fruited on the palate with raspberry, red currant and Bing cherry flavors with a touch of herb clinging to the edges and streaks of resinous tannin coming through on the chocolatey finish. 89 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Chateau Cissac Cru Bourgeois Haut-Medoc 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... My bottle consists of 75% cabernet sauvignon,20% merlot and 5% petit verdot and was aged in oak barrels.I started it last night with my supper of bacon and mushroom pasta bake. My initial impresion was how fresh and fruity it was [think blackcurrant and bramble] with a hint of coffee,smoke and l... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Murphy-Goode Dealer's Choice Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by gntop1


  • Tank Garage All Or Nothing Red Blend Napa 2015

    Snoothrank:

    Floral notes of crushed violet and allspice with juicy black currant. Full bodied and full fruited on the palate with notes of licorice, dark mixed berry and black cherry, some earth and a medicinal note riding alongside through to the lightly tannic finish. Bold and assertive with a driving herbal and fruit profile. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Lindemans Bin 45 Cabernet Sauvignon South Eastern Australia 2016

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    Benefit/Risk scenario, little benefit for little risk = tie game. Roy's wake on 5/6/2018. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • 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 www.wineplusjerky.com that are not in stores.

    Comment by 1397821wineplusjerky 1397821 wineplusjerky


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