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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  • Louis M Martini Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley 2014


    Thick syrupy notes of black currant and blackberry preserves, some blueberry and a note of fresh hay and soft clay. On the palate this is dusty and tannic on entry, with some smoky black currant and baking spice notes on the mid palate, licorice root, burning heat, tart acidity and a lengthy cocoa finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Cornerstone Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2016


    Intriguing earthy complexity and dark cocoa notes with fresh cream, vanilla bean and blackberry preserves. Brooding and earthy palate of dark spice, chocolate and mixed berries with a core of red fruit that wells up from the center, delivering red currant and resinous tannins that finish creamy with good length. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • The history of Zinfandel in America can be traced back to Italian Immigrants ... ... Due to the popularity of Cabernet Sauvignon and the prices it can fetch there’s not nearly as much Zinfandel in California’s most famous wine growing region as there once was. However the old vines that do exist can produce excellent wines. Great Napa Valley Z... Read More

    From the article This is America's Most Versatile Wine Grape

  • Château Desmirail Margaux 1998


    I bought this bottle of wine for £23 from the website ... bottle consists of 70% cabernet sauvignon,29% merlot and 1% petit verdot and was aged in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my bacon pasta bake supper.It is a full bodied wine with a deep purple colour.There is a blackcurrant,bramble and blueberry style fruit with a suggest... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Girard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015


    No written review

    Wine review by gntop1

  • Sorry about the tardiness, all the spam is a pain.Anyway, had a couple over the ... Pfeffer is a cross between cabernet sauvignon and some other unknown grape. I was expecting a big spicy tannic cab like red to come out of the bottle, instead it was lighter in color more like a big pinot or even a nebbiolo.  This was a lovely, smooth red with s... Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...

  • Château de Tiregand Pécharmant 2014


    I bought this bottle of wine for £12 from a shop in London's Kensington ... ... consists of 54% merlot,23% cabernet sauvignon,18% cabernet franc and 5% malbec,and was aged in oak barrels for 12 months.I started the bottle last night with my supper of roast pork and I was impressed. It is a full-bodied wine with plenty of a blackcurrant,plum an... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Chateau Haut-Piquat Lussac Saint-Emilion 2011


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Charles Shaw Cabernet Sauvignon California 2014


    Worth every... of two dollars! Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS

  • Santa Rita 120 Reserva Especial Cabernet Sauvignon 2016


    Ok, a 6$ wine soled for 20$ in restaurant... Much greens in flavor!!! ...but it goes excellent with steamed veggies and beef mixed :) Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS

  • 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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