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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  • Caronne St. Gemme Haut-Medoc 2009

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the www.bidforwine.co.uk website. ... estate and consists of 65% cabernet sauvignon,30% merlot and 5% petit verdot. It was aged in oak barrels. I started the bottle last night with my supper of chicken salad.It is certainly a fresh and fruity wine.[think blackcurrant,brambles and blackberry] with a hin... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Rivers Marie Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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    Big floral and dark fruit nose. Opaque red plum color, Dark fruit on the tip of the tongue--blackberry, blueberry, currant, A hint of cola, but only a hint. Some slate around the edges of the tongue, Something of a cocoa thing under the rear palate. Great tannin and acid provide sturdy structure. A big, but smooth, mouthfeel. Enjoyable n... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Domaine du Verdier Cotes de Duras Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Chateau Leon Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux 1997

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the www.cellartrade.co.uk website for ... consists of 70% merlot.20% cabernet sauvignon and 10% cabernet franc. I started my bottle last night with my supper of lamb steaks and I did enjoy it.There was plenty of a blackcurrant and plum style fruit with a suggestion of vanilla and some soft and subtle ta... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Bodega Alvear Palacio Quemado Crianza Vinedos Propios Ribera del Guadiana 2017

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Barnett Vineyards Spring Mountain District Merlot 2013

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    Beautiful opaque purple in the class. Brooding dark nose. On the tongue, my ... ... it is almost like a mini Cabernet Sauvigno Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Shotfire Barossa Quartage 2007 2007

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    2007 vintage...enjoying Oct 2020Pours a cranberry color with Earthy rustic brownish tones and has silky thick legs that run down the inside of my wineglass. The aromas are of smooth cranberry, blackberry, cherry and peppery spices, with a background of cedar and spearmint freshness. Flavors follow suit, with balanced dark berry and fruit....cu... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Leogate Estate Central Ranges Australia 'The Gatecrasher' Balmain 2015

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    sometimes to much is not a good thing. This blend may be too ambitious! It crossed the palate rudely than became sanguine. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Lagar de Codegua Alto Cachapoal Chile Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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    while it was drinkable the blended varieties did not mellow the cab-saub Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Le Bailly de Camensac Haut-Medoc 2006

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    I boughjt two bottles of this wine for £18 on the www.cellartrade.co.uk ... ... ... of 50% merlot and 50% cabernet sauvignon.It is made from the estate's younger vines and was aged in stainless steel vats rather than the oak barrels of the grande wine.The name of this cuvee was later changed to 'Le Closerie de Camensac' and more recently to'L... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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  • Hi I found a bottle of Cabarnet Sauvignon 1994 is it good to taste it ?

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  • I have A january 1979 0704 K bottle for sale call or text interest at 770-243-3810

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  • 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.

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  • I have a 1987 cabernet sauvignon want to know if someone would be interested in buying it good condition.

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