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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  • Chalkboard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    Plumb and black fruit, spice finish, lasted 2 days with character in the fridge. Would buy again. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Chateau Haut Rian Bordeaux Rose 2016

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington ... consists of 60% cabernet sauvignon,25% merlot and 15% cabernet franc. I started the bottle last night with my supper of fish cakes and salad.It is a dry,but not bone-dry wine with plenty of a strawberry,cranberry and redcurrant style fruit.It was refreshing and went well with t... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • As the world’s winemakers look to single vineyard wines to mark them out ... is an attractive blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Tempranillo.    From Jerez we drove east across the mountains to Ronda, the incredible white walled town that straddles its famous deep rock gorge; the wines from the region surprised me bigtime. After a ... Read More

    From the article Spanish Wines Get Specific


  • Trium Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • Château le Boscq Cru Bourgeois Saint-Estèphe 1990

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the website ... consists of 56% merlot,35% cabernet sauvignon,7% petit verdot and 2% cabernet franc and was aged in oak barrels.I started the bottle last night with my supper of roast pork.There is plenty of a blackcurrant,plum and cherry style fruit with a hint of vanilla. The tannins were very soft an... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • My WTSO order arrived at UPS today (2013 Ross Andrew Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve), and I wasted no time in picking it up.  There was no ice pack in the 4-bottle carton though, and the wine was about room temperature when I opened the box at home.  A little angel on my shoulder, who was shouting in my ear to open one bottle, got the better ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • There are lots of wine brands out there, but only some can be called iconic. ... Merlot, thirty-two percent Cabernet Sauvignon, and eight percent Cabernet Franc to achieve perfect pitch. This was wine writer Jeff Burrows’ top pick of the evening. New Zealand’s cool climate allows for a “sexy and elegant interpretation of Merlot and Cabernet”, ... Read More

    From the article What it means to be a wine icon.


  • Well, I'm still awake and posting to this forum tonight.  Thing is, I ... I ... you think a nice Napa Cabernet Sauvignon would be the ticket?  Yes?  I agree.  This 2009 Audelssa Cabernet Sauvignon hits the spo Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Villa Maria Marlborough Lightly Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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    For a wine lover, there is nothing like lining up a group of wines from one ... Selection Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Garnet in color with intense aromas of blackberry, ripe black plum, and cedar. Full bodied across the palate with powerful, yet elegant tannins. Bold flavors of lush blackberries, juicy plum, olive, and fresh spices. ... Read More

    Wine review by WineSplash


  • RC - The Cono Sur Chardonnay was decent.  That was Sandra's glass, so ... tanic nature comes from the Cabernet Sauvignon blended in there with the Tempranillo, plus the barrel aging.On Sunday, even though this is the weekday topic, we popped the cork on this Muse blend from Virginia.  We had visited this winery in 2016 and this was their top w... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines - Post Pictures...


  • 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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