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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  • Chateau Lamartine Cotes de Castillon 2004

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine for £7 from the website ... consists of 80% merlot,10% cabernet sauvignon,5% cabernet franc and 5% malbec and was aged in cement vats.I started the bottle last night with my supper of roast lamb. There is plenty of a blackcurrant,plum and cherry style fruit with a hint of smoke or cigar box and soft but structured t... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau Amour 2010

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    16.5 Jancis Robinson - 89/100 Wine Enthusiast- Golden medal Gilbert & Gaillard - Golden medal Sakura Japan Awards - "Commended" Decanter - Silver medal Bordeaux Competition.... Read More

    Wine review by dwl France


  • Willow Springs Columbia Valley Washington 'Winemakers Reseve' Red 2016

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    it should be required that all varieties used in a blend be named! this wine seemed smooth because the "varieties" helped ease the complexity of a cab-Sauv . Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Dominant Seven Red 2013

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    Needed more depth. No headache. Relatively good for price. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2014

    Snoothrank:

    Warm and heady aromas of blackberry and black currant. Smooth and juicy on the palate with notes of dark black currant and black cherry, this does a good job of showcasing the fruit, presenting a fresh palate through to a creamy finish with medium firm tannins. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • St. Supery Cabernet Sauvignon Dollarhide Elevation 2010

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    Dark maroon in the glass. Nose of dark fruit with a touch of alcohol. Again, dark fruit on the tip of the tonguecassis, blueberry. Nice, full-bodied wine, Tannins are quite resolved. I think this wine is in a good place, right now, but if anybody wants to let theirs rest for a few more years, I think there would be no harm. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • I spent my first afternoon in Pfalz strolling through the quaint village of ... of ... Blanc, a crossing of Cabernet Sauvignon with a hybrid grape that tastes similar to Sauvignon Blanc with a Riesling texture. Highly recommend seeking out Georg Mosbacher wines.Weingut PfeffingenWhile in Pfalz I attended my first Hoffest at Weingut Pfeffingen... Read More

    From the article The Must-Visit Wine Region Full of Surprises


  • Ervideira Lusitano Selecao 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £6 from a shop in Calais.It is from the ... ... in Spain] trincadeira, and cabernet sauvignon though I do not know in what proportions and spent 4 months in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my supper of beef stew. It is a full bodied wine with a nice deep red colour.There is plenty of a blackcur... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • As a long-time resident of Philadelphia, trips to “Wine Country” for me consisted of a lengthy flight, usually in the neighborhood of 6-7 hours. I would either head west, to one of the many regions in California, Oregon, or Washington. Or, I would fly east, heading across the Atlantic to one of the countless wine regions in Europe.It was not unt... Read More

    From the article This world-class wine region was in my backyard.


  • Brancaia Tre Rosso Tuscany 2014

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    Cherry, strawberry and red currant aromas with chalky earth notes. Fresh and fruity, with full acidity and plummy, strawberry notes and a warm finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 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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