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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  • Caiti 2014


    Huge Burgundy coloration with purple/garnet hues. There is huge cherry aromas upon popping the cork and immediately after, this dissipated in favor of blueberry, blackberry, and plumy cherry. Flavors follow suit with a little more spice, albeit subtle, along with super berry flavor, vanilla bean, cocoa, and very mild caramel sweetness....aweso... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage

  • Santa are watching ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^RBA-At this price point you would get 2 of ... 2 of these or one Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Signature, this one is not ready to drink and needs some time in the bottl Read More

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  • Reserve la Colombiere Fronton 2012


    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in North London [ ] for £15. Fronton,or Cotes de Frontonais as it was known before 2005,is an appellation for red and rose wines from an area between the Tarn and Garonne rivers just north of the City of Toulouse.It is beleived that wine production here goes back to the Romans but in... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Tommasi Viticoltori Poggio Al Tufo Rompicollo 2013


    Clear garnet color with some brownish hues around the rim of the glass....think the stems of the grape berry brown and with great bubbly goodness upon adding some air to the mix through swirling. The aromas are very much of rich, ripe dark berry, muted black peppery spice and slightly meaty. The flavors follow suit but become even longer and a... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage

  • Hi everyone! I am looking to sell this wine but am having a hard time ... ... ... is a 2007 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.  They seem to be in mint condition as well. I have two bottles of these.If anyone is interested, please let me know. Or if you know of anywhere or anything i can do to sell this, that would be great.   Tha... Read More

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  • Going back to my roots tonight - courtesy of a $5.00 coupon from Total Wine. ... picked up this 2012 Montoya Cabernet Sauvignon to see if it compares well with that 2010 that opened this topic in the first place.  I can say that yes, this is still a decent wine.  My palate has moved up a few notches now, but I still enjoy this $20 wine ($15 wi... Read More

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  • Finca la Escondida Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


    No written review

    Wine review by 2108829craigdecker 2108829 craigdecker

  • Liberated Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast 2013


    Pure fruited aromas of raspberry and black cherry. Full flavored and ripe notes of cranberry, strawberry and raspberry, medium tannins and a smoky earthy finish that carries some milk chocolate and a touch of cream. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • I went with Cabernet Sauvignon TWO-BUCK CHUCK which BTW goes for about $3 on the East Coast these days. Perfect match.PS Further paired with smoked wild turkey jerkey. Read More

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  • I too kept flipping channels between the Packer game (Can't let my team ... ... a Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet Sauvignon - better than I expecte Read More

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  • How ca we get it shipped to Illinois?

    Comment by 1112783lorendunkley 1112783 lorendunkley

  • a wonderfull mellow wine with no acidy after taste

    Comment by 1110919B EDWARDS 1110919 B EDWARDS

  • Thanks Don! Now I become baby for Cab club. Tell me more about great and reasonable Cabs for daily table.

    Comment by 375798hdkizw 375798 hdkizw

  • Where can I get Lilly Pilly Cab Sauv from Australia?

    Comment by 813432ellenruggles 813432 ellenruggles

  • Stonewood Cabernet Sauvignon

    Comment by 557177Donna Hicks 557177 Donna Hicks

  • I have a few bottles of 1987 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Sonoma Valley, Christine Vineyards. They were made for a Private Label Collection. I would love to know more about this wine.

    Comment by 477550akaRicky 477550 akaRicky

  • trying to find availability of graf istvan

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  • It a great wine for the price, however Snooth keeps putting Sauvignon Blanc in my cart when I try to purchase it. Very annoying.

    Comment by 213572Captain Wino 213572 Captain Wino

  • I have found love at last!! Ladera 2006 Howell Mountain!! Dear god thank you for sharing this goodness with me.

    Comment by 348939annhird 348939 annhird

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