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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  • Canepa Magnificvm Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto Chile 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Stags' Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013

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    Gentle on entry. Very light flavors of cassis, blueberry on the tip of the tongue. Some earthiness. Sturdy tannins and acid. I suppose that aging will not hurt this wine, but I really dont see any reason to not enjoy this wine now. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Château Capbern-Gasqueton Red Bordeaux Blend St. Estèphe 2010

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    The 2010 Capbern-Gasqueton (with a very famous neighbour) is a very worthy ... ... ... with a wonderfully inky Cabernet Sauvignon flavour profile... fir needles and blackberry. A fine wine indeed. 9 Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • L'Angelot de Seguin Pessac-Leognan 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the website ... a 50/50 blend of merlot and cabernet sauvignon.I started the bottle last night with my chicken supper.There is some intense blackberry,blackcurrant and licorice style fruit with a hint of smoke or cigar box.It is a well stuctured wine but with soft tannins and on the second evening the f... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • The Urban Winery scene in Seattle is booming.  The movement began with six ... 50/50 blend of Carmenere and Cabernet Sauvignon and a BDX style blend that features Carmenere' prominently in the blend.Kerloo Ryan Crane began his wine making adventure in Walla Walla while maintaining his residence in Seattle.  Two years ago he moved back to Seattl... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Seattle Urban Wineries


  • Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast 2014

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    Wine review by joebernardinoATyahoo


  • Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Rawson's Retreat 2012

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    Wine review by marymarchell


  • Ok, I just opened the 2013 Et Cetera Cuvee Rouge (from Moldova), and it is ... ... ... tasty.  A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and two local grapes (Rara Neagra and Saperavi), it has soft tannins and a nice flavor.  I would buy this one again too, like their Et Cetera 'Serendipity' that we really loved.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Almost forgot about yesterday.  We attended an excellent play called ... ... "Hands of Time" Cabernet Sauvignon.  Very tasty meal, although I thought there was a touch too much salt on the meat.All the wines were very nice.  I've become very fond of having a sparkling wine with raw oyster Read More

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  • Keenan Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

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    Very beautiful dark plum color. Nose of dark fruit, earthiness. Terrific on the tongue. Nice suggestion of dried fruit on the tip of the tonguecassis, blueberry, and maybe, plum. Tannin does not hit until mid-palate. This wine is so easy to drink. It is very approachable now. While there is still tannin there, Im not sure there is enough ... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Recently while in SanFrancisco we enjoyed Cedar Brook Cabernet Sauvignon. can you please tell me if this is available to purchase in australia?

    Comment by 1264574Deryn 1264574 Deryn


  • 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

    Comment by 463892paul b king 463892 paul b king


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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


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