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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  • EM - I thought you already turned the corner on Pinot Noir, just needing to try ... another $50 to get a nice Cabernet Sauvignon.Tonight we are in the district again for a play at Woolly Mammoth theater.  I hope it's a good on Read More

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  • Sure enough, Apsara arrived, today. Chardonnay (the first I've seen ... Apsara), Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah.  The last two add go some bottles that are already in stock.That seems to be it for this week--unless I'm surprised by something.I've received notification that Becklyn and Carlisle should be arriving next week.  Also, s... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Very nice EM.  That should last a week or so.I picked up another case ... ... ... to get six Syrah and six Cabernet Sauvignon bottle Read More

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  • Daou Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2015

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    Magnum Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • Faust Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    Medium body, flavorful, great finish. Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • Frank Phelan Saint-Estephe 2011

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    I bought this bottle of wine for 10 euros at the end of my last trip to France. ... ... vines,consists of 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot and was aged in oak barrels for 18 months.i started my bottle last night with my supper of chicken.There is some intense blackberry and bramble style fruit with a suggestion of coffee or cigar smoke an... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Noble Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 337 2014

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    yeh, noble wine as written. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Taman Wines Cabernet 2016

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    No written review

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Changyu Cabernet Sauvignon Shandong China 2003

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    14 years old wine for 10$ - awesome deal! Cork is in good shape. Beautiful golden-red color. Plums, mild wood and tobacco nose. Good acidity, medium texture plums and cranberries in flavor. Some sediment on bottom, as it should be. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Casillero del Diablo 2015

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    well seems like it's different from year-to-year... this 2015 is ok. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • 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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