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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  • Greetings,I'm an Arizona transplant from Ohio.  I am American of Croatian Decent.  I was in the Marines, and am now a Retired Police Officer.I like Rose wines from France especially those with Grapefruit.  So fare Ruby Red Rose Grapefruit is my favorite.  It comes Côtes de Provence·France.I am looking for something similar.  I also like Mead win... Read More

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  • I know what you mean about fat bottles; they don't fit in wine coolers or ... ... not stirred) and a nice Cabernet Sauvignon - the 2012 Fifty Tons from Medlock Ames.  I decanted it and luckily it lasted until I was ready for bed at 10:30 PM.  This wine was very nice and I highly recommend i Read More

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  • Château la Garelle Puits Razat Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2014

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    I got given this bottle of wine at Christmas and I have no idea where my ... ... consists of 75% merlot,15% cabernet sauvignon and 10% cabernet franc and was aged in oak barrels for 20 months.I started the bottle the other evening with my supper of lamb shanks.There is plenty of a blackberry,plum and blackcurrant style fruit with a suggestion ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Gallo Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2014

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    Spiced blackberry and black currant aromas with a deep core of earthy oak spice. Expands instantly on the palate, washing through the mouth with juicy black cherry, blackberry and black currant fruit, good heft and thick, sticky tannins towards the finish gripping the tongue while dark chocolate notes riding along. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Chateau Belle Cure Bordeaux France Merlot Blend 2015

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    Here's the thing: while I enjoy Bordeaux's in the Oak the trend to age these wines in the steel/cement seems to have merit by the way this wine is fresh, exciting and pleasant. I will be more inclined to imbibe more often on the latter. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Francis Ford Coppola Directors Cut Cinema Red Blend 2007

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    I like this wine a lot Read More

    Wine review by cane


  • Gato Negro Cabernet Sauvignon San Pedro Chile 2017

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    Binny's 1/31/2018. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • It wouldn't have been out of place to request an older Cabernet Sauvignon, but we didn't wish to spend that much.  Besides, I usually enjoy the Washington State wines and I find them a good value, like Spanish wines in general.I did drink this 2016 Bordeaux that I picked up a few weeks ago at Wegman's grocery store.  I think it was about $9, but... Read More

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  • Trapiche Melodias Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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    I like the flavuor Read More

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  • Bodega Dona Felisa Encaste Ronda Cabernet Sauvignon Sierras de Malaga 2009

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • 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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