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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  • Clos du Val Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by Rivershack2010


  • Turley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    This was a fantastic vintage. Very jammy, well structured and smooth on the tannin. Went extremely well with lamb chops. Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105


  • Château Ramage la Batisse Cru Bourgeois Haut-Medoc 1993

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website ... bottle consists of 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot and spent 16 months in oak barrels. I started the bnottle last night with my supper of roast chicken.In spite of being over 20 years old my first impresion was how fresh and fruity it was,There is a blackcurrant,plum and blackberry... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Heller Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Cachagua Carmel Valley 2014

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    Wine review by anstett


  • Seems as though I have this thread to myself as I have put the last 5 posts on ... on ... for them. This is a Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Merlot and Syrah grapes.  Not a Bordeaux blend as they claim, but good non the les Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Back to Napa. Started today with a visit to Jean Edwards Cellars tasting ... Sirah (Calistoga)2013 74-41 Cabernet Sauvignon2012 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon G3 (Georges iii vineyard - Beckstoffer) Steve was a great host and the wines were all very good, especially the G3 but we opted to purchase a bottle of the Cooper's Cuvee which is 100% Pe... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sonoma Barrel Tasting with...


  • "While screw cap made huge improvements in the world of wine in terms of ... structural varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Nebbiolo that benefit from oxygen exchange in bottle loosely speaking."Syntax is weird but they don't exchange oxygen through the cork.I have no beef with the Hawkawaka woman, but I've yet to read something by her tha... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cork Rides Again - The Latest


  • Cabernet Sauvignon. Bolla 2012

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    Wine review by jose pendas


  • Hess Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    This wine is balanced and bold. Very fruit forward with a hint of spice. Tried it for the first time in November, 2016 at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse and loved it. Read More

    Wine review by TXwineluver


  • Orin Swift Papillion 2009

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    This wine is lush and bold like I love my reds. It stands up well to a nice medium ribeye or alone as a sipping wine. Love this one! Read More

    Wine review by TXwineluver


  • 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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