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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  • Hudson Rock Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Domaine de Grange Neuve Bergerac Rouge 2012

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    I bought a bottle of this wine at the 2016 London France Show where I met the domaine owner.Bergerac is a large appellation created in 1936[ although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the Romans] for red.white and rose wines from 93 communes around the town of that name in south-west France.The grape varieties are simil;ar to those u... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Tenuta Guado Al Tasso Antinori Red Blend Bolgheri Superiore 1996

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    Wine review by dhefter


  • Caze Blanque Cabernet Sauvignon Vin de Pays d'Oc 2009

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    Consistant fruit aroma Read More

    Wine review by LMGRwine


  • Keenan Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2001

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    Dark purple color. Woodsy nose with, maybe, a suggestion of licorice. Interesting entry. I dont get any fruit sensation on the tip of the tonguesome heat, some tannin. Not until mid-palate do I get characteristic black currant suggestions. A bit of tartness on the back of the palate, but nothing terribly distracting. Its difficult to say ... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Al, ordering from Limerick Lane is a no-brainer.  The worst LL wine I have ... ... the Quivet and Myriad Cabernet Sauvignon releases are coming--June/July, I think.  So, that should give me a month to catch my breath.But wait, is there a Bedrock release in Ma Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Cross Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • LOTS of good wine out of S.A. They've got plenty of winemaking history down ... department, certainly good cabernet sauvignon down there,  as well as others, even Cab Franc. Pinotage is an acquired taste, though some very good versions of it, too.Here's a site Richard Branson targeted both for its vineyard and its hotel: And here's a map that'l... Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...


  • Roots Run Deep Educated Guess Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    Opens with Plum, Cedar, Oak, and Vanilla; then on to Plum and Bing Cherry; finishes with a bit of Slate, Vanilla, Mint, and Concord Grape. A big, full mouthful with a long long finish of stewed fruit, Blackberry, Licorice, and Milk Chocolate. Cannot remember when or where I picked this bottle up, but wish I had more. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • La Bergerie de Senejac Haut-Medoc 1997

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    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/85406. Haut-Medoc is a large appellation set up in 1936 for wines produced in 15 communes on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular stretching nearly 40 miles north of the City of Bordeaux. It is an 'umbrella' appellation because it includes severa... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • I've just become interested in wine recently and still trying to figure out my palate. Any suggestions for something fairly inexpensive (under $10 or $15) and maybe a couple in the $25-$30 range? I've been told I have fairly mature taste for a newbie. I enjoy cabernet sauvignon and merlot, a thicker richer wine. Thanks for any suggestions.

    Comment by 372003clennox 372003 clennox


  • received as a pressie TAYLOR FERGUSON coonawarra 2005 cabernet savignon wine maker Norman Lever YERINGA ESTATE PKT ON 12/08/08 12;38 me think its tanted its tingerly on the tounge

    Comment by 358869thelma ave 358869 thelma ave


  • Darioush Duel Cabernet/Shiraz blend. Massive fruit and beautiful wine. The label is beautiful as well. Bought at the vineyard

    Comment by 250806Grape Goddess 250806 Grape Goddess


  • Im looking for an Cabernet Sauvignon without added Sulfates...

    Comment by 176524Bizyann 176524 Bizyann


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  • Is there someone who can write a description for this varietal similar to the one for Pinot Noir? I loved reading that one, and would love to read about many different grapes. Please point me in the write direction if I am looking in the wrong place. Gantt

    Comment by 168755Gantt Hickman 168755 Gantt Hickman


  • Results from the NVV tasting: http://www.snooth.com/talk/topic/post-your-cabernet-gti-notes-here/

    Comment by 1Philip James 1 Philip James


  • I went to the Napa Valley Vintners tasting last week - just about to begin posting my notes - some real beauties!

    Comment by 1Philip James 1 Philip James


  • Thanks Phil. Great note. I love 'em young...

    Comment by 125081Mike Pobega 125081 Mike Pobega


  • Mike - here's mine: http://www.snooth.com/wine/castillo-de-molina-cabernet-sauvignon-reserva-vina-san-pedro-s-2007/ " March 2009 * 0.5 * 1 * 1.5 * 2 * 2.5 * 3 * 3.5 * 4 * 4.5 * 5 Clear it A very leathery, grapey nose with some notes of cough syrup. I...

    Comment by 1Philip James 1 Philip James


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