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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  • 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

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  • "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


  • Orin Swift Papillion 2009

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    Wine review by TXwineluver


  • Two Hands Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    Wine review by calywa


  • No doubt when Spanish conquistador Pedro Gutierrez de Valdivia founded the city ... vines from Bordeaux to grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec. The success of these vines put Maipo Valley on the world’s wine radar, resulting in Chile being known as the “Bordeaux of South America.” Maipo Valley takes the lead in producing... Read More

    From the article This premium Cabernet category should be on your radar


  • Chateaux Lamothe de Haux Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge 2014

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    Wine review by jose pendas


  • Chateaux Lamothe de Haux Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge 2014

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    Plenty of fruit here, blackberry, but some red plum also. Spice, chewy medium tannins and balanced acidity. Mouth watering juicy pop at the end. Give it another 12 months. Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • I have found love at last!! Ladera 2006 Howell Mountain!! Dear god thank you for sharing this goodness with me.

    Comment by 348939annhird 348939 annhird


  • 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


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