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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  • Bodega Norton Privada Mendoza 2011

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    Friggin' wonderful - full, chewy, dark berry fruits, pepper, chocolate, oak and forest floor all framed with an excellent balance between tannins and acidity. This can sit for another 2-3 yrs but can be enjoyed now. 91 points Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


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    Wine review by eyetalian


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  • Silver Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    Wine review by calywa


  • Sur de Los Andes Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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  • Maison Nicolas Nicolas Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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  • Perseus Invictus 2013

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    The Perseus Invictus 2013 is a powerful, warm Bordeaux-style red with a deep, palpable flavour profile reminiscent of Graves. While not heavy-handed, the oak is forward on both nose and palate (youthful, slightly tight, tannic). But upon decanting, the nose has cedar, tobacco and cherry notes; may need 3-4 years cellaring to reach full potentia... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Another wine day, this time at RdV Vineyards in Delaplane, VA.  We ... ... time walking around their Cabernet Sauvignon vines before sitting down to enjoy the lobster, crab and rib Read More

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  • 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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