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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  • Lanessan Haut-Médoc Premier 2010

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    Here is yet another highly rated 2010 Red Bordeaux that does not deliver. Cedar and leather nose with some plum. Lighter body style, soft tannin, austere but with a medicinal note that is not enjoyable. After tasting many 2009 and 2010 Bordeaux, I cannot agree with the famous wine writers about the quality of these vintages. Seems like corruptio... Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko


  • Chateau Clement-Pichon Haut-Medoc 1999

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £12 from a wine merchant in Sussex.Haut-Medoc ... consists of 62% merlot,33% cabernet sauvignon and 5% cabernet franc and was aged in oak barrels. I started the bottle last night with my supper of roast pork and I really enjoyed it.It is positively bursting with a blackcurrant,plum,cherry and bramble style fruit... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • 14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon Washington 2009

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    Wine review by erickafilm


  • Charles Shaw Cabernet Sauvignon California 2010

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    Wine review by erickafilm


  • Hook & Ladder Winery Russian River Valley Third Alarm Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

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    Wine review by erickafilm


  • Duel 2007

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    Wine review by anchca


  • Duel 2009

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    Wine review by anchca


  • Mount Veeder Winery Napa Valley Cabernet 2009

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    Lots of blue in the color makes it a nice purple. Nose is somewhat minty, and Im getting a hint of licorice. On the tongue, there is a pleasant cassis flavor that is not overwhelming. Very firm tannin remove fruitiness. There is some sort of olive flavor way in the back of the palate, but it diminishes quickly. It does not seem to appear in... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Rutherford Hill Cab 2002

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    Wine review by erickafilm


  • Geyser Peak Devil's Inkstand Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2011

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    Deep inky red color. Aromas are quite pronounced, with black currant, black cherry and blackberry fruit and an herbal note of eucalyptus. Very full mouthfeel, deep and rioe with blackberry fruit, cinnamon and clove, supple tannins, black olive and more than a hint of toast. Some coffee notes, dark cacao nibs and overall an elegant presentation d... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 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


  • From Mike Pobega: Greetings! Lets have some fun. I propose that the weekend of March 6th, 7th, and 8th be our first Virtual Tasting Weekend, themed 'The Cabernets of Chile'. The plan is simple: just choose a cabernet from the chosen region, open it & note on it here at Snooth and we can discusss it beyond that. Lets start with Cabernets of Chi...

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