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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  • Gabriele Rausse Winery Cabernet Franc 2015

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    80% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. 9 months in both steel and oak. Very aromatic with blackberry and tomato leaf notes. Medium body, dusty tannins. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Gabriele Rausse Winery Dry Rose 2016

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    40% Cabernet Franc, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Malbec. Soft peachy pink in color. Gently aromatic - strawberry, some light herbal grassy notes. Very fruity finish. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain Diamond Mountain Ranch Vineyard 2004

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    July 30, 2017 review of a 2004 Sterling Vineyards Diamond Mountain Ranch Cab. Sauv. Definitely at its peak, or slightly passed its peak, but not still quite drinkable. Deep black currant and chocolate on the nose and palate. A bit of lavender and rosemary on the tongue. A little smoke and leather in the aftertaste, almost reminiscent of a fine c... Read More

    Wine review by D9sus 4


  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of ... ... Julien. The blend is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Its next door neighbor is the esteemed Chateau Latour. This 1989 Leoville is drinking beautifully at 20 + years of age, it is a deep ruby red starting to turn bri... Read More

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  • Dreamtime Riverina Australia 'Winemakers Blend' 2015

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    the Shiraz and Cab-Sab does a good job of mellowing the Merlot including time in the Oak. very drinkable and pleasant to the palate. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Kendall-Jackson Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Hawkeye Mountain 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by Phyllis49


  • We got back from a long weekend on the West Coast of Florida with my family. ... ... "La Poussiere" Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford. Beautiful nose, black fruit some minerality, good acidity, medium body, dry-short finish. It's a really good early drinker. Very pleasant and easy drinking for a young cab. I recommend to all of our California... Read More

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  • Inkerman Cabernet Sauvignon Sevastopol Kachinskoye Cabernet 2014

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    Deep red color with golden rim. Velvet nose - vanilla, roses, passion fruit. medium oaky-smoky flavor with ripe plums and fresh red fruits. medium aftertaste. This wine is well balanced and very interesting... just for 10$. Awesome wine! Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • 2010 Barnet Cabernet Sauvignon.  Yes, life is very good, Al. Read More

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  • Liking that Liquid Farm Roger. I picked up a Golden Slope at Bottle Barn a ... ... @ 12.7abv2009 Arnot-Roberts Cabernet Sauvignon Fellom Ranch - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (8/6/2017)Decanted about 1-1/2 hours before our main course. This has progressed a ton since release. Cedar and graphite laced dark fruit, soft... Read More

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  • 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...

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  • 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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