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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  • Sterling Vineyards Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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    This wine is AWESOME! I wish I would have ordered an entire case when I visited Sterling back in 2014! It is luscious.....a beautiful Cab for the price! Read More

    Wine review by DAILY WHINE


  • I'm not sure about the current availability of these, but in the last few ... few ... Buehler Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon -- $19.99 at Costco -- Monsanto Chianti Classico Reserva -- $16.99 at Costco -- Lyeth Sonoma County Meritage -- $9.99 at Trader Joe' Read More

    Forum post in the topic Good Wine, $20 and under


  • Finding myself a little more curious as to what's going on at this price point lately, with neighbors looking to me for advice, and I did hear BLM's call recently as well.So two regions came to mind, not only for reasonable pricing, but for good overall quality potential. The Languedoc in the South of France, and Etna Rosso from the volcanic soi... Read More

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  • Orin Swift Cellars Papillon 2014

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    Ideal Cabernet Sauvignon Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • This is not your first Thanksgiving rodeo. It's not ours, either. We've brought you a panoply of Thanksgiving table wine suggestions over the past ten years. There was the time we assured you that Thanksgiving wines wouldn't break your bank. In fact, we've discussed Thanksgiving value wines time and time again. We've been here for you during Tha... Read More

    From the article The Ultimate Thanksgiving Wine List


  • Terra Valentine Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District Yverdon 2008

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    Nice dark ruby color. Pleasant nose of dark fruits/berries. Very pleasant ... ... on the tonguetypical cabernet sauvignon flavors of black currant. Maybe just a tad sweeter than normal, but that passes as soon as the wine leaves the tip of the tongue. The thing that I find surprising about this wine is the very tame tannin. My experience... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Aoyo Wine 2015

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    have drank aoyo wine for almost 2 years, really love it Read More

    Wine review by Joyy


  • EM - Yes, I too like that weather vane.  My picture could have been ... ... ... of their wonderful 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (grapes from the west coast).  This was our first time picking up our wine club allocation and it was also their Friday night party with outside food trucks and lots of space inside to drink wine.  We had a great time and... Read More

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  • Mas Gil Clos D' Agon Tinto Cataluya 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by Teppo


  • Cruz Alta Cabernet Gran Reserva Argentina Mendoza

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    Wine review by MoTighenyc


  • 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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