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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  • Alright, for all those who have been bad mouthing Merlot over the past few ... ... few ... I mean, really, if Cabernet Sauvignon is the king of all wine varieties, Merlot is definitely the queen. With a long history as one of the main red grapes of Bordeaux, Merlot has established itself as a wine with which to be reckoned! Sure it has had ma... Read More

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  • Finca Flichman Misterio Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


    Too sour and harsh acidic taste. Tasted hints of blackberry and oak with an after taste of pepper. My opinion as an amateur and budget conscious wine lover would be you can you can do better for $8.99 Read More

    Wine review by lilryan10788

  • Hex Vom Dasenstein Onyx Cabernet Cuvee Qualitatswein Trocken 2009


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  •  '13 Apsara Cabernet Sauvignon Kenefick Ranch, Calistoga, Napa Valley Day 4This wine was wound up tight but once opened it revealed layers and layers of flavors.Nose of cedar, graphite, blue fruit, black currant, roasted coffee bean, soy sauce.  Mouth is rich and layered with black fruit, cigar box, tobacco, spice. Deep dark core of black fruit,... Read More

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  • Wow, you just happened to find a 1990 bottle lying around in the wine cellar. ... opened a rather young 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendoza, Argentina.  I have not yet found a cab from this region that really appeals to me and this is another example of a wine that isn't bad, but not one I could buy again.  I don't remember when or where we b... Read More

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  • People generally gravitate from off dry (read sweet) white wines to mored ry ... ... thes ame with red wines. Cabernet Sauvignon is nkt a good starting point. Start by enjoying something before jumping into the deep end.Easily obtainable:Fetzer Gewürztraminer is and off dry white that you should be be able to find at the grocery store. BTW, wh... Read More

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  • Hello, I know very little about wine, I have tried the caverna Sauvignon (spell?) didn't care for it so I was wondering about Pinot noir does it taste the same?i have heard with wine you can taste different things but I've never been able to taste anything other than ick!i guess I need to what train my palet?i also heard you start with white win... Read More

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  • Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2005


    Very beautiful ruby color. Rustic nose of cedar, foliage, mushroom. Introduction to the tongue is a delight. Light on the black berry fruit. Tannins are quite resolved which gives the wine great smoothness but still along with acid great structure. There is an interesting astringency around the tip and the edges of the tongue that may bothe... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Daryl Rex Groom Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2013


    Just a lovely Wine. Opens with Chocolate, Clove, Nutmeg, and Cinnamon. Continues with a Raspberry compote and more Chocolate. Long, long finish with soft tannins and good acidity. Sitting in the glass, continues to develop more with deeper complexity of smoke and spice. Incredible value at the Angel pricing of $15.99 Read More

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  • EM - You should have that camera phone in your pocket at all times and perhaps ... plus 40% Carinena and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon) and several tapas dishes.  The dessert was Sopa Fria de Frutos (wild red berry soup with Idiazabal cheese ice cream).   Dinner was wonderful with Lynn, Lloyd & Susan and of course my sweetie Sandra.  We got home at 1... Read More

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