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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  • Very nice EM.  That should last a week or so.I picked up another case ... ... ... to get six Syrah and six Cabernet Sauvignon bottle Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Daou Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2015

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    Magnum Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • Faust Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    Medium body, flavorful, great finish. Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • Frank Phelan Saint-Estephe 2011

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    I bought this bottle of wine for 10 euros at the end of my last trip to France. ... ... vines,consists of 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot and was aged in oak barrels for 18 months.i started my bottle last night with my supper of chicken.There is some intense blackberry and bramble style fruit with a suggestion of coffee or cigar smoke an... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Noble Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 337 2014

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    yeh, noble wine as written. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Taman Wines Cabernet 2016

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    No written review

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Changyu Cabernet Sauvignon Shandong China 2003

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    14 years old wine for 10$ - awesome deal! Cork is in good shape. Beautiful golden-red color. Plums, mild wood and tobacco nose. Good acidity, medium texture plums and cranberries in flavor. Some sediment on bottom, as it should be. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Casillero del Diablo 2015

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    well seems like it's different from year-to-year... this 2015 is ok. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Helped out a family whose father passed away recently here in town.  ... ... them, but the Meritage is Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.  Will check out soon I thin Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • The red wines of Austria are an underappreciated jewel of the wine world. ... ... ... of Blaufränkisch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah. Earth, dark spice and bold fruit aromas with a stately blend of black cherry, blackberry and black currant fruit on the nose, somehow restrained even in its expression. Dark and brooding on the palate ... Read More

    From the article The Great Red Wines of Austria


  • 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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