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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  • The Inaugural R Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • Château du Barrailh Graves Cuvée Collection Prestige 2011

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    deep garnet red, with ripe berries and spices. great for grills and barbeques Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Concha Y Toro Serie Riberas Gran Reserva Carmenere Peumo 2014

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    Dark, brooding and smoky aromas of black pepper spice, dusty blackberry and earthy dark chocolate. This shows more fruit on the palate, with black cherry and blackberry flavors leading the charge amidst smoky earth, zesty cinnamon and cedar box spice and a finish that's somewhat creamy and carries some charred oak and black olive notes. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by gntop1


  • Kuleto Estate India Ink 2013

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    Fine Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Chateau Muscar 2007

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    Didn't care for. A bit too much of a strange musky flavor Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Slow Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    Very light and smooth Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Stepping Stone By Cornerstone Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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    Great Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Chateau les Lauriers de Boyrein Graves 1999

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    I obtained this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/97867. As I was the only bidder I got it for a mere £1.Graves is an appellation created in 1937,although there has been viticuilture here since at least the Romans,for dry white and red wines from 44 communes south of the City of Bordeaux.Chateau Les Lauriers de B... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau Tour Saint Laurent Saint Emilion Grand Cru 1997

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/85406.Viticulture in the Saint Emilion area goes back to at least Roman times and it is now the largest appellation in the Bordeaux region producing around two and a half million bottles a year. It is also one of the more prestigious Bordeaux appellations an... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • 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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