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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  • Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Oak Knoll District Napa Valley 2012

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    Wine review by brygos


  • "That optical sorter sure does the trick".Yeah but I think it's a ... you are dealing with. For Cabernet Sauvignon for example it is great if the winemaker is looking for fruit purity and opulence. For Syrah it seemed to take awa from the possibilities. Mike said he takes his bins of fruit and goes right to fermentation feeling the stems, leave... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Las Madres 20 Ways


  • Tisdale Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon California 2009

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    I'm on a budget and this is perfect. Nice flavor and easy to drink when that's all you want to do. Love it. Read More

    Wine review by Kittykat8351


  • "That optical sorter sure does the trick".Yeah but I think it's a ... you are dealing with. For Cabernet Sauvignon for example it is great if the winemaker is looking for fruit purity and opulence. For Syrah it seemed to take awa from the possibilities. Mike said he takes his bins of fruit and goes right to fermentation feeling the stems, leave... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Las Madres 20 Ways


  • Stopped at the Scherrer Spring Open House on my way home from work today. Fred ... and 2012 Scherrer Vineyard. Cabernet Sauvignon.Went home with a pair each of the 2014 and 2015 Rosés, a King Pinot and an '05 Cab. Of course they went down for a nap when I got home and i enjoyed this '14 Rivers Marie Sonoma Coast that I picked up yesterday at A... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Chateau Leoube Secret de Leoube Rose 2011

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Ménage à Trois California Red 2009

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    Our go-to wine for dinners. The blend is delightful and has delicious red and black berry notes. Has a little bite of acidity, but a relatively clean finish Read More

    Wine review by katherinerosegary


  • As wine lovers who among us doesn't enjoy doing horizontal tastings of wines from a single vineyard? That would probably be none of us yet the opportunity to do this doesn't surface very often. I remember doing a Limerick Lane Zinfandel horizontal last year with 6 takes on the same fruit. Other than that I'm at a loss. It's a great opportunity t... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Las Madres 20 Ways


  • Chateau de Pic Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux Bottle 2000

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    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website ... producer and ... producer and consists of 50% cabernet sauvignon,45% merlot and 5% cabernet franc and spent time in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast lamb and I did enjoy it.There is a very intense blackcurrant,blueberry and plum style fruit the... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • ProWein, the annual wine and spirits fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, is the ... This red blend composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Syrah is produced by a partnership of Chateau Ste. Michelle and the Antinori Family. Tobacco leaf and toast aromas are what dominate the nose alongside subtler red and black plum. Leather and b... Read More

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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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