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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  • Emblem Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013

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    Love this , well balanced and full bodied, fruity, black fruit Read More

    Wine review by dunbarindc


  • Chateau de Ricaud Bordeaux Superieur 2014

    Snoothrank:

    surprisingly good for a wine that gained only the appelation of Bordeaux Superieur and nothing more. combination of plums, chocolates and pepper spices made it feel very welcome. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Castillo de Alicanté Old Vines 2013

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    rich purple, dark, velvety, some hints of blackberries and pepper spices Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Boy, the weather sure has been topsy-turvy the past few days here in northern ... I opened this 2011 Pangloss Cabernet Sauvignon, which was decent but not exceptional.  I haven't really enjoyed their Pinot Noir so maybe I've built up a negative bias to their wines.  I mean, it was ok and I would drink it again.  Anyone else sample their wines?... Read More

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  • Last night was hot - still 40C at 8pmBut we had tickets to James Taylor at ... ...  - Stonehorse Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 14 a very good early drinking red and the S/CS blend does work very well, will benefit from a 3-5 year in the bott Read More

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  • Chateau Phelan Segur Saint-Estephe 2013

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    Wine review by docdom


  • Chateau Phelan Segur Saint-Estephe 2013

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  • Chateau Phelan Segur Saint-Estephe 2013

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  • Chateau d'Arsac Cru Bourgeois Margaux 2000

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website ... My bottle consists of 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot and was aged in oak barrels.I started it last night with my supper of pork chop.There is a fairly intense blackcurrant and blackberry style fruit with more than a suggestion of cigar box and licorice. It is a well structured wi... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • These are available at auction hereAU BON CLIMAT, La Bauge Au-dessus Pinot Noir ... Pinot Noir ... Le Desir - Cabernet Sauvignon 2007,2008,2009Verite La Joie - Cabernet Sauvignon 2008,2009Joseph Phelps Insignia Cabernet Sauvignon 1994Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon 2007,2009 The is also a bunch of Opus 1's and Robert Mondavi wines Any worthy of m... Read More

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  • 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...

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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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