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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  • Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon Margret River 2012

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  • Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon Margret River 2012

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  • Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon Margret River 2012

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  • Jim Barry Cabernet Sauvignon the Cover Drive Coonawarra 2010

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  • Getting ready for our Australian tasting tomorrow night, but 1st some recently ... Series" Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon '12.  I've had their chards but never their cab - it comes highly hyped and well received.  So....Lastly, the Jim Barry The Cover Shot Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawara '10.  The oldest wine from Oz in my cellar, granted I'd ... Read More

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  • Mas Elena Do 2011

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    Really nice blend. A bit on the dry side but it perked up on the second day to have a smoother finish. Returned to dryer finish day 3. Nice blend of black and red fruits. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Aoyo Loncomilla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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  • Oh, we did open a second bottle last night (post cat Tuesday activities); after ... we opened a 2010 St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon.  Sandra enjoyed this one more than I did.  It's more of a unique and complex Cab, so it's probably beyond my comprehension.  There is still half a bottle in the fridge.. Read More

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  • Domecq Vino Tinto Cabernet Sauvignon Grenache 2014

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    This was an inexpensive wine purchased in los Cabos from the well known Domecq ... ... It is a 2014 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache, bought in a Soriana supermarket for 99 pesos (under $6 US inclusive of tax, so comparable to a $5 bottle in the U.S. I was intrigued by the blend, as Cabernet and Grenache is not a combo one sees in ... Read More

    Wine review by Dougman


  • Cypress Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    Well balanced. Not overly tannic but a bit of a minerality. Representative of the region. Couldn't be happier with this, inclusive of the price. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • 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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