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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  • Daniel Cohn Wine Bellacosa Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    Wine review by eaglebass


  • We did a double wine tasting on Sunday, 07 Aug 2016.  First up was a ... ... ...  They have a decent Cabernet Sauvignon and a Bordeaux-style red blend called 'Ranger Reserve'; we have two of the 2011 Ranger Reserves in our wine cellar, along with a 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon.  During this tasting we really enjoyed their 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon, b... Read More

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  • Let me add my welcome here also Demelza.  As RCKR noted, Margaux is in the ... mainly red wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and a couple other red grapes.  There is a small amount of white wine produced there, mainly made up of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.Since you're a fan of Macon Blanc, I'd think you would also like... Read More

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  • Banfi Centine Toscana 2013

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    This wine offering continues to satisfy. Dark berry fruits with a touch of cherry, wood, earth and chocolate. Medium chewy tannins with balanced acidity give a mouthwatering finish. Drink now. Paul 88 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Banfi Centine Toscana 2013

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    Wine review by eaglebass


  • Dead Bolt Winemaker's Blend 2012

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    This is a purple hued wine with some burgundy tones lurking. Aromas of oaked mocha, as suggested by the Pernod Rickard spec sheet, and deep dark cherry! Flavors follow suit and the semi sweetness immediately reminds me of Nibs Red Licorice, with some long lasting vanilla bean, dark cherry, black currants and plum. Medium body and smooth aroma... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Technically these were last night but I finished the last tastes of the reds ... reds ... Becklyn Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, California, Napa Valley (8/5/2016)12hr slo-ox followed by a double decant and 2hr rest. Nose of ripe blackberry, cedar and spice. Big dense purple fruit, a good dose of spice, toasty oak. Fruit envelopes the mout... Read More

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  • Kleine Parys Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    deeply maroon, nose of red and blackberries, spicy, peppery, with a berry and coffee finish Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Gato Negro Cabernet-Merlot 2014

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    This fine trip to the vineyards of deep Mexico is reminiscent of my deepest child nightmares. Hints of bathtub urine, rusty nails, and the anal seepage of a tired field worker. Pairs well with deep dungeon torture, self inflicted gun shot wounds, and nothing short than the entire Saw series This wine is like a sumo wrestler's jockstrap, aft... Read More

    Wine review by eaglebass


  • Chateau Sauvetat-Loumer Premieres Cotes de Blaye 2000

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    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/85406.Three AOC's,Blaye,Cotes de Blaye, and Premieres Cotes de Blaye [ the latter for the more prestigious properties ] were created in 1936 and they all refer to 40 communes around the town of Blaye on the east side of the Gironde estuary in the Bor... 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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