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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  • California’s Livermore Valley is entwined with the legacy of winemaking ... Well Cabernet Sauvignon Small Lot Livermore Valley 2013 Molasses and dark plum aromas with hints of dried dates, cinnamon and blackberry. Gripping tannins in the mouth with zesty baking spice, full blown acidity brightening the palate, a touch herbal coming through the ... Read More

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  • Dark Horse Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


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  • Regardless of the Barolo's style, you'll get more of its potential out ... ... and is planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot vines averaging 40 years old.  The world-class estate was first planted in 1815 by Etienne Théodore Dumoulin. Forty-years later, the relatively young château was granted Sec... Read More

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  • Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz 2012Bodegas LAN Rioja Edicion Limitada 2011Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2011Depending on where you go you may be able to puchase items 1&2 or items 2&3 for under $150.  Read More

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  • The Inaugural R Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


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  • Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon 120 2015


    Binny's 5/2016. Read More

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  • Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon Michael David 2012


    Got this as a gift and was pleasantly surprised. Red fruit, well balanced, nice full body. Read More

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  • Chateau de Laville Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux 1998


    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux is an appellation for red,white,rose and sparkling wines [though 90% are red ] from the east bank of the river Garonne between thev City of Bordeaux and the small town of Cadillac.It became incorporated into the new... 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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