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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  • Bodegas Caro Amancaya 2014

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    sweet and fruity Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Bodegas Caro 2014

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    felt quite reserved, and exhibited some good structure. some good ageing potential Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Seigneurs de Bergerac Bergerac 2010

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    Delightful wine with plenty fruit, aromas and finish. The tannins are smooth and the well blanced acidity leads to a juicy, mouth watering finish. For under $10 this is a steal. 88 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Miguel Torres Santa Digna Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    a lot of depth in color,with purplish red hints.dark fruits, tomatoes, basil. good balance in flavour on palate Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • When you spend more than two weeks in a place you soak in a lot about it. Taste ... of hearty reds comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah worth noting. But if you make the mistake of overlooking the aromatic white wines you’d be missing out on a category that New Zealand is nailing in regions throughout this diverse country. They’re... Read More

    From the article Aromatic Whites are New Zealand's Secret Star


  • Here's something for you to try - Lindeman's Centlemans Collection 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from California. Read More

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  • Brecon Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Paso Robles 2014

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    Fully spiced and assertive on the nose, this carries nice baking spice and raspberry aromas with some violet and rose petal notes. Warm, spicy and fruit forward on the palate, this carries raspberry, Bing cherry and chocolate notes with cinnamon and black pepper spice. The finish is a touch herbal and carries good structure, all in all an elegan... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • That works pretty well James.  I too buy wine at Total Wine & More, ... lets say) offering a 'Cabernet Sauvignon', but it won't be one of the special vineyards and sometimes the difference in taste can be significant.That being said, we do spend a lot on wine.  :-) &nbs Read More

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  • Let it be said that I purchase most of my wine at Total Wine & More.Here's how I do it and I am usually 95% satisfied with ALL of my purchases.I decide on the varietals I need first then shop in my price range for the highest rated and my tried and true favorites on Total Wine & More Website. From dry to sweet, white to red and to heavy cabs fro... Read More

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  • On the Friday (24 Feb 2017) we returned to our home in Northern Virginia, we ... Winery (due to our love of Cabernet Sauvignon), which of course meant back-tracking to Charlottesville.  So this Gabriele Rausse Winery was interesting. although we were just in the tasting room.  I'm not sure where exactly the wine making operation was but I susp... Read More

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