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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  • Wine in the Water Park on 01 July; it was a gloomy start with a thunderstorm ... I managed to enjoy a nice Cabernet Sauvignon (2010 Merryvale from Napa) and rib-eye steak at Ruth's Chris, an easy walk down Crystal Drive in Crystal City.  Sandra and I are attending another performance next Friday, so my next time at the Water Park will be on 15... Read More

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  • Well...damn my eyes!!! I kinda thought something was odd, but this just is worse if it is as DMCKER thinks.  That's why I asked the question - to see if he'd trap himself.  JD - Your right.  OT - Thanks. Guess I should have known better. Read More

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  • These efforts by Keenan are such a joke. Too bad because they seem to make good wines. Read More

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  • Rckr, "he"'s (it's) been around for awhile but is most likely a bot that posts regurgitated text segments on a number of wineries/regions/subjects. Has never responded. Not sure I understand the policy and practice but we can assume he/she/it's serving some misguided purpose. Certainly misguided if they think this will somehow increase cross-lin... Read More

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  • The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is composed primarily of grapes grown on Keenan’s Spring Mountain District Estate; the remainder of the fruit was harvested from Pope Valley, a grape growing region located in the eastern portion of Napa.Keenan’s Estate Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were harvested beginning on October 1st, with the final lot being picked ... Read More

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  • Yesterday we conducted another wine tasting party at our friends Sally & ... ... up with eight bottles; a Cabernet Sauvignon, two Viogniers, a Riesling, a Pinot Grigio, a Norton, a Cabernet Franc, and a Merlot / Cabernet Franc blend.  The favorite of the group was our 2012 Glen Manor T. Ruth - the Merlot / Cabernet Franc red blend.  We brought... Read More

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  • Perez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2012

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  • Château Margaux Premier Grand Cru Classe 1984

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