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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  • Pellegrini Vineyards Rose North Fork of Long Island 2016

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    Fruity bubble gum floral aromas with fresh peach and gummy candy on the nose. A bit tart, a bit zesty and a bit bold on the palate with good depth of cranberry and cherry fruit and a long streak of earth on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • The only grapes that I can for sure figure out is the Zin (of course), syrah, ... ... looking it up it says cabernet sauvignon and charbono (bonarda) are used also.  The charbono I get - I do like, especially the Lamadrid from Argentina; but the cabby I missed out on totally.  Maybe the time in the bottle melded things.But yeah - I like it be... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Château Haut-Franquet Red Bordeaux Blend Moulis En Médoc 1998

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    I bought two bottles of this wine for £10-50 on the website ... and consists of 60% cabernet sauvignon,345% merlot and 5% petit verdot and was aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle the other evening with my supper of chicken thighs in bacon. There is some bramble,blackcurtrant and licorice style fruit with a hint of spice. I do not think it o... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Joel Gott Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    reminds Buccaneer Cab but more smooth Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • "Bordeaux, Rhone, Bolgerhi, or So. Cal"   -Bordeaux- Sauvignon Blanc;  Sauterne, Merlot-Rhone- all to many single varietals to name. -Bolgheri- Merlot, Sangiovese Nero, Sangioveto, or Cabernet-So Cal-  Burgundy Clones and Single'sI may have misunderstood what you meant Paul.Farming and wine-making?   Read More

    Forum post in the topic Single Varietal vs. Blends...


  • Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    Purchased in lieu of the Napa Fires Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • Franzia Chilable Red 5000 NV

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    I'm no wine snob, I drink Franzia Cabernet Sauvignon regularly, and I like the Merlot as well. I don't like this. AT ALL. Sorry but I just found it nasty, nasty, nasty. I choked down two glasses and put the rest of the huge box directly in the garbage can. I tried it slightly chilled, maybe if it was really cold it might be less objectionable, b... Read More

    Wine review by rcj1


  • Franzia Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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    Franzia Cabernet Sauvignon is a very decent everyday red. Medium dry, not too acidic and some tannins. Great for the price. Read More

    Wine review by rcj1


  • Gentleman's Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    I guess this wine eluded me. I didn't find any compelling fruit - instead I thought it was rather transparent. Red fruits, thinly veiled tannins and unbalanced acidity - bad bottle? Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Gentleman's Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by effell


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