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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  • 19 Crimes 2013

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    Rather grape juice smooth...somewhat agreeable to newbees, like a zin. Smooth, no tannins, no acid=no strong backbone. Not offensive,easy drinker...no food pairing needed. Dark red, fruit forward. Good price. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Justin Cabernet Sauvignon Premier 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by Frost13bits


  • Tokaj, Maule, Yarra and Georgia. They may not sound like much now, but a ... a ... red blends made from cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, and petit verdot.” Southern Australia's Yarra Valley may also be one of the future's premier regions, McCoy said. “This spot is a hotbed of young ambitious winemakers,” she wrote. “They're mainly ... Read More

    From the article Bloomberg Predicts The Next Eight Great Wine Regions


  • Penfolds Cabernet-Shiraz Bin 389 2010

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    Very Good wine.Decanted at 64 deg rested for 15 min. Oak immediately noticed and the Shiraz tones it down just right.Robust lots of flavor.wish I had some cheese. Read More

    Wine review by Fine Grape


  • Long Meadow Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006

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    A wonderful cab. Aroma of dark fruits which carry over to he taste on the palate. Tannins are somewhat soft. A moderate finish. The freshness of this 2006 is very pleasing. Read More

    Wine review by zinfandel1


  • Taken Red Blend Napa Valley 2012

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    A good solid red Napa blend of 60% Cabernet and 40% Merlot. Nothing fantastic, but solid. The best part of the wine is the super deep garnet color. It's beautiful in the glass. The nose is decent, and the structure of the wine is decent.The 2012 Taken is worth checking out with lighter faire! Cheers! Read More

    Wine review by Stallion


  • Some interesting places listed here that seem worthy of exploring...Next "Biggest" Wine Regions Read More

    Forum post in the topic The World's Next Biggest Wine...


  • Well, the information I found on Antinori led me to believe it was another ... ... ... good wine, a 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon reserve from a Virginia winery - Gray Ghost.  This winery is probably within 25 miles of RdV if anybody out there cares about Virginia wines.  We have been to a few tasting events at Gray Ghost and I had a label on this ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1976

    Snoothrank:

    [This wine was gifted to me by my brother-in-law who found it in an estate sale. We believe the storage for the last 40 years was less than ideal.] Slight bricking color. Very musty or maybe, horsey, nose. On the tip of the tongue, this one is surprisingly refreshing. Some dried fruit flavorscherry, plum. Very sedate tannin, but still so... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Anomaly Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by Brugrabud


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