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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  • Myriad Cellars Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Cabernet Sauvigon 2013


    Very attractive red plum color. Dark brooding nose. On the tongue I get the hoped-for CS black fruit. However, it is quite muted--no sweetness. Then I get something like pencil lead. Some salinity. Im finding this wine not nearly as tannic as I might have guessed. Tart acid makes me want another sip. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Podernuovo a Palazzone Therra 2012


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    Wine review by gmb468

  • Navarra may sound like a dusty desert town in an old Western movie but in ... ... the Bordeaux grape duo of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot add their classic blackcurrant and damson flavours to the juicy reds. The red varieties have a bumper 95% share of the vines to produce reds and roses but, that said, don’t write off the whites (Chardonnay i... Read More

    From the article Spanish Wines in the Shadows

  • Bodegas Pinord Penedes Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Chateldon 2004


    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the website ... area.My bottle is made from cabernet sauvignon,one of the 'international' varieties rather than native Spanish grapes.The grapes were grown in the company's own vineyard of Muntanyans and the wine spent two years in oak barrels followed by a further three years of bottle aging before rel... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Millstream Traditional Cabernet 2017


    A decent semi-sweet wine: velvet dark cherry, vanilla and smooth tannic cane sugar ending. awesome wine! try pairing it with dark chocolate or charbroiled kebab. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS

  • Greetings from Douglas, Wyoming!  We arrived yesterday after driving 2,038 ... ... a Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon at Ruth's Chris in St. Louis and today we just opened a Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon.  Good time Read More

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  • Had these two under $20 midweek drinkers. The 2015 Enkidu Old Vine ... 2014 Tapiz Cabernet Sauvignon was all about the earthiness, graphite and minerality. Not much fruit. Needs a few years in the cellar to come together. Medium body and short finish. Not bad, but not worth the $15-$18 tariff.   Read More

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  • Chateau Ducluzeau Listrac Medoc 1991


    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the website ... of 90% merlot and 10% cabernet sauvignon,an unusual blend for the left bank,and was aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast pork.At first I thought it might be corked because the cork crumbled as I attempted to remove it and some of it fell back into th... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • A couple more arrived today - expecting a couple more tomorrow.  For now - ... Serie Riberas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon (Conch Y Toro)  This line is a step below the Casa Concha line but is usually very solid.  Next is the 2010 Anares Rioja Reserva from Bodega Olarr Read More

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  • This Bordeaux blend is decent but not great in any way.  It's getting ... getting ... 75% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc.  Should have tasted better in my opinion.  Was 2010 a bad year in Bordeaux?  I know that 2009 was an exceptional yea Read More

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