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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  • Slow Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    Very light and smooth Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Stepping Stone By Cornerstone Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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    Great Read More

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  • Chateau les Lauriers de Boyrein Graves 1999

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    I obtained this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/97867. As I was the only bidder I got it for a mere £1.Graves is an appellation created in 1937,although there has been viticuilture here since at least the Romans,for dry white and red wines from 44 communes south of the City of Bordeaux.Chateau Les Lauriers de B... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau Tour Saint Laurent Saint Emilion Grand Cru 1997

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/85406.Viticulture in the Saint Emilion area goes back to at least Roman times and it is now the largest appellation in the Bordeaux region producing around two and a half million bottles a year. It is also one of the more prestigious Bordeaux appellations an... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Last night we saw Chicago perform at Wolftrap, our last performance there for ... the 2008 Medlock Ames Cabernet Sauvignon.  It was very, very tasty.  I highly recommend this on Read More

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  • EM - I've only poured out perhaps two bottles of wine (counting only wine ... thing, we opened this 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon and prepared for Trump's speech in immigration.  I won't get into politics here so we'll let it go at that.  :-)This wine of course comes from the family that started Silver Oak, but alas, this is not at that quality leve... Read More

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  • Though I've mentioned Jonata on and off several times this decade, ... ... with 7% each of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, and the balance a mix of varieties." V93: "The 2012 Todos, Jonata`s Syrah-based blend, is once again delicious. A touch of appassimento gives the 2012 an extra kick of flavor and texture intensity. Sweet cherry, raspberry j... Read More

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  • Hedges Cellars Cabernet Merlot Syrah Cms Columbia Valley 2012

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    ok Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Frank Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2010

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    Ready to Drink. Dark violet in color. Medium sediment. Let decant for about 1 hour prior to drinking. Nose of black currant and some remnants of blackberry. Powerful flavor up front with blackberry, black currant, and a hint of oak and tannins. Finish is dry and lasting. Continued to develop as it opened up. Read More

    Wine review by tabednar


  • Emark, looks like the Apsara train is rolling, I still have 1 bottle of the ... expecting the Apsara '14 Cabernet Sauvignon e-mail to come out in the next couple of weeks.  If they still have the '15 SB available, I'll be buying some mor Read More

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