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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  • Paul, hang in there.  I'm still around, but my PC is going wonky, ... ... a 2013 Silverado Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, last night.  2013 is, of course, a highly regarded vintage year for Napa Valley, and, so, it, was a no brainer when I saw it at Costco a couple weeks ago.I have to say it was a pleasant wine, but not really earth shaking. ... Read More

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  • Vigneto Montesodi Riserva Castello di Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Marchesi Frescobaldi 2009

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Barlow Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga Napa Valley 2013

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    Dark plum, black currant aromas with a blackberry and dark chocolate note. In the mouth this is darkly brooding with full tannins, strong and firm and gripping with blackberry and black currant fruit, cinnamon and black pepper and a finish of coffee and tobacco. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Chateau le Fourneau 1990

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/124497 for £15.Saint Estephe is a Bordeaux appellation that was created in 1936 [although viticulture in the area goes back centuries] for red wines only from the single commune around the village of that name in the north of the Medoc peninsular.I have been unable ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • These are the last 5 bottles of Aussie wine I received in the few weeks:A ... ... Shiraz/Cabby and the Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon and my current Crown jewel the 2013 Sir Henri Shira Read More

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  • Domaines Barons de Rothschild Legende Pauillac 2014

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    Savory farm field and ripe black cherry aromas with blackberry preserves and olive tapenade on the nose. With its elegant and striking palate of bright cherry and cranberry fruit, nice warmth and bolstering acidity, this is approachable and firm in the mouth, with tart fruit layered in front of dark tannins and dark chocolate towards a smoky bro... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Domaines Barons de Rothschild Legende Medoc 2015

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    Mellow aromas of prune, earth and blackberry on the nose. Tart plum and black currant on the palate with loads of dusty, dry earth, light olive and dark chocolate with a finish of chewy tannins and earthy blackberry. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Retailers report, and empirical evidence demonstrates, that Valentine's Day ... Frog Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Ribet Red 2015We are sitting in La Table de Franck Putelat, a restaurant in Carcassonne tasting his wines. "Why Arrogant Frog?" I ask Owner-Winermaker Jean-Claude Mas, who replies, conspiratorially: "Because I'm Arrogant, and I'm Frenc... Read More

    From the article Eleventh Hour Valentine's Day Wines


  • Zavime, we did a Balkan Wine Party back in April 2017, but nobody brought a ... of the night was a Bulgarian Cabernet Sauvignon / Syrah blend.  I liked it so much I bought six more bottles from a local winery. &nbs Read More

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  • We hosted another high-end wine dinner last night with our neighbors Rick & ... a 2016 Chardonnay and a 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon.  First we opened a Lambrusco that I had in the fridge.  Started off on the wrong foot as nobody really liked that sparkling wine.  I ended up pouring out half of the bottle and it's a lesson learned about Lambrusco's ... Read More

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