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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  • You guys are not going to believe this one.  Better sit down while you ...  You were to bring one Cabernet Sauvignon and one Chardonnay from California.  It was by invitation only.  Our neighbors Rick & Debbie were hosting this event - they are the couple we've been sharing wine dinners with over the past few years.  All bottles were put in pa... Read More

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


  • Angove Valley Family Crest Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    too cloying... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Angoves Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra 2013

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    too cloying... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Chateau Dudon Bordeaux Rouge 2004

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    tastes pretty light for a fairly old vintage. some cherry fruits and spices, some oak. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Senorio de Sarria Crianza 2011

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    big and fruity, some oak and savouriness Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Norton Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by sbazz


  • Villa Antinori Toscana IGT 2013

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    Nice, lively wine. Bright red fruit on the tip of the tongue. Good acid tartness not unlike what I would anticipate in a Sangio-only wine from Tuscany. Medium bodiedagain, not unexpected. For $14 this is a perfectly acceptable everyday drinker. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • I placed an order for the following: (1) 2007 Bodegas Valduero ... Cornerstone Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (Looked interesting and you know I love me some Cab Sav)(1) 2011 Alessandro Rivetto Barolo Serralunga d'Alba Barolo DOCG, Piedmonte, IT (Fox recommendation)(1) 2012 Buoncristiani OPC Proprietary Napa Valley (I've had previous vintages a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Two nice Washington Wines tonight.  Jones Cabernet Sauvignon is on Day 3 and still pretty good.  I think Day 1 was the best.  The Carideas Cinsault was good with Italian food for dinner. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Chateau Bouscasse 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


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