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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  • Super light reds sometimes get a poor reputation with serious wine drinkers, ... that has less tannin than Cabernet Sauvignon but it also produces prettier aromas of purple flowers and raspberry. It is traditionally known as a good blending partner in Bordeaux for its addition of intoxicating scents. Cabernet Franc purists know that its true h... Read More

    From the article Why You Should Take Super Light Red Wine More Seriously

  • Chateau Laribiere Bordeaux 2000


    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website is a simple Bordeaux AOC from Chateau Laribiere. I do not know the exact cepagement but I presume it to be a blend of merlot and one or both of the cabernets. I started it the other evening with my supper of chicken breast. There is some bla... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Provenance Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


    The restaurant claimed the wine was recently opened, but being in the industry and visiting the winery within the year, I know this winery delivers a much better product that what we tasted. Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce

  • Door Peninsula Winery California Cabernet Sauvignon NV


    Tannin and berries. More fruity than dry. Read More

    Wine review by ramanujan

  • It's still the weekend.I thought I had winnowed out all the bottles that ... subtle appearance of typical Cabernet Sauvignon currant or black raspberry flavors.  Tannins and acids are almost completely resolved to the point where the default description has to be "smooth."  (I think there are some that hate that descriptor.)  Lengthy aftertast... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines

  • Chappellet Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2000


    Beautiful dark red color with no indication of bricking. Earthy nose. Very smooth on entry. It takes a second as the wine moves back to detect currant/black raspberry flavor, but it is very subdued. While tannin is detectable, the years on this bottle have subdued or resolved most of them. A similar comment can be made about the acid level... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • This weekend is the Taste of Sonoma/Wine Country Weekend in Sonoma County with ... Noir2013 Myriad three Twins Cabernet Sauvignon2013 Carter Fortuna Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon2013 Carter To Kalon "The. O. G." Cabernet Sauvignon2011 Envy Late Harvest Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Was quite the lineup and was fun to be on the other side of the bottl... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Had an ITB kinda Saturday

  • How about a Cabernet Sauvignon from Arizona?  We had a bottle of the 2011 "Dala" from Arizona Stronghold Vineyards and this wine is associated with a singer from the band called Tool (which we like quite a bit  - check this out: ).  Anyway, I've had better cabs of course but Sandra likes this one.   Read More

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  • Tenuta Polvaro Polvaro Nero 2011


    No written review

    Wine review by AlexS

  • Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection 2012


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    Wine review by Rose88

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