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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  • One of our charming new posters, cysurvivor, was fishing for recommendations ... ... was the Rockpile Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon.  My first Mauritson purchase was a Cab Sauv, and they make it well, but it's not their specialty.  It's always a Bordeaux blend, usually with some representation of all the varietals except Petite Verdot--Emma told u... Read More

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  • Bell Wine Cellars Claret 2008


    Dark purple color. Oaky vanilla bouquet. Lightish black fruit on entry. Vanilla pops up, again, in the mid-palate. Apparent, but not obnoxious tannin. Same for acid. Fairly lengthy aftertaste. A full-bodied wine, but, because of the light touch of many of the flavors, a wine that is easy to drink without accompaniment. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2013


    Wow, very plush, very smooth, not too dry like some cabs, long finish. Under $20, loved it. Read More

    Wine review by fsufans

  • Zero One Vintners Wild Sky Cabernet Sauvignon 2010


    A nice medium bodied Cab. Good balance, easy to drink. Read More

    Wine review by TrinityNOLA

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  • Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


    You get what you pay for with this Cab. Not terrible but not smooth. Read More

    Wine review by jcull1010

  • Chateau Graves des Quartre Moulins Medoc Cru Bourgeois 1999


    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... is in Spanish.It is 100% cabernet sauvignon and was aged in oak barrels. I started the bottle last night with my supper of roast pork and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a blackcurrant and cherry style fruit there,the tannins are soft and mellow, and it is fairly full-bodied.It went well with ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • OK, here's an everything-but-the-kitchen sink wine:Get a load of this (from ... ... (from the back label)76% Cabernet Sauvignon8% Syrah5% Petit Verdot3% Cabernet Franc3% Malbec3% Merlot2% Petite SirahAlso, the front label indicates "Claret," which, to me indicates a blended wine, and "Cabernet Sauvignon," which implies a varietal bottling.  I g... Read More

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  • Heya Red, some potential issues with Meomi would be that the wines are ... ... Rutherford (freaking) Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon! Also tips the scales at under $20. I should be buying cases of that stuff for my 40th birthday blowout.&nbs Read More

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  • Walnut Crest Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


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    Wine review by chamby06

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