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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  • Yesterday I posted the 1st and last wine we drank on Memorial Day. ... de Casa ... de Casa Concha Puente Alto Cabernet Sauvignon.  Excellent.  Muscular with plenty left in the magazine.  This will go for another 3-5 yrs and it matches the 2007 in terms of quality and drinkaibility. Dark berry fruit, Damson plum, caramel, dirt, tomato leaf, spi... Read More

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  • Definitely have some to add. Here are the first dozen or so off the top of my ... ... legendary.2013 Macdonald Cabernet Sauvignon - Sounds funny to say but not sure how Napa Cabernet gets much better. Was very fortunate to get a taste of this the other night.2011 Benjamin Leroux Batard Montrachet - This was a stunner had over the weekend. Gott... Read More

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  • We all covet certain superstar wines but budget restrictions mean we have not got there yetWhat are the 5 wines you would like to drink before you die that you have not already hadPlease include VintageMine1996 Krug Clos Du Mesnil1990 DRC Romanee Conti1959 Chateau Mouton [Birth Year]1847 Chateau d'Yquem1982 Petrus Read More

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  • The William and Mary Cabernet Sauvignon sounds interesting to me too, but an expensive wine I haven't tasted is hard to place an order on.  Thoughts? Read More

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  • Ok, here's another under $20 bottle that is quite tasty.  It's ... ... Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.  I like i Read More

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  • Chateau Ste. Michelle 50th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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    Such a value. This Anniversary release is 2015 Ste. Michelle Vineyards Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Paterson, Washington rates honorable mention in this review. Lush black and red berries permeate the taste buds. Soft well balanced depth with mellow tannins and a mouth feel of rich lasting whole notes. Like a musical sonata. A nice de... Read More

    Wine review by jamessulis


  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    Gift from Stark's. 5/2017. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Here you guys - : 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Shiraz, 14% Petit Verdot & 9% Malbec.  According to what I read this is a reintroduction of shiraz into the blend.Their tasting notes: Intense red and black fruit with elegant notes of cinnamon spice on the nose. The palate is full bodied and savoury with a well-integrated oak component, ending with ... Read More

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  • Avalon Blend California 2015

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    This was a wine looking for a body. The nose was pretty good with Damson plum, dark cherry, spice and modest tannins and balanced acidity. Short aftertaste drink now - 83 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Irouleguy Domaine Ilarria 2012

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Wiltshire [www.yapp.co.uk ] for ... of 55% cabernet franc, 25% cabernet sauvignon and 20% tannant.I started my bottle last night with my supper of beef stew. There is plenty of a slightly tart cherry and menthol style fruit with fairly soft tannins that gave sufficient structure.I thought this an OK ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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