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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  • Continuing the topic without being too messy for DM, we are now looking at ... ... again, but probably not the Cabernet Sauvigno Read More

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  • In Situ Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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  • Bonjour!Please accept my introduction today. Currently, I am Proprietor of La ... La ... in each category (a cabernet sauvignon, a red blend, a pinot noir, a chardonnay and a sauvignon blanc) which would be my daily go to. Something noteworthy, yet affordable. I would appreciate any input towards that endeavor.Please may you enjoy a lovely da... Read More

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  • I still have the program from that NSO performance.  The Britten piece was ... ... Then it was time for a Cabernet Sauvignon from Repris.  These are good but not my favorite cabs.  I like them to present a little more frui Read More

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  • Moniker Cabernet Sauvignon Mendocino County 2014

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    Chocolate, blackberries and black currant on the nose with a dusty moist earth and even a bit of red fruit. Bright and cheerful palate of fresh spice, zesty acidity, cherry, cranberry and strawberry fruit and a pleasantly long mixed berry and cocoa powder finish that's glazed with a bit of medicine Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2013

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    Rich, savory aromas of ripe raspberry, cherry and earthy plum on the nose, lightly floral and complex. Explodes on the palate with juicy cranberry and red currant flavors, a bit of herb, cherry fruit and dry, dusty earth and leather. This is mellow and smooth but very expressive, with herb, fruit and tannic earth in equal parts, good structure a... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste Pauillac 5e Cru Classe 1992

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... of wine consists of 75% cabernet sauvignon,20% merlot and 5% cabernet franc and was aged for 18 months in oak barrels [50% new]. I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast pheasant.There is some blackcurrant and black cherry style fruit but there are also pronounced flavours of coffe... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • We opened this Duckhorn (Paradux winery) red blend last night and it was a ... ... Verdot, 42% Zinfandel, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon Aging & Oak 18 months in oak 95% French oak, 5% American oak 60% New oak, 40% Second Vintage Winemaker Notes The prized Petit Verdot from Block 4 has yielded a big robust wine, with bold tannins and dark, voluptuous f... Read More

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  • Medrano Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Casaterra 2008

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    Would rate 3½ glasses. Has been stored perfectly and held up well. No pyrotechnics but very pleasant quaff, May lack a bit of fruit but well integrated Cab, true to form. Notes of cherry and tar with no browning - - still quite vigorous. Like it. Read More

    Wine review by chapspot


  • Chateau de Sales 2012

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    I bought this bottle of wine back in May on my trip to Bordeaux.The Pomerol ... consists of 72% merlot,15% cabernet sauvignon and 13% cabernet franc and spent six months in oak barrels.I started it last night with my supper of roast lamb.There is some blackcurrant and plum style fruit but I was disappointed that the tannins were quite astringe... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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