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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  • Penfold's "Bin 8" Cabernet/Shiraz South Australia 2012

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    Wine review by finney


  • Penfold's "Bin 8" Cabernet/Shiraz South Australia 2012

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    Wine review by finney


  • Penfold's "Bin 8" Cabernet/Shiraz South Australia 2012

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    Wine review by finney


  • Well favourite Daughters 21st went with out too much troubleThe Sangria was ... - McLaren Vale2013 St Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra2012 Wynns Black Label Cab Sav Coonawarra2012 Saltrams No 1 SHiraz Barossa Valley2008 Penfolds St Henri Shirazand possibly a few others but by 3.30am it was a bit fuzzy &nbs Read More

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  • The second day (Thursday) was to be full of fun and excitement.  We did ... Cabernet Franc.  The Cabernet Sauvignon was nothing to write home about.Oh, breakfast at our Bed & Breakfast Inn was very tasty and a good way to start off the day.  The place is near a corner with lots of road noise though.  I was awoken a few times by traffic during ... Read More

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  • Sandra and I needed to head down south to Charlottesville, Virginia this week to attend a Louis Black comic performance at the Paramont Theater.  Louis wasn't playing closer to us in Washington DC like he usually does, so we figured why not go down there and make it a Bed & Breakfast trip with some wine tasting tossed in.  And thus it was to be.... Read More

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  • Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Médoc 2006

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    This 2006 is a very fine wine, but has been marred by too much oak; an earlier tasting showed that at least 10 years was required to tame this excess. Today ( Feb 2017) the wine is far more refined, the dry, cedar bark and blackberry nose and entry is smoother, but still quite tannic; there is a lot of oak. A tasty wine without doubt, but prod... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • St. Supery Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    Nice unsweetened dark fruit on entry. Lots of earthiness. Lots of oaky factors. Stiff tannins suggested that patient aging will be beneficial. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Esteemed wine critics like Robert Parker and Antonio Galloni employ ... and an ... and an unexpected answer. Cabernet Sauvignon is the James Bond of grapes. If it wore clothes the closet would be filled with  smoking jackets, leather jackets, dinner jackets - wow Cab Sauv wears a lot of jackets. Is it manly because of the tannic thick skinned,... Read More

    From the article Does your wine have a gender?


  • THE OTHER RED BLEND is made of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Syrah. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


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