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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  • Italy

    Wine in Italy is as much an integral part of everyday culture as love, family, cuisine and usin...

  • Napa

      There is some debate over how this famous wine region got its name. Spanish settlers named...

  • Sonoma County

      Wine-making in Sonoma, California began in 1812 when Russian colonists planted grapes at F...

  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

  • California

    Viticulture in California began in the 1700s as Spanish missionaries worked their way north fro...

  • USA

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  • Australia

    The history of wine-making in Australia dates back to the late 1700s when the first European se...

  • Argentina

    Argentina is one of the top five wine-producing countries in the world. For a long time, most o...

  • Chile

    Winemaking was first introduced to Chile by Spanish settlers in the 1500’s, but it wasn’t until...

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    The history of the farm “Il Poggio” is nearly as ancient as its land, which has always rewarded m...

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    The Boscaini family have been the owners of the Masi vineyards for six generations. Sandro Boscai...

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      Castello del Poggio is just that - a castle. With a history dating back to medieval tim...

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    The “Cantine San Silvestro” is located in the territory of the Commune of Novello. It mainly prod...

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Cabernet Sauvignon on Snooth

  • Ernie Els Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2011

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    Impressive, but seems young and a bit raggedy edged, everything not quite settled in. Perhaps, given a couple of years, this one will be great. Beautiful chocolate/plum/cherry/thyme nose and dark dark ruby/burgundy color. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Last week I published reviews of some varied roses currently on the market. At ... modest finish. 87pts CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013 Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rose Coastal Region South Africa 12.5% $9 All cabernet all the time here with great complexity to the herbaceous aromas of cut grass, dried herbs and bell peppers that are layered over a... Read More

    From the article Pinot or Cabernet?


  • Nectar Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by Derek25


  • Dama da Ma Cow Girl Cabernet 2009

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    The wine is a deep ruby in the glass with excellent clarity. The nose is warm and full of ripe black fruit, blackberries, cassis, and black cherry with hints of smoky black pepper and Asian spice. The taste is really quite nice, a burst of fruit at the outset that quickly transitions to some earthy notes of green grass and limestone. The fini... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by jamlani


  • We opened this BV Cabernet Sauvignon last night while watching American Greed, and I just wasn't too impressed with the overall mouth feel.  It was decent but nothing to write home about.  It was one recommended in these forums however. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Chateau Cantelys Pessac Leognan 2009

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    This wine takes some air to open up. Moderate color, not inky, soft tannin, some cedar in the nose with plum, spice, black currant and floral notes. Medium body with a fairly long finish. An enjoyable wine but at this price point, I could beat it with a Washington state red blend or cab. My rating-- 89. Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko


  • Today was massage day (yes, every two weeks) and after that I enjoyed a flight ... was the 2011 Black Stallion Cabernet Sauvignon.  It was very tast Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • The Clos Fourtet (St Emilion) was, the other two Cabernet Sauvignon driven though I don't know the exact percentages.Followed up with a 2003 Chateau Musar and a 2009 Pinot Nero...will have to ask who the producer was but I enjoyed both of them arguably more than the Bordeaux. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Isabel Mondavi Deep Rose Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013

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    A bit buttery on the nose with lots of black fruit that shows a jammy quality and a fairly spicy and vaguely meaty quality to the nose. A hint on the sweet side though with good, well integrated acids helping to keep this balanced. this is rather fruit, black currant and boysenberry fruits show a bit of jaminess and a subtle cocoa and tree bark ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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