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 glass of wine can go a really long way. Andrew McMurray, a ... of ... ... of wine for sale: a 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, a 2013 Pinto Grigio, a 2012 Merlot and a 2012 Chardonnay. Photo Credit: Rich Feloni, Twitt Read More

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  • Casa Lapostolle Merlot Rapel Valley 2010


    I liked this one quite a bit although apparently Lapostolle is not known as a Cabernet Sauvignon winery. It is not too deep but tasty without a lot of bitterness. The flavor doesn't last particularly long but it is quite nice with a dinner or for sipping. It's not particularly hearty and benefited from some time sitting out. I would purchase it... Read More

    Wine review by tomlib

  • Yalumba Eden Valley FDR 1A 2010


    Powerful aromas of eucalyptus, tanning leather, oregano and a touch of texas barbecue. Flavors are explosive with bright red cherries, fresh acidity, candied currants, cinnamon and clove. This is a truly big wine, commanding and full of gripping tannins and loads of acidity. Bring lots of food with you to this party. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Adelaida Cellars the Tribe 2010


    Really nice 2010 Paso red blend. Crushed black cherry nose, more black cherry, red cherry, green plum, light fine grained tannins, nice acidity and a medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Summers Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve 2012


    Classic big and powerful red fruit aromas of raspberry and cherry with good age indicators like well tanned leather and tobacco. Similarly structured on the palate, with the addition of cherry cola and candied sugar dates, clay, eucalyptus and licorice. This powerful and delicious wine can easily age for several years. 90pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Summers Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Andrianna's Cuvee 2012


    Dusty and hot red fruit aromas with tea leaf, black cherry and violets. Tart acidity, black cherry and chocolate flavors are still a little restrained by youth but will open up considerably in the coming years. Already the wine has excellent structure and good ripe fruit flavors, loads of lively acidity and good power. Oaky vanilla, smoke and le... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Summers Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga 2011


    Light red fruit aromas of cherry and raspberry. Flavors are bold and fresh, with tart acidity bracing the bright cherry flavors, light brown sugar, black licorice and a hint of cocoa powder. Tannins are noticeable but not gripping - a fine Cabernet that isn't overpowering. 90pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Chateau le Ferreau Belair Cotes de Bourg 2010


    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington ... is a blend ... is a blend of 60% merlot,30% cabernet sauvignon and 10% malbec and is aged for two years in used oak barrels. I had it with the Sunday lunch of lamb shanks. There is plenty of a blackcurrant and plum style fruit and the tannins were soft but held things together... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Even my wine geek pals start to reach out to me around this time of year: ... ... see what I mean.McGah 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Scarlett For the down-home stylist:This is a brilliantly balanced, sweet Moscato, a wine style that recently has met raging success in the USA. Choose either the 375 ml or 750 ml to match your stylist’s pricing chart.... Read More

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  • Santa Carolina Cab Reserva 2012


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    Wine review by Piyakkad

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