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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  • Oh, that's an easy one.  Barnett Rattlesnake Cabernet Sauvignon, Spring Mountain District. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Full bodied


  • Looking for a really full bodied red wine - the more robust the better, up to $150ish. Thanks!   Read More

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  • Santa Julia Organic Cabernet 2010

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    Good for the price, easy drinking, not acidic. No real back bone millennial wine for sure. Read More

    Wine review by tbonetone


  • Miolo Quinto Do Seival 2004

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    Wine review by weshassen


  • Sleight of Hand Illusionist Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    Picked up two bottles of this after reading a gushing Wine Spectator review calling it a 92. Not! It is a decent cab, but nothing spectacular, certainly not worthy of any rating in the 90s on anybody's scale. Not sure what they were thinking. Of course, decanted and breathed for over two hours. It had a good bouquet, opened well, initial taste g... Read More

    Wine review by wenwyia


  •  2014 Myriad Cellars Syrah Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard - USA, ... ... Vineyards / Gallo of Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon Frei Ranch Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (3/19/2017)DOA, crumbly dry cork, methinks it spent a lot of its life upright. No leakage but it has been OTH for quite some time. NR (flawed) 2001 Dehlinger... Read More

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  • I was at a wine event in Yountville yesterday where they were pouring a number ... from somewhere else. In the Cabernet Sauvignon camp there were not a lot of standouts in the widely available realm.2013 Beaulieu Vineyards Georges de Latour was one of the best I tasted on the day. If you can find this give it a whirl. It really depends on your... Read More

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  • Bello Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by migelangell


  • Stephen, you should start thinking in terms of sourcing from the US directly. I ... I ... du Val 1985 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon  |  2 in stock  |  $89.99 Diamond Creek 1985 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow 6L  |  1 in stock  |  $999.99 Forman 1998 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon   |  11 in stock  |  $89.99 Forman 1999 Napa Merlot   |  12 in stock... Read More

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  • 2013 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon - $100-125 (Also see 2009, 10, 11)Ridge Monte Bello - $150+ (All vintages)If you want the best of Cabernet, it's typically $100+Will try to add to this later.  Read More

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