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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  • A couple more arrived today - expecting a couple more tomorrow.  For now - ... Serie Riberas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon (Conch Y Toro)  This line is a step below the Casa Concha line but is usually very solid.  Next is the 2010 Anares Rioja Reserva from Bodega Olarr Read More

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  • This Bordeaux blend is decent but not great in any way.  It's getting ... getting ... 75% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc.  Should have tasted better in my opinion.  Was 2010 a bad year in Bordeaux?  I know that 2009 was an exceptional yea Read More

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  • Abrau Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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    the wine is wide, round and nice in all respects at the beginning and middle but suddenly ending has too much alcohol flavor, that ruins all previous benefits. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • This was dinner on Saturday night with friendsStarted with a platter of Salami, ... Green BeansThe 2004 St Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon from the Coonawarra was a typical 10-15 year old Cab from that region. Whilst St Hugo is part of the Pernod Ricard conglomerate, when they focus their resources on and provide top winemakers with the freedom to make... Read More

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  • We did the French Wine Tasting party last night at our friends house in ... ... was a Bordeaux left bank (Cabernet Sauvignon being the primary varietal).  There were many right bank Bordeaux wines and even a white Bordeaux (Sauvignon Blanc).  Our red, a 2006 Chateau Gueyrosse Bordeaux was the second favorit Read More

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  • Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2013

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    Always solid - this and their Merlot offer great QPR drinking at this level. Large dark berry fruits, red plum, chewy tannins and driving acidity make this an easy everyday drinking choice. 88 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Montes Alpha Syrah Colchagua Valley 2014

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    This lived up to it's hype and then some. Big gamey and blackberry noted lead the nose were joined by earthy tones, mocha leading to good framing acidity amf tannins. Wonderful - 91 points - drink or hold (18 - 24 months) - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • V V - Excellent pictures.  I'm sure you're having a wonderful ... ... ... this 2009 Medlock Ames Cabernet Sauvignon from Anderson Valley.   It will be paired with of all things - a frozen beef pot pie (heated up of course).  My wife and her girlfriend are off to the Kennedy Center to see the King and I tonight.  I'm not a fan of the musicals,... Read More

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  • Drink Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon Wahluke Slope 2014

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    Light raspberry, blueberry and cherry aromas, a touch candied and sweetly spiced. Blueberry, cherry and red currant fruit flavors on the palate with a fresh light texture and medium acidity. Easy drinking and mellow. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • The future of New Zealand wine is strong – both through local sales and, increasingly, export. International trade in wine remains highly competitive, market and margin-driven, and is always subject to the kindness or wrath of currencies trading - as well as Mother Nature’s influence on the raw product. The climate change effects now noticeable ... Read More

    From the article The Future of New Zealand Wine


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