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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  • Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by zachattack77


  • Since I initiated this India thread, it is my job to get it in line!!!!Well, how many of you know that the GROVER ZAMPA WINERY in India, produces lovely wine?I first learnt about this winery, at one of my favourite spots in London, where it is served.Grovers La Reserve is delicious; a rich blend of Cabernet-Sauvignon and Shiraz.Both Kapil Grover... Read More

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  • Myriad Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2014

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    Nose of dark fruit and, maybe, prune. Typical CS currant on the tip of the tongue. Some dustiness. Sturdy tannins. I was eager to open this one up. I may have been over eager. My remaining bottles will remain sideways for quite some time. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Estate 2011

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    Wine review by beauty7


  • Agreed Amour. There's no harm to it and often a nice upside.D - I ... ... I ... people with opulence.Cabernet Sauvignon only appeared in what, the eighteenth century? The oldest grape known is Muscat d' Alexandria, which makes sense because it smells beautiful and given the probable aromas of ancient times, that's no small thing. Then there a... Read More

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  • Ah, a very nice day here in Northern Virginia.  It got up to 70 F by late ... ... Duckhorn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon in the decanter.  Steak will be my choice, and Sandra will grill a piece of Salmon.  Life is very goo Read More

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  • OK, my OCD is kicking in.Al, did the Somm say that it contained ... Bordeaux varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot and the rarer St. Macaire, Gros Verdot and Carmenère. If the blend includes any other grape variety, it is, by definition, not a Meritage. Also, to qualify as a Meritage, no single grape varie... Read More

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  • Big Challenge AmourChampagne [pref from Mesnil] OystersRiesling - ... - Asian ... - Asian PorkShiraz - SteakCabernet Sauvignon - Roast Lamb or Aged CheddarChateau d'Yquem - Creme Brul Read More

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  • RBA - I wasn't so much that I was expecting a poor showing - their Cabernet Sauvignon and Les Chaveaux Red Blend (Both Columbia Valley as well.) are very good wines in their own right, but this was standing next to some really storied and good wines.  All were more expensive and received good hype except for the Chateau Fontbernard - which was v... Read More

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