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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  • Château Paloumey Red Bordeaux Blend Haut-Médoc Ailes de Paloumey 2009


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    Wine review by boglebogle

  • Château Paloumey Red Bordeaux Blend Haut-Médoc Ailes de Paloumey 2009


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    Wine review by boglebogle

  • Canyon Road Cabernet Usa Red 2007


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    Wine review by GoldenRudy

  • We enjoyed this 2008 Medlock Ames Cabernet Sauvignon last night.  Poured into our glasses right from the bottle, I probably should have given it a few minutes in the decanter but what the hell.  I noticed this bottle specifies 'small vines' instead of a particular vineyard.  I checked on their website and found this explanation:"Our single-block... Read More

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  • Neyers Napa Valley Left Bank Red Blend 2014


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    Wine review by boglebogle

  • Happy Garnacha Day! This day celebrates Garnacha and honors its freedom from ... ... for its Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. That definition is evolving as the region commits to increase plantings of its native Garnacha over the next few years. This does not mean that all DO Somontano Garnacha is young. The region is known for old-vine Gar... Read More

    From the article The Map to Great Garnacha, Part Three

  • Parducci True Grit Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


    Very easy drinking Cabernet. Would have enjoyed tasting this with a few other Cabernets to see just where this one sits and ranks. Good balance of oak and fruit, with dark fruit, a bit of coffee/chocolate, and some vanilla bean. Not bad for a restaurant selection. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Not too keen on Mission and their prices, Greg. Milano's has always been ... with Leese-Fitch 2013 (Napa) Cabernet Sauvignon. I'd been looking to try this bottle since I saw The Tasting Panel of give it a 90 rating. I found it @ Milano's @ $12, but was I ever disappointed! It isn't  as good as some reds at half the price. I'm always l... Read More

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  • Every wine producing country has strengths and weaknesses, some more than ... ... ... been best known for Cabernet Sauvignon with good reason -- they excel with that varietal. However, a host of other grapes thrive in Chile. For starters, Pinot Noir, one of the most fickle grapes in the world, is being produced in a genuine style that speaks ... Read More

    From the article Think Beyond Chilean Cabernet

  • Had some really amazing rack of lamb off the grill toninght.  OT would ... have been impressed.I love Cabernet Sauvignon with lamb.  This is what we had tonight: Oak and vines on the nose with some black fruit.  On the tongue, black fruit is there--black plum and currant.  Also, get this, a suggestion of lemon.  Farther back under the palate I... Read More

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