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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  • Hmmm.  Nobody's been here in over five hours.NBDAbout to grill some ... ... he was able to get some Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the Montecillo vineyard..  From my memory, this vineyard is high in the Maycamas Mountains on the Sonoma County side but, literally, within spitting diistance of Napa County.So what? That is interesting to know, b... Read More

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  • Keating Cabernet Sauvignon Montecillo Vineyard Moon Mountain District 2014

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    Muted flavors of dark fruitnicely, unsweetened. A lot of unresolved tanninsunderstandable for such a young wine, but I know of numerous Napa mountain cabs whose tannins are much more in your face. Pleasant acid. Fairly short finishfor those who care about such things. A very pleasant wine, but my guess, for whatever that is worth, that more ... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Getting back to wine for a moment, last night we hosted a wine dinner with our ... later in the evening - both Cabernet Sauvignon (2011 Repris Moon Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and a 2014 Duckhorn Canvasback Grand Passage Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain).  We served pork, lamb chops, steak and fish!  The grill was busy and I was really... Read More

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  • Jim Barry Cabernet Sauvignon the Cover Drive Coonawarra 2010

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    Inky black in the glass with dark cherry, blackberry fruit, anise, earth, spice and a touch of vanilla. Chewy tannins and good acidity lead to a medium length aftertaste. Drink now - 89 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Sterling Vineyards Vintners Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • 'After the newbies left'; I like that.  No sense in wasting ... ... ... it.  So RC, that Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra looks like it has a picture of Trump taking a golf swing on the label.  I do see that it's a cricket bat and of course Trump has a much wider ass, but my first impression was Trum Read More

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  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, eighty-three percent of wine from the ... including cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, chambourcin, chardonnay, grüner veltliner, merlot, moscato, pinot grigio, riesling, traminette, viognier, a recioto-style wine called Lacrima Dolce, as well as the endearing Ameritage. Va La Vineyards is the dream of... Read More

    From the article Wine in America, Beyond California


  • Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013

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    The best CdV Napa Valley I've had from them. Rich and full bodied with plenty of fruit, tannins dusty earth, mocha and spice - this is powerful. Great tannin to acid balance makes cellar worthy. 92 points - drink or hold - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Another evening in the district tonight.  We were back at the Phillips to ... their list, this 2012 Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon.  It was $148 on the wine list so we got it just a bit above the retail price.  We've had this wine a few times in the past, first with the 2007 vintage.  Nice wine to be sure.&nbs Read More

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  • Montes Alpha Syrah Colchagua Valley 2014

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    Wine review by DTR789WSD


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