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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  • Gorman Winery Cabernet-Syrah Blend Red Mountain the Evil Twin 2006

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    Delicious, full bodied and good finish. Read More

    Wine review by michaelwine


  • Elderton E Series Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia 2014

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    Thick and richly spiced aromas of bold black currant and blackberry with dusty dark cacao notes and wisps of smoke. A bit candied on the palate with bold cherry syrup notes, smoky spice coming up towards the finish with a medicinal cough lozenge note throughout. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • OK, as a Social Security pensioner, I'm as interested in <$20 wines as ...  Kirkland Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon for less than < $20?  Guess what.  They are all pretty darned good wines. Are they better than the Kirkland Chianti or CdP?  Who cares?Believe me when I tell you, we can perform the same exercise at Total Wine stores.As I am posti... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Value Wines - under $20 USD...


  • Costes de Beyrac Buzet 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington ... consists ... consists of 50% merlot,27%cabernet sauvignon and 23% cabernet franc.I started the bottle last night with my roast pork supper.At first,I thought it a little dry and austere but after a couple of hours it seemed to open up to reveal plenty of a blackcurrant,blackbe... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by doowaa73


  • Markham Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by doowaa73


  • Going to a Cabernet Degustation next WednesdayThe Wine line upAustralia ... ... ... 'Rifle Range' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 94 Points - Gary Walsh The Wine FrontLakes Folly 2014 95+ Points - Gary Walsh The Wine Front USA  Matthiasson Oak Knoll District Cabernet Sauvignon 2012Mount Brave Cabernet 2012 92 points Robert Parker's Wine AdvocateMt Ed... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US


  • Sometimes we get used to paying upwards of $100 for a nice bottle of wine from the wine shop.  Those are the 'good days' that we want to remember, but soon you notice your bank account is dropping faster than Trumps approval rating, so you start looking for more value-oriented wines that are tasty in their own right.When you find a nice wine tha... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Value Wines - under $20 USD...


  • Great time with my "Somm Ladies" tasting a good variety of vinos.Pictured here is a partial list of our tastings:• Featherstone Phoenix '16 - Reisling/Gewurztraminer• Weingut Frank - Gruner Veltliner• The Hatch, B.Yanco '14 - Pinot Blanc/Gewurztraminer• Conte Valdemar '15 - Rioja Rosé• Château d'Aqueria '14 - Tavel Rosé• Domaine Queylus '13 - Pi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Americans seem to be growing in curiosity about Spain. Numbers indicate ... to ... ... to consider along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chianti, and Barolo.Felipe Gonzalez-Gordon explains why the American wine consumer should be drinking these two wines, “US consumers should know that Ribera del Duero is one of the most highly regarded wine ... Read More

    From the article Ribera y Rueda: A Tale of Two Wines


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