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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  • Lockwood Cabernet Sauvignon Monterey 2007


    Lockwood Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 at Costco is a real deal. This is real wine from sunny Monterey ! Very good wine for $7.89. Pros: Cheap, full body , strong tannins, chocolate, taste as classic cabernet sauvignon, low acidity. Cons: not fruity, lower sweetness. This is hightly recommended wine for the money. Read More

    Wine review by Far Nientes

  • Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast Vintner's Collection 2008


    Sterling Cab is absolutely wonderfull wine. Ideal sweetness, balanced optimal tannins, full body, fruity and simply perfect red wine Read More

    Wine review by Far Nientes

  • Chocovine 2005


    I had my first bottle last night and just loved it! I bought it at Sunfest Market in Branson, Mo. I am so impressed with it I am going to buy at least 5 bottles and hope they restock. Read More

    Wine review by lynnemaria

  • Alexander & Fitch Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2006


    Alexander & Fitch Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 is grat wine for the money. Pros : Cheap, Optimal Sweetness, Nothing is disturbing. Cons: Medium Body, tastes watery like La Crema's Pinot Noir, but that's ok. Or it tastes like Zinfandel, I can't believe it's Cab Read More

    Wine review by Far Nientes

  • Gnarly Head Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi 2009


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    Wine review by tkhd648

  • Though Argentina is well known for their Malbec, they are much less so for other grapes that might be worthy of equal fame. With vast swaths of land suitable for the cultivation of wine grapes, finding more than Cabernet should not come as a surprise to anyone. Still, what might be surprising is the emerging Argentine style.While it can be benef... Read More

    From the article Argentine Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Bridlewood Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2009


    Terrific plummy color. Unfortunate viney and alcoholic aromas. Vine flavors continue on the palate, but then as the wine moves across the palate sweetness emerges (maybe from the alcohol?). Fruit emerges, but it's not typical cabernet flavor. More like Pinot. Some roughness around the edges of the tongue. OK, medium finish. US$10.99 at To... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Caravan 2008


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    Wine review by anchca

  • Darioush Cab 375 2007


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    Wine review by anchca

  • Sucano Umbria Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon 2008


    Revisiting this Italian wine and getting some interesting characteristics. Get an unmistakeable whiff of roasted chili peppers on the nose with some black pepper sprinkled on top. Rich flavors of tobacco and tar accompany the mild tannins. This is a really well put together wine and isn´t too austere to drink did we mention it is ferm... Read More

    Wine review by WinePleasures

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