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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  • Oak Ridge Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi 2009


    Either this bottle was "corked," or the 2007 Lodi Oak Ridge Cabernet is by far the oakiest Cab I've ever had. What might otherwise be a typical sweet, fruit-forward wine has been completely overwhelmed by French and American oak aging (or spoiled by a bad cork). The flavor is tough to evaluate beneath all the oak and sugar, and the finish on thi... Read More

    Wine review by Cheap Wine Critic

  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape Aoc Blanc Domaine Vieux Télégraphe Clairette Roussanne Bar Boulenc Grenache Blanc 2007


    We opened up a bottle of the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon last Sunday to go with our Father's Day meal. This is a big bold Cab with lots of flavor. It's loaded with heavy dark fruits (think blackberry, cherry and cassis). There are some mineral undertones as well. Big tannins provide a big dry finish. In short, this is a perfect California Cab.Y... Read More

    Wine review by eks98

  • Casa Castillo Julia Roche E Hijos Jumilla las Gravas 2003


    Very full body. Good with a heavy meal. Cherry, raisin, smooth. Very oaky. Not a lot of aftertaste. Read More

    Wine review by abeth

  • Acquagiusta Rosso 2007


    Full bodied with smooth long finish. Big fruit but no overpowering. Aged in stainless. A truly excellent wine for the price. Read More

    Wine review by mattk0302

  • Regusci Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Twenty Bench 2009


    Really like the 2007 and 2006. The 2009 Twenty Bench had no structure to it. It either needs another 2-3 years in the cellar or simply lacks the punch of previous years. Read More

    Wine review by Stallion

  • Paso Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2007


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    Wine review by nat71ram

  • Burly Cabernet Sauvignon 2005


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    Wine review by DetectiveK

  • Hi i'm a 57 year old Glugger from Birmingham Englandi have always glugged a glass or two but am only just trying to understand themi have a brother who as lived in France for the last 30 years and when we get togetherit gets a bit fuzzy around the edges.but i would like to get a few good wines in the cellar for when he comes over to stayand it l... Read More

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  • Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley 2008


    A little bit of dark fruit. Lots of herb, which I LOVE. And nice, rich woods like oak, juniper or cedar, and just a touch of vanilla. Sweet earth! MINERAL.I really love this cabernet. I suspect it has something to do with being grown in volcanic soils in Knights Valley.And the price (around $20) is great. This is my special treat wine that I get... Read More

    Wine review by lolazaza

  • Anakena Cabernet Sauvignon Valle de Rapel 2009


    Very big cherry flavor with a long, tart finish. Read More

    Wine review by naughtonkp

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