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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  • Stephen Vincent Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast 2012


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    Wine review by gmb468

  • The last wine I got this sensation in was a 2012 Quivet Cabernet Sauvignon Las Piedras. Now that's kind of expensive and tough to find.Have you tried Barolo, or Langhe Nebbiolo? 2012 Sandrone Nebbiolo d'alba might be one to try if you like big tannins and complex fruit character.Cheers, and welcome to the forum. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Best Inky Wines?

  • HI everone. New to Snooth here, but would love some recommendations. Not so much on the varietals- but specific wines/vintages if you have any favorites to share.I crave the darkest, inkiest wines that you can only drink with good friends (or alone haha) because your mouth turns purple. I tend to prefer dark fruits over red, full body, fruit for... Read More

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  • Tamarack Cellars Firehouse Red 2009


    Wine Sellers of Saugatuck, 10/15. Consumed at Thanksgiving dinner 2015. Lovely blend of nine wines. Paired well with all the taste treats at our festive feast. All this for $10, the Saugatuck Wine Store was a real great find. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Vina Siegel Uber Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


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    Wine review by doublefantasy

  • Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2013


    Thanksgiving 2015. Thom's go to wine, he brought it. I had a 1/2 glass. It came in fifth of five wines I tasted. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Rodney Strong Rockaway Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2012


    This takes a while to open up in the glass, but as it does it blossoms with crushed violet, black currant and black cherry notes, austere earth and smoke, and baking spice. In the mouth it's rich and velvety, with touches of dried fig and fresh plum, blackberry and black cherry and loads of spice. This is a big wine which is well balanced and su... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Orin Swift Cellars Papillon Napa Valley 2013


    Full bodied and rich with smooth tannins; decanted for one hour. Excellent wine. Read More

    Wine review by markscheidler

  • Groth Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 2006


    More reddish than purple in the glass. Muted musty nosemay need more air time for SO2 to blow off. Pleasant light hit of red fruitplum, cherryon entry. Strong acid is complemented by quite firm (still) tannin. Some tobacco mid-to-back palate. Not a powerhouse Napa Cab to my way of thinkingmore like a claret. Good wine that nobody should fee... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • The Barnett Pinot Noir was the best wine of the night, as agreed to by all. ... Beringer Knight's Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.  I know its a rather cheap cab but for the money it is good enough for me.  I think it was only around $25 a bottle at Total Win Read More

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  • I like wine that is dry, that tastes like dirt,minerals,tobacco,leather...what kind is that? I found a Scones Pitite Sarah and a Merlot that I liked while wine tasting...but when shopping I have no idea what I'm doing.

    Comment by 1066600Krowvitz 1066600 Krowvitz

  • I have a 1987 cabernet sauvignon want to know if someone would be interested in buying it good condition.

    Comment by 1870458Snoother 1870458 1870458 Snoother 1870458

  • I have a 2006 Eaglehawk Cabernet Sauvignon. Is it OK to drink?

    Comment by 1566745Snoother 1566745 1566745 Snoother 1566745

  • Full-bodied, plummy, tart, and slightly tannin.

    Comment by 939533Bigfatwino 939533 Bigfatwino

  • how much does a 1.5L of brassfield cabernet sauvignon cost???

    Comment by 1466736mamscan 1466736 mamscan

  • What is it monetary value.

    Comment by 1442058Snoother 1442058 1442058 Snoother 1442058

  • Hello I have a Harvard business school class of 1988 graduate bottle of1985 Sonoma county Cabernet Sauvignon. Produced and bottle by glen Ellen winery and vineyards

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  • there are great tasting cabernet's from different regions that you can buy at the lowest prices I found on that are not in stores.

    Comment by 1397821wineplusjerky 1397821 wineplusjerky

  • Recently while in SanFrancisco we enjoyed Cedar Brook Cabernet Sauvignon. can you please tell me if this is available to purchase in australia?

    Comment by 1264574Deryn 1264574 Deryn

  • How ca we get it shipped to Illinois?

    Comment by 1112783lorendunkley 1112783 lorendunkley

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