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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  • Wolf Blass Shiraz Merlot Cabernet Eaglehawk 2012

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    rich in fruits... but cloying Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Maryhill Winery Proprietor's Reserve Tavola Rosso Columbia Valley 2011

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    Sweet molasses and maple syrup aromas with ripe cherry and strawberry fruit on the nose. Dry and sticky in the mouth, this carries an herbal backbone throughout with tarry minerality, loamy earth and good structure. Fruit flavors are darker than the palate and carrying blackberry and black cherry along with a dark chocolate and roasted espresso ... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Peirano Estate Vineyards The Other Red Blend Lodi 2014

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    Savory and fruity aromas of dark baking spice, raspberry and strawberry with notes of blossom, fresh dewy earth and a touch of cherry. Well integrated palate with harmonious red fruit notes of ripe cherry, raspberry and red currant, a bit tart but easy drinking and approachable with soft tannins and a violet, blueberry finish with good balance. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Justin Vineyards & Winery Savant Paso Robles 2014

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    Savory and spicy on the nose and quite concentrated with dark black currant and blackberry preserve notes and powerful sweet spice. Richly flavorful and full on the palate, still this is deceptive and seems lighter than it is. Flavors are well developed and complex with dark chocolate and raspberry flavors set against darker black cherry and bla... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Here in the United States we are on a first-name basis with our wine grapes. ... ... Paso Robles 2014Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, GrenacheSavory and spicy on the nose and quite concentrated with dark black currant and blackberry preserve notes and powerful sweet spice. Richly flavorful and full on the palate, still this is deceptive and seems l... Read More

    From the article The Rise of Non-Traditional Wine Blends


  • Decoy Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    We love this wine! Great for entertaining or when you want to enjoy fantastic wine in private - phenomenal wine for the price, don't be fooled just because you can appreciate it for less than $20 in CA. :-) Read More

    Wine review by Radene


  • Fanagoria Author's Wine Cabernet-Merlot 2015

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    Kind of Italian style wine. I feel a little saperavi ending, maybe they reuse same barrels, but it's nice in general. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Vina Aresti Aresti Family Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

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    fruity, but feels like an entry-level. straightforward Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Domaine Gonet-Medeville Bordeaux Superieur Cru Mon Plaisir 2014

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    young and fruity, very inviting! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Chateau Liversan Haut-Medoc 2003

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    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website ... consists of ... consists of 50% merlot,49% cabernet sauvignon and 1% cabernet franc and was aged in oak barrels. I started the bottle last night with my supper of chicken breast wrapped in bacon and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a blackcurranbt and blueberry style fruit ther... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • I have A january 1979 0704 K bottle for sale call or text interest at 770-243-3810

    Comment by 1974971Jeremy A Arp 1974971 Jeremy A Arp


  • 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

    Comment by 1442058Snoother 1442058 1442058 Snoother 1442058


  • there are great tasting cabernet's from different regions that you can buy at the lowest prices I found on www.wineplusjerky.com 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


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