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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  • welcome aboard! Watch out for that Al character, he pairs Cabernet Sauvignon with seafood....  ______________________________omair Read More

    Forum post in the topic Strawberry Pomegranate Wine


  • The opportunity to invest in wine before it enters the bottle is a special one, ... ... especially in reds where Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc dominate. The wines far exceed 2013 and are the best since 2010. The best reds offer freshness and refreshment as well as good mid- to long-term potential. The key was the lengthy Indian Summer. ... Read More

    From the article Investing in Bordeaux 2014


  • Cheval des Andes 2009 2009

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    Another one had at dinner at Capital Grille, a big burly Wine. deep dusky perfectly balanced fruit, a bit of smoke, earth, herbs, some chocolate, oak, tannins and acidity. Long long finish of roasted preserves and oak. If anything still a bit young. Bit pricey for Restaurant use, but quite something for home use. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Tonight I opened a 2012 Michael Pozzan Cabernet Sauvignon that I expected to just be 'so-so'.  I don't think I paid all that much for it.  I was pleasantly surprised to taste a pretty good cab!  It appears these bottles spend a good amount of time in oak (the 2011 bottles spent 16 months in oak) and OT will be pleased that it's from the Alexande... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • What is Charles Shaw Ceres Cabernet Sauvignon? Don't call it Napa Cab you'll get us in trouble! But it's sometimes difficult to hold your tongue. Mainly because Charles Shaw Ceres Cabernet Sauvignon is made in the same way as those much more expensive wines produced by our neighbors in the north. A well made Charles Shaw is an oxymoron you can p... Read More

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  • Anyone had this? WOW! It's back!! YES!Dear Oenophile,THE 2010 IS OUT, ... BROMAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA VALLEY $47.99!!  $288 A 6-PACK!! C'mon!! Such a deal! In Stock one week! Broman Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley -- 2010 750ml  Fantastic wine for the money and the vineyard pedigree!! (2009 shown)More Info$47.99   37 In TransitQuick Add to Ca... Read More

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  • Michigan winemakers Bill & Susuan Braymer were featured this past Thursday ... ... Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Who's laughing now?” The Braymers then outlined several points which, in their opinion, could boost Michigan's wine industry. “Let's start with changing Michigan Wine Month,” the couple said. “Right now, it's April. Wh... Read More

    From the article Too Optimistic? Winemakers Pitch Prestigious Future for Michigan Wines


  • Warwick Estates the First Lady 2011

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    Binny's 4/2015. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Boy, I had too much to drink last night.  I'm taking it easy today, ... bottles (2006 Medlock Ames Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2011 Pangloss Cabernet Sauvignon) but they were not opened. &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Welcome Lindemen. Try A Columbia Crest Two Vines Cabernet-Merlot. You can also ... try a Chateau Ste Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon. Cheers!&nbs Read More

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  • 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 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


  • How ca we get it shipped to Illinois?

    Comment by 1112783lorendunkley 1112783 lorendunkley


  • a wonderfull mellow wine with no acidy after taste

    Comment by 1110919B EDWARDS 1110919 B EDWARDS


  • Thanks Don! Now I become baby for Cab club. Tell me more about great and reasonable Cabs for daily table.

    Comment by 375798hdkizw 375798 hdkizw


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