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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  • SketchBook Cabernet Sauvignon Mendocino County 2014

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    Darkly smoked notes of strawberry and raspberry with burnt earth and tar notes. This is more fruity in the mouth, but a bit tart with cranberry and strawberry fruit and a whole lot of acidity. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • William Hill Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast 2014

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    Soft red fruit notes of raspberry, strawberry and cranberry on the nose with floral spice. More red fruit notes of cranberry and cherry on the palate with a core of leathery smoke coming through and streaking to the finish which has good length and a touch of oak. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • I think we need to visit Stags Leap the next time we get down to Napa Valley. ... the same 2013 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon on sale at this shop (for $103) that was the winning wine at the wine party last night.  I still didn't get to taste it though, as it wasn't hooked up to their tasting machines.  Sign... Read More

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  • Skyfall Columbia Valley Red Blend 2014

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    Decent enough for the price point with red berry fruits - cherry mainly - and a touch of blueberry. Earthy notes add to relatively mild tannins and good acidity. 87 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Z Alexander Brown "Uncaged" Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    This is a very mild mannered cabby. MOstly red berry fruits, mild tannins and acidity on the finish. Better with food. 87 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Vignobles Paul Mas Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2012

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    fruity and savoury, with hints of french oak Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • I don't know about that Fox but you're right, I was interested in the ... used today: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Kékfrankos, Kadarka, Blauburger, Kékoportó, Kékmedoc, Zweigelt. That last one didn't even exist before the 1900s, so it's not part of any tradition. But they used to plant different varieties in a vineya... Read More

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  • Chateau Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon California 2014

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    Red fruit notes of red currant, raspberry and dark cherry on the nose. Milk chocolate cherry, bright acidity and gripping tannins on the palate give way to a light red fruit finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Apothic Dark 2012

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    Absolutely love this wine, I believe it is the best glass of wine I have ever had! Read More

    Wine review by Gardenartist


  • Chteau Puygueraud Francs Cote Bordeaux 2009

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    Not a subtle wine at all. 24+ months of oak aging result in a wonderful blackberry and sweet black currant on a wave choolate, sweet dark cherries tannins and balanced acidity. This is oipulent and generous. Well done - 92 points - drink or hold - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • 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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