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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  • EM - I asked my better half if we have ever eaten Morroccan food and she ... there while I enjoyed a nice cabernet sauvignon with Sandra and her dad.  This bottle was a gift from our neighbor a few streets over.  We gave them one of our special wines from Chile.  Anyway, this Sterling cab was very nice, with a luscious mouth feel and good frui... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Primus Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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    Christmas 2014, from my mother. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Chateau Loudenne Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2009

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    (Past tasting 16 Jun 2013) Deep maroon. Oaky and savoury! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Chateau Labadie Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2009

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    (Past tasting 25 Nov 2013) Dark, even purplish. Deep oak and berries. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Pengwine Fairy Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec Rose Chile 2006

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    (Past tasting 11 May 2013) Earthy, with crisp minerals Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Vineyard 29 Cru Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    An outstanding Canernet for the 44-50 dollar price tag! This is another amazing wine from the genus that is Phileppe Melka. The wine is rich, bright, supple, and smooth. This is an outstanding showing to Vineyard 29 portfolio! Don't miss this one! Cheers! Read More

    Wine review by Stallion


  • Textbook Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012

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    Not a bad Cabernet,,,,I just expected more from everything I read. Lots of cherry and licorice on the nose. The wine lacks a solid backbone, and as a result ends up being a tad bit thin......It was just ok....I wanted more substance. Cheers! Read More

    Wine review by Stallion


  • Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    Binny's 12/2014. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Columbia Crest Cabernet H3 2012

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    Binny's 12/2014. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Orin Swift NV Mute NV

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    Chocolate Cherry flavors. Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • 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


  • 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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