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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  • Monte Antico Toscana 2013


    A very neutral wine: pleasant but not creative; bland but not boring; not to tart even less sweet. a conundrum wine that one just keeps drinking trying to define it. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2014


    An elegantly structured Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon that shows medium-full body, full flavors of ripe juicy berry medley (cherry, grape, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry), hints of Earthy spice, such as black pepper and licorice root, alongside hints of alcohol warmth. Aromas of course precede the flavors and contain much the same in terms of war... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage

  • Viticcio Morellino di Scansano 2015


    Intoxicating nose of black currant and blackberry with light floral notes and pleasant fresh blueberry. Dry, drying and richly textured on the palate with full blown earth and notes of leather, this bears a lot of fruit character of blackberry and black cherry with espresso and dark chocolate flavors and a tart finish. 90 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Miguel Torres Las Mulas Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2015


    Rusty reds throughout and strawberry flesh tinges around the rim, this also shows nice clarity with some minor suspended particles too. Aromas are a blend of fruit forward Cab and more Earthy tones (sun drenched berries, stony clay soil and leather). Flavors follow suit, with rich deep berries, licorice hints, leather, black coffee tinges and ... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage

  • St. Clement Cabernet Sauvignon Oroppas Napa Valley 2010


    VERY solid wine. Typical, black fruit on the tip of the tonguecassis, blackberry. Some dustiness. I would say that as a result of the years bottle age the tannins that have provided nice structure are very much resolved. So, not in your face. Very pleasant, lingering aftertaste. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Chateau Vincent Cru Bourgeois Margaux Cl 2007


    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website for ... but I beleive it a blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot.I started the first bottle last night with my supper of baked chicken breast. My initial impresion was how fresh and smooth it was.There is plenty of a blackcurant,blackberry and blueberry style fruit with ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Barboursville Cabernet Sauvignon Virginia 2001


    I love this wine and this producer. One of the best in Virginia. Read More

    Wine review by 2193958Mark Ap02 2193958 Mark Ap02

  • Lot 119 Alexander Valley Meritage 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by 2193958Mark Ap02 2193958 Mark Ap02

  • Mark, re: dining in Paso, we ate downtown twice, once at a high end Mexican ... was the three vineyards cabernet sauvignon) which they shared with us and the tasting room host. The tasting room guy opened a current vintage of that same wine and we did a mini vertica Read More

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  • Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma 2012


    Balanced wine. A medium fruit with medium acid and finishes with medium tannins and a medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Hi I found a bottle of Cabarnet Sauvignon 1994 is it good to taste it ?

    Comment by 2122352Snoother 2122352 2122352 Snoother 2122352

  • 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 that are not in stores.

    Comment by 1397821wineplusjerky 1397821 wineplusjerky

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