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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  • Italy

    Wine in Italy is as much an integral part of everyday culture as love, family, cuisine and usin...

  • Napa

      There is some debate over how this famous wine region got its name. Spanish settlers named...

  • Sonoma County

      Wine-making in Sonoma, California began in 1812 when Russian colonists planted grapes at F...

  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

  • California

    Viticulture in California began in the 1700s as Spanish missionaries worked their way north fro...

  • USA

    "American Wine" has existed since the first Europeans brought their vinous heritage and tradition...

  • Australia

    The history of wine-making in Australia dates back to the late 1700s when the first European se...

  • Argentina

    Argentina is one of the top five wine-producing countries in the world. For a long time, most o...

  • Chile

    Winemaking was first introduced to Chile by Spanish settlers in the 1500’s, but it wasn’t until...

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    The history of the farm “Il Poggio” is nearly as ancient as its land, which has always rewarded m...

  • MASI

    The Boscaini family have been the owners of the Masi vineyards for six generations. Sandro Boscai...

  • Castello del Poggio

      Castello del Poggio is just that - a castle. With a history dating back to medieval tim...

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    Tommasi Viticoltori(Tommasi vintners) is a family viticulture firm founded in 1902. It is situat...

  • San Silvestro

    The “Cantine San Silvestro” is located in the territory of the Commune of Novello. It mainly prod...

  • Cantina Terre Del Barolo

    The wine cellar “Lands of the Barolo“ The “Terre del Barolo“ winery ‘s distinguished range of pro...

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Cabernet Sauvignon on Snooth

  • No Mark. All those varieties are grown interspersed at Bedrock along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvedre, Syrah and 22 others! Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • 2012 domaine du lirou Corteaux d' enserune, France 'rouge' 2012

    Snoothrank:

    the craftsman who put this blend together outdid oneself. WOW! pleasant is the word the consumes this wine. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Ramon Roqueta Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2008

    Snoothrank:

    This is another Catalonian wine of middling rank (about 6 Euros) which I purchased from the Caprabo S. A. Supermarket in Barcelona. The scent is of Bordeaux A. C. with the Tempranillo element somewhat attenuated. On the palate there is a bit of anise, fresh rolled cigar and cassis with tannin almost non existent. A good wine for ordinary fare an... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Vino Sta. Rita 120 Reserve.especial Cab. Sauvignon . Vinos Cabernet Sauvignon

    Snoothrank:

    Muy buen cuerpo! Agradable al paladar Read More

    Wine review by Ludovaldivia


  • 2013 las prisas cachapoal, chile cabernet sauvignon 2013

    Snoothrank:

    this is a good example when a Vintor does a good job at blending, making this a very smooth and complex wine. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • When you get bored with Cabernet Sauvignon. . . .?????Oh, I get it.  Humor.  Good one Al. Pretty amazing, OT.  I'm going to move over to the other thread to see more. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Jack Nicklaus Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Usa 2009

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    I was excited and anxious to try this 2009 Private Reserve. Thanks for the opportunity to share. The wine was Big, Fruit-forward, Dry and soft on tannin's and mineral , not sure how it finished- I only got the Nose. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Marietta Cellars Old Vine Red Lot 57 NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by YourWineLady


  • Czarina, I really don't want to get in between you and your sister, here. ... had two bottlings of 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon--Alexander Valley and Napa Valley.  If you look at the label you should be able to quickly determine which one you have.  Some quick internet searching led me to the opinion that the drinking window for the Alexander Valle... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Silver Oak '95 Vintage


  • http://www.winezap.com/search/searchResults.cfm?searchText=Rombauer+Cabernet+Sauvignon+&vintage=2002&bottlesize=Any&lowPrice=&highPrice=&id=0&state=0&order=searchRank+asc%2C+price+asc Read More

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  • 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


  • Where can I get Lilly Pilly Cab Sauv from Australia?

    Comment by 813432ellenruggles 813432 ellenruggles


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