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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  • I have been lurking for the past few months but have decided to be a ... My ... My interest is in California Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa, Sonoma and Paso Robles-Blends),  Washington Cab Sav & Merlot and some daily drinkers from Chile and Argentina. I have visited Napa, Sonoma and Paso a few times in the past 5 years but look forward to continue t... Read More

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  • Last night we had our neighborhood friends (Debbie & Rick) over for a nice ... the 2009 Paraduxx C Blend (Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel blend).  This bottle didn't last long either and I think we were all starting to feel the affects at this point.  Now the two Barolo's weren't just sitting in their bottles as we drank the other wines - I h... Read More

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  • Joannemerc - Just to get you pointed in the right direction, here's a ... ... types of beef. For example, Cabernet Sauvignon and a nice Rib Eye cooked medium rare will almost always pair up nicely. Darker meats go with darker wine. Red wine may often pair up nice with pork as well. Honey ham for example.Red wine will typically pair up well wit... Read More

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  • 2012 Grafter Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    A Lot 18 Seasonal Selection. Tasting Notes on site are pretty accurate:'Big, rich, dark aromas of baked cherry and currant fill the nose. There's also a hint of blackberry. It tastes just like it smells, but with an earthy, oaky secondary character, as well as a long, mineral-driven finish. Very juicy, ...'Opens with Oak/Cedar/Lavender and a ste... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • I have been trying to find info on wine terminology. Im lost everytime I visit the wine section and read the reviews as I dont know what they mean.  Please help. I enjoy red and whites that are not very sweet and not dry and that I can drink 3 sips at once without  having to pucker. Not as sweet as Beringers white zifandel  and not as dry as Mir... Read More

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  • Eponymous Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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  • Gnarly Head Authentic Red 2011

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  • 2010 Petra Ebo Val di Cornia Suvereto Rosso, Tuscany, Italy 2010

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    Had at Antonio Ristorante, while visiting Addison. Great Italian Restaurant with a well rounded Wine list. Opens savory and floral, medium full mouthfeel, Well balanced tannins and acidity, but dry. Finishes long and savory. Went well with both an Artichoke Soup and Tortellini in Cream Sauce. Read More

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  • We finished off the Ridge cab last evening while watching the President's ... ... Pinot Noir, Leese-Fitch Cabernet Sauvignon, and Hobo Rockpile Zinfandel), and Sandra had some type of Bordeaux wine.  It was a nice evening with us getting home just as the President walked up to the podium. &nbs Read More

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  • Terra Valentine Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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  • I have a 2006 Eaglehawk Cabernet Sauvignon. Is it OK to drink?

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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

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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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