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.


Revered for being tough-skinned, its reputation Read more »

Mentor for Cabernet Sauvignon Wines

Craig Donofrio

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).

View Profile » View Top Lists »

View More

Popular Cabernet Sauvignon wines

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Page 1 of 1,000

Cabernet Sauvignon on Snooth

  • Carmen Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva 2012

    Snoothrank:

    This was a bit dry for my taste. Well balanced and I can understand why it was well rated, but I was not in love. Nicely blended red and black fruit. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Mauvais Garcon Bad Boy 2009

    Snoothrank:

    Slightly less than 3 years ago but still very, very good. Lovely dark berry fruit, moderate tannins with well balanced acidity, wood, mushrooms (This has developed over the last 2-3 yrs. Plenty of power through and a nice flushing aftertaste. Drink now - Paul 91 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012

    Snoothrank:

    Solid, with depth and structure. Some red berry fruit with backing blackberry, wood and earthy noted lead to a lively lasting finish. Drink now or hold (4-6) years - Paul 91 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Toby Lane Vineyards Rose Alexander Valley 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Solid wine built along the lines of a weaker red than a rose. Aromas of cherry and raspberry mix with anise, chocolate and spice - though they are heavier, it is still a refreshing wine. Drink now - Paul 86 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

    Snoothrank:

    Had at Noah's Read More

    Wine review by gmb468


  • MJ & V V - Both were lovely wines but if given a choice between the two, I ... was closer to a nice Napa Cabernet Sauvignon which I always enjoy.  The Limerick Lane Syrah / Grenache blend could have used a few more years in the bottle, so it wasn't a fair compariso Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Acantus VdT 2008

    Snoothrank:

    I have the 2013 version. Way better than I expected, for a bottle under $7 in price at my local grocery store wine section. Best at cellar temperature, definitely. A little austere, i.e. not too bold and fruity, and that pleases me very well. Though not as stridently so as a great Bordeaux, which are my favorite wines. Just a good wine to have o... Read More

    Wine review by chax


  • Zahtila Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Vineyards Georges III 2004

    Snoothrank:

    Very dark purple in the glass. Something of a green viny nose. Lots of black currant/blackberry on the tip of the tongue. Some herbalitybasil, mintthat is, really, quite pleasant. Something of a dusty sensation which I would attribute to tannin. Not distracting, but noticeable. Something of slate or tarry sensation at the rear palate. A v... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Chateau Micalet Cru Artisan Haut Medoc 2001

    Snoothrank:

    I bought two bottles of this wine on the website ... My bottles consist of 67% cabernet sauvignon,25% merlot,5% petit verdot and 3% cabernet franc and the wine was aged in oak barrels.I started the first bottle last night with my pork chop supper and I did enjoy it. There is plenty of a blackcurrant,blueberry and plum style fruit there with sof... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • MJ - These are $10-$20 wines being poured at the Water Park, so nothing too ... one.  Also, there was a Cabernet Sauvignon from Bulgaria that was decent.  I too had problems posting pictures, but trying it again worked.  It must have been a server problem with the site.  Glad to hear you're having a great time on vacation.  Our weather yesterd... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines - Post Pictures...


  • 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


1 2 3 4 5  ...  1000 next




Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Cabernet Sauvignon Top Lists


Recent Forum PostsView all


Cabernet Sauvignon wine ratings and reviews





Snooth Media Network