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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  • The Barnett Pinot Noir was the best wine of the night, as agreed to by all. ... Beringer Knight's Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.  I know its a rather cheap cab but for the money it is good enough for me.  I think it was only around $25 a bottle at Total Win Read More

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  • Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Bottled 2013


    No written review

    Wine review by Liandra160

  • Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon Cave Collection United States California Napa County Napa Valley Red 2006


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    Wine review by Liandra160

  • 19 Crimes Red 2014


    Yummy. Best buy for Thanksgiving under $10 Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105

  • Lacaze Private Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


    A Naked Wines Selection. Opens up with almond, lavender, and rust...that is right, rust, but very complementary so; then rhubarb, very ripe peach, and cherry. Cherry carries over to the palate along with plum and black fruit, medium oaked. Balanced and full in the mouth with a long smooth finish. As it opens, becomes more and more full of spice ... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Chateau Haut-Marbuzet St. Estephe 2001


    I bought this bottle of wine as part of a lot from the website ... My bottle ... My bottle is made from 50% cabernet sauvignon,40% merlot and 10% cabernet franc. and spends 18 months in new oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast chicken and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a blackcurrant and plum style fruit there ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Appropos of DM's comment:"Chenin is still king in South Africa, ... ... ... Africa are Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Colombard, Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc."I would have thought Riesling was up there, but turns out that a lot of what they thought was Riesling was a French grape called Crouchen Blanc.  Get your hands on that and we'll talk "... Read More

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  • The wine can't be sold with a vintage date because of EU rules. I'm not ... not ... - Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, alc 15.0F2 - Grenache, Syrah, some Bordeaux varieties, alc 14.5F3 - : Syrah, Merlot, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, alc 15.0&nbs Read More

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  • Can anyone help me figure out the difference between the Dave Phinney (Orin Swift) Locations F1, F2 and F3 wines. I tried one that was listed as a 2011 vintage. I did not see the bottle and don't know which to look for. Do the 1, 2 and 3 correspond to vintage? Any clarification is appreciated.  Read More

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  • Our list is comprised of 80% Italy and 20% California/Washington.However we DO" Cork Bordeaux. 5th growth to best vintage comp., if kept best. I assure.My Best Bordeaux labels: personal.Cos D' EstronelBaron PichonComtess de LalandLeoville Las CasesCheval BlancBlye, Bourge and Castillion. (I like Cab/Cab Franc and Merlot in Bordeaux.) Obviously..... Read More

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  • 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.

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  • 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

  • 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

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