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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  • Chateau le Fourneau 1990

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/124497 for £15.Saint Estephe is a Bordeaux appellation that was created in 1936 [although viticulture in the area goes back centuries] for red wines only from the single commune around the village of that name in the north of the Medoc peninsular.I have been unable ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • These are the last 5 bottles of Aussie wine I received in the few weeks:A ... ... Shiraz/Cabby and the Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon and my current Crown jewel the 2013 Sir Henri Shira Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US


  • Domaines Barons de Rothschild Legende Pauillac 2014

    Snoothrank:

    Savory farm field and ripe black cherry aromas with blackberry preserves and olive tapenade on the nose. With its elegant and striking palate of bright cherry and cranberry fruit, nice warmth and bolstering acidity, this is approachable and firm in the mouth, with tart fruit layered in front of dark tannins and dark chocolate towards a smoky bro... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Domaines Barons de Rothschild Legende Medoc 2015

    Snoothrank:

    Mellow aromas of prune, earth and blackberry on the nose. Tart plum and black currant on the palate with loads of dusty, dry earth, light olive and dark chocolate with a finish of chewy tannins and earthy blackberry. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Retailers report, and empirical evidence demonstrates, that Valentine's Day ... Frog Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Ribet Red 2015We are sitting in La Table de Franck Putelat, a restaurant in Carcassonne tasting his wines. "Why Arrogant Frog?" I ask Owner-Winermaker Jean-Claude Mas, who replies, conspiratorially: "Because I'm Arrogant, and I'm Frenc... Read More

    From the article Eleventh Hour Valentine's Day Wines


  • Zavime, we did a Balkan Wine Party back in April 2017, but nobody brought a ... of the night was a Bulgarian Cabernet Sauvignon / Syrah blend.  I liked it so much I bought six more bottles from a local winery. &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • We hosted another high-end wine dinner last night with our neighbors Rick & ... a 2016 Chardonnay and a 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon.  First we opened a Lambrusco that I had in the fridge.  Started off on the wrong foot as nobody really liked that sparkling wine.  I ended up pouring out half of the bottle and it's a lesson learned about Lambrusco's ... Read More

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


  • Buoncristiani Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

    Snoothrank:

    Good opening of dark fruit-cassis, blueberry--on entry. Then, whoa, what a tannic monster. Then leathery, tobacco bitterness. I actually think this wine has tremendous potential. There is sufficient acid to suggest that aging will tame the tannin. However, this process will take years of patience. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Fetzer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Ciutat Vella Priorat 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • 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 www.wineplusjerky.com that are not in stores.

    Comment by 1397821wineplusjerky 1397821 wineplusjerky


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