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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  • Hey guys!  Two Wines, a red blend and a white blend. I own the ... ... (Red)50% GRENACHE | 20% CABERNET SAUVIGNON 20% RUBY CABERNET | 10% BARBERA   Please email me for more information!  Elliott@suttonandtaylor.c Read More

    Forum post in the topic MEXICAN WINE, PAVO REAL WINES


  • I assume you know, Al, that Stags' Leap Winery is not the same as ... ... ... these were replaced with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines and the vineyard was renamed to "Stag's Leap Vineyard" or "S.L.V".[1][3][4]The first vintage produced from the new vineyard was in 1972 and was produced in a rented facility.[2] Winiarski was in charge of m... Read More

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  • DM - Thanks for all the good information regarding Stags Leap.  We opened ... ... Leap 'The Leap' Cabernet Sauvignon decanted.  Yes, I'm that kind of guy even though I don't detect complexities in wine and I'll say it again for everyone - I don't try to describe all the things I think I taste in wine because I just can't do it with any accura... Read More

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  • Château Saint-Pierre 1995

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... is made from a blend of 75% cabernet sauvignon,15% merlot and 10% cabernet franc from vines averaging 50 years in age and aged in oak barrels for 18 months..I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast pork and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a blackcurrant style fruit there with ta... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • EM - We've enjoyed a Keenan wine before but I don't remember which one. ... ... over a 2012 Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon that I recently purchased from Total Wine.  I was determined not to drink too much this time, as the last dinner over there I had to throw up in their bathroom (yes, very embarrassing) - I figured it was due to them first s... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • MEXICO!Pavo Real Wines are cultivated in Valle De Guadalupe, Baja, Mexico. A plentiful and exceptional Viticulture region, wines have been cultivated in Mexico since the Spanish first arrived in the 16th century. Until now, these wines have been enjoyed within the Mexican borders. Blended by MS Ian Cauble and Imported Directly into the United St... Read More

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  • We all know where most of America will be on Super Bowl Sunday, watching the ... of Zinfandel, South American Cabernet Sauvignon or Malbec. Italian Sausage and Grapes on a StickMakes 8 (recipe can easily be doubled) 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil4 sweet Italian sausages2 cups seedless red or green grapes Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan... Read More

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  • Columbia Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Dark fruits and a bit of cassis on the nose. Fruit forward with moderate acidity with a bitey tannic finish. P.S. Tannins smoothed out by the second day. Give it some air. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Noble Hill Estate Blend Simonsberg-Paarl 2012

    Snoothrank:

    Light red fruit on the nose. Showing some cooked yet fresh red fruit, raspberry and red currant. Quite delicate in the mouth but does supply some supple texture towards the finish which is zesty and chewy, with some licorice and cherry notes bubbling up. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Buehler Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    Light hit of cassis on entry, but, also, an unfortunate hit of bitterness. Sturdy tannin and good acid. Very pleasant and lengthy aftertaste, but I cant get that initial bitterness out of my mind. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • 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


  • How ca we get it shipped to Illinois?

    Comment by 1112783lorendunkley 1112783 lorendunkley


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