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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  • 2010 Barnet Cabernet Sauvignon.  Yes, life is very good, Al. Read More

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  • Nice day spent with Sandra's parents to celebrate her mother's 89th ... a nice red - 2010 Barnett Cabernet Sauvignon.  Now we're talking!  Tiger Cat approved with lots of rubs against m Read More

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  • Keenan Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2009

    Snoothrank:

    On the tip of the tongue I am getting a quite light hit of black fruit. Anti-fruit-forwards, this might be your wine. The wine has to, pretty much, sit on your tongue for a few seconds before fruit is detected. Very interesting. Still some quite stiff tannin. As the wine warms, a bit, I seem to get more berry flavor, but, again, more toward... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Parkers Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County Private Reserve Old Vine Street 2000

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    Great wine for the price! Read More

    Wine review by 2142263Dreamscale 2142263 Dreamscale


  • Martini Rossi Martini Rossi Sweet Vermouth

    Snoothrank:

    Herbaceous, maybe good for cooking lamb or beef. Reminds me of a liquid form of Thyme but would no more drink this alone as I would olive oil. Read More

    Wine review by Aegelis


  • Chalkboard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    Plumb and black fruit, spice finish, lasted 2 days with character in the fridge. Would buy again. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • WOW.  Glad to have Outthere, back.  In that stash I'm seeing PN, ... ... PN, Chardonnay, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon.  Did I miss anythinig? Returning to a personal favorite, last night. An interesting wine, I normally detect fruit on the tip of my tongue.  The tip of my tongue just barely detects any black fruit, here.  As the wine passes back... Read More

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  • Chateau Haut Rian Bordeaux Rose 2016

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington ... consists of 60% cabernet sauvignon,25% merlot and 15% cabernet franc. I started the bottle last night with my supper of fish cakes and salad.It is a dry,but not bone-dry wine with plenty of a strawberry,cranberry and redcurrant style fruit.It was refreshing and went well with t... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • As the world’s winemakers look to single vineyard wines to mark them out ... is an attractive blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Tempranillo.    From Jerez we drove east across the mountains to Ronda, the incredible white walled town that straddles its famous deep rock gorge; the wines from the region surprised me bigtime. After a ... Read More

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  • Hi I found a bottle of Cabarnet Sauvignon 1994 is it good to taste it ?

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  • 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

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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


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