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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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).

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  • Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley 2009

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    purple hues. nose of tea, chocolate and orange peel. very rich and deep with chocolate and liquorice. very long finish. unique on its own Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon Branding Iron Vineyard 2013

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    deep purplish hue. sweet nose with cherries and plums. very sweet on palate with strong notes of prunes - slightly cloying... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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    dark garnet red. cool nose of cassis and mint. sweet, slightly savoury, with grassy herbs. long finish of cherries Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • The majority of wines on the market these days are meant to be consumed within ... ... of 1998 Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon I thought it was amazing in 2005 but the other less-than-optimized in 2015. I challenge myself to open up wines. Yes, there is more of that or another great wine if you open a special bottle. Trust your choice—and ... Read More

    From the article Your Guide to Aged Wines


  • I’m always being asked to recommend an unusual wine, “one that isn’t Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay”. With media communications improving by the minute it’s getting more and more difficult but at a recent corporate event I saw a few puzzled expressions when I suggested Blaufränkisch. It’s one of my favourite Austrian reds and certainly falls i... Read More

    From the article Move Beyond Cab and Chard


  • Finca Flichman Gestos Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    Had I known the origin, I would not have purchased this. This was characteristically dry. Red and black fruits were present with pepper. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • La Palma Cabernet Sauvignon Cachapoal Valley 2006

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    Vino ligero, color a cerezas, con notas de frutilla, pimienta suave y leves notas a chocolate, de taninos suaves, astringencia media y equilibrado al paladar. Read More

    Wine review by justinov


  • Clarendelle Rouge 2010

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    I don't believe that I am particularly suspicious by nature, but Robert Parker's 90 point score intrigued me. This moderately priced Bordeaux A.C. is sourced at least in part from Pessac-Leognan (owned by Dillon family of Haut-Brion fame) and shows good Merlot character (82%)... a bright cherry nose with prune and wet earth for good measure. E... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Chateau Paloumey 2009

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    Blackberry, plum, dark cherry with chocolate, spice and well rounded tannins lead to juicy and lengthy aftertaste that winds on fairly lengthy time. The is drinking very well right now. Drink or hold (3-4 more yrs. Paul 91 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Canyon Road Cabernet Usa Red 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by GoldenRudy


  • 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


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