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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  • Ruca Malen Kinien de Don Raul 2011

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    Velvety and smooth aromas of dark plum, dates and blackberries with vanilla creaminess and a pleasant chalky oak note. On the palate this really shows its complexity and is assertive from entry with powerful chocolate and mixed berry notes, baking spice and pleasant earthiness, tart focused acidity brightening the mid palate and sharpening to a ... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Garnacha has arrived. Wine drinkers demand varietal Garnacha bottles and ask ... Garnacha, Cariñena, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah for the reds, to Macabeo (Viura), Chardonnay, Garnacha Blanca and Moscatel for the whites.The soil in the region is predominantly gravel with pockets of slate, hard clay and sandstone. The gravel soils are p... Read More

    From the article Where to Find the Best Garnacha, Part One


  • Garage Wine Co. Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    Had better for less Read More

    Wine review by tjjm


  • Vista del Luna Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    A recent Tasting Room selection; Purple Red semi-opaque in the glass. Opens with Plum and cider vinegar, then Cherry Spruce and Pecan; Olive and Chocolate; Cut Grass and Herbs; Semi-smooth in the mouth, with balanced, but medium high Tannins and Acidity Long finish of very tart and sour Cherry and then as it opens, a strange Lemon Lime taste. Ve... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Peju Province Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Reserve Estate Bottled 2005

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    Somewhat murky prune color in the glass. Fairly complex noseoaky vanilla, tarry, green herb. Initial (may have been biased by the color), raisin, dried currant. Considerable mineral or graphite mid-to-rear palate. Tannins are, presumably, quite resolved. Acid adds refreshness and really helps, but an unfortunate bitterness (alcohol?) detrac... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Cabernet Sauvgnon Moulin de Gassac 2015

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    Wine Sellers of Saugatuck, 8/2016. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Araucano Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Colchagua Valley 2013

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    Zesty and herbal notes of black pepper and blackberry with an intriguing smoky cedar note. In the mouth this carries quite a bit of fruit, with black cherry and blackberry preserves, milk chocolate and cinnamon on the finish. Spicy, earthy and fruity in one refreshing package. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Wayne Gretzky Okanagan Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2014

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    Purpulish coloration with brown hues around the edges...good clarity and very nice lanky legs. Aromas are of Cassis/currant, blackberry, huge dark chocolate/cocoa, peppery spice, albeit muted, Earthy blackberry, molasses sweetness and hints of alcohol. The flavors follow suit with plenty of fruits and some deep cocoa/dark chocolate, spice and ... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • EM - Ridge are decent wines to be sure, but I too loved that Bedrock wine that ... Lost Mountain bottles (64% Cabernet Sauvignon / 36% Merlot) and paid the $15 corkage fee and enjoyed a wonderful Bordeaux-style wine with our pasta dinner at Maggiano's in Springfield, VA.  We only needed to ensure that our wine wasn't on their wine menu, which ... Read More

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


  • I have enjoyed Smith-Madrone in the past and have just a couple more laying ... ... Merlot and '13 Cabernet Sauvignon.  Both of these were "Spring Mountain District" bottlings.  The CS was in the low $60s.  So, not as cost effective as the S-M.  I know that Barnett has some SVD bottlings of CS, but they get a bit too spendy for me.  I like th... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • 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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