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 (

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  • Today my wife Sandra took her friend Marlene out on the town in a big way to ... to ... 78% Shiraz, 11.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.5% Merlot, 3.1% Malbec, 2% Grenache, 1% Sangiovese, 0.5% Cabernet Franc, and 0.5% Tempranillo.Critical AcclaimJH93Australian Wine Companion - "Medium purple-crimson; the wine is certainly mouthfilling, but has excell... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines

  • The Stringer Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


    A Lot 18 effort. Opens with a bit of barnyard Blueberry, then a bit of smoked cherry, and sour strawberry/cherry. Tasting of cinnamon red chile, with a long finish of tarragon and thyme. Little to no oak. Soft Tannins. A bit too young and too fruit forward for my taste, but after some time in the glass, did smooth out and add milk chocolate and ... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Chateau Lesparre 1998


    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website ... cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon and is aged in oak barrels.I started it last night with my supper of roast lamb and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a blackcurrant and plum style fruit and soft tannins with a hint of vanilla It is a lovely example of what a right bank claret s... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • The wine gods may very well strike you down the next time you pour that ... ... ... pinot noir, syrah and cabernet sauvignon – from a wine glass and a glass beaker. “The glass makes all the difference where it delivers the wine to your palate,” Horn said during the seminar. “If you spent $75 on a cab, don't you deserve to put it in the right ... Read More

    From the article Sipping from the Proper Stemware: Experts Give Opinions at Cleveland Wine Week

  • Provenance Vineyards Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005


    Nice dark purple color. Aromas of young woody vines, some spice. Very smooth on entry to the palate. Not loads of fruitsome black fruit and, maybe, some plum. Interestingly enough the fruit seems to hit at the back of the tongue more than the tip where I normally get it. Very sedate on both the tannin and the acid. Im glad I opened this on... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


    Check the label carefully. The 2013 that I bought says "California" not "Alexander Valley" and it shows. Not at all what I expect from Geyser Peak Cab. Tastes like an $8 mass produced wine. The wine store put it in the same place that the good stuff used to be in and I didn't look closely or I would have bought only one bottle to try first. Read More

    Wine review by revolgnad

  • An update on the Silver Oak (Napa Valley) we drank last night.  It ... ... time it was a 2009 Repris Cabernet Sauvignon (Moon Mountain Vineyard, Somona).  In fact, I opened that bottle once we had poured the remainder of the Silver Oak into our glasses so we were able to conduct a taste testing of the two wines.  The Silver Oak had a bit more ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines

  • Gundlach Bundschu Cabernet 2011


    Currant and blackberry aromas. Ripe tannins with acidic balance. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity

  • Zenato Alanera 2012


    Rich, spiced, dark plum is prominent on the nose with a solid layer of shale ... 10% Corvinone, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 90 P Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc

  • Belle Ambiance Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


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    Wine review by doublefantasy

  • 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 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

  • a wonderfull mellow wine with no acidy after taste

    Comment by 1110919B EDWARDS 1110919 B EDWARDS

  • Thanks Don! Now I become baby for Cab club. Tell me more about great and reasonable Cabs for daily table.

    Comment by 375798hdkizw 375798 hdkizw

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