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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  • Frei Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Alexander Valley 2013

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    Savory red fruit and earthy notes on the nose. This is soft and creamy in the mouth, but bringing in a tannic backbone that supports the fruit through the mid palate with a tart herbal note and rich strawberry, red currant and red cherry notes leading into a nicely smoky, earthy finish with a pleasant minerality and a cocoa powder and vanilla fi... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Terlato Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    578 cases of this offering were produced. In addition to Cabernet Sauvignon (80%), some Merlot (18%), and Cabernet Franc (2%) were blended in. Black raspberry, cassis and bits of leather inform the nose. The palate is stuffed with blackberry, raspberry and more. Black tea, dried cherries and spices fill out the long, generous finish. Read More

    Wine review by Gabe Sasso


  • Taylor Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    This offering is composed of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Toast, black fruits and hints of dark chocolate are evident on the nose. The palate is stuffed with blackberry, roasted chicory, vanilla bean, and cassis. Bits of kirsch are evident on the finish along with dried cranberry and a sprinkling of mineral notes. Good luck putting this down once yo... Read More

    Wine review by Gabe Sasso


  • Steltzner Vineyards Martini Clone Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    This is 100% Cabernet from the Martini Clone. A mere 156 cases of this beauty were produced. Red plum, cherry and Raspberry and aromas burst from the nose. The palate is stuffed with refreshing raspberry and red cherry notes. Coffee, bakers spices, dusty cocoa and minerals are all in evidence on the lengthy finish. Firm, gripping tannins and rac... Read More

    Wine review by Gabe Sasso


  • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Vineyard 2013

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    This is 100% Cabernet, entirely sourced from the Fay Vineyard. Dark violet aromas are evident along with plum and blackberry. The full-bodied plate is studded with blueberry, blackberry, spices and more. Bits of cherry peak through on the finish along with earth and continued spice notes. Delicious today itll improve over the next decade and dri... Read More

    Wine review by Gabe Sasso


  • Stags' Leap Winery the Leap Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    This is composed entirely of Cabernet Sauvignon. Each year winemaker Christophe Paubert selects the best barrels of Cabernet to assemble this wine. Black cherry and currant aromas dominate the nose. The palate is stuffed with an astounding array of fresh red fruit flavors tinged with black; Cherry, raspberry and blackberry to name a few. Continu... Read More

    Wine review by Gabe Sasso


  • Silverado Vineyards Solo Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    This is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from their Silverado Heritage Clone. Black cherry and hints of blackberry are evident on the nose. Plum, red cherry, spices and a core of minerals drive the well-rounded palate. Continued spices, tobacco, sage and reverberating dried red fruit flavors are all present on the persistent finish. Read More

    Wine review by Gabe Sasso


  • Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five 2013

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    This is 99% Cabernet Sauvignon with a tiny dollop (1%) of Petit Verdot blended in. The fruit comes from a combination of their hillside vineyard and the Borderline Vineyard about 2 miles south of the facility. Red and black cherry aromas are joined by hints of thyme. The palate is robust and beefy with continuing cherry flavors as well as black ... Read More

    Wine review by Gabe Sasso


  • Robinson Family Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    A mere 119 cases of this Estate Cabernet Sauvignon were bottled. Black fruit aromas are joined by wisps of fennel and black pepper. Blackberry, cherry and hints of Bay leaf dominate the dense palate. Minerals, earth, cocoa and black tea are all present on the lengthy finish. Mouthwatering acid and solid tannins provide excellent bones for aging.... Read More

    Wine review by Gabe Sasso


  • Regusci Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    This is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the oldest block on their property; 750 cases were produced. Wisps of thyme are evident alongside the more prominent Blackberry and black raspberry aromas. Cherry, spice and hints of dusty cocoa are evident on the palate. Oodles of earth, chicory, dried cherry and more are evident on the above average... Read More

    Wine review by Gabe Sasso


  • 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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