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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  • Italy

    Wine in Italy is as much an integral part of everyday culture as love, family, cuisine and usin...

  • California

    Viticulture in California began in the 1700s as Spanish missionaries worked their way north fro...

  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

  • Napa

      There is some debate over how this famous wine region got its name. Spanish settlers named...

  • Chile

    Winemaking was first introduced to Chile by Spanish settlers in the 1500’s, but it wasn’t until...

  • Argentina

    Argentina is one of the top five wine-producing countries in the world. For a long time, most o...

  • Australia

    The history of wine-making in Australia dates back to the late 1700s when the first European se...

  • Sonoma County

      Wine-making in Sonoma, California began in 1812 when Russian colonists planted grapes at F...

  • USA

    "American Wine" has existed since the first Europeans brought their vinous heritage and tradition...

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  • Feudi di San Gregorio

    Situated in the tiny village of Sorbo Serpico in Campania's Irpinia region, this highly acclai...

  • Tommasi

    Tommasi Viticoltori(Tommasi vintners) is a family viticulture firm founded in 1902. It is situat...

  • Villa Jolanda

    It was back in the post war period when the Santero brothers Leopoldo, Renzo, Aldo and Adelio, fo...

  • Bolla

    Like all great legacies, the story of Bolla wines begins simply enough with one man, Abele Bolla....

  • MASI

    The Boscaini family have been the owners of the Masi vineyards for six generations. Sandro Boscai...

  • Castello del Poggio

      Castello del Poggio is just that - a castle. With a history dating back to medieval tim...

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Cabernet Sauvignon on Snooth

  • Bv Coastal Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

    Snoothrank:

    We enjoyed this wine with friends. It was delightful and great finish Read More

    Wine review by 1495911Unc 1495911 Unc


  • Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2001

    Snoothrank:

    Very rich dark color in the glass. Mostly, an earthy, woody nose--slight berry fruit. Fruit shows on the tongue. Lots of cabernet cassis flavor on the tip of the tongue, then a hint of clove. Quite velvety as it travels over the tongue. As it gets to the side edges of the tongue I get the tannin/acid hit. Not the biggest cab you'll ever dr... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Groth Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 2008

    Snoothrank:

    Very well balanced and restrained cab from Oakville. Really nice dark fruits, dried plum, a touch of leather, fine grained tannins and medium acidity. This has a nice long finish that paints the back of the tongue with dark crushed cherries. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Here  in central Florida can I find a bottle, box, or jug of RUBY CABERNET ... ... CABERNET (a cross of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignane grapes)?  From the '60s I remember well enjoying bringing home a jug of Ruby Cabernet from the San Antonio Winery.  Does anybody in Florida have Ruby Cabernet? May I have the benefit of your thought Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Rebel Cabernet Sauvignon Newmans Own

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    actually this is a very nice and pleasant "cab" ! fruity but not "sticky" sweet: not heavy or overwhelming. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • So you want to celebrate Earth Day do you? And what better way than with an ... with an ... 70% Merlot 30% Cabernet Sauvignon Smoky, earthy and complex on the nose with floral, sweet grass, and dried herb aromas framing a subtle core of strawberry and black currant fruit all topped with a sprig of mint. Soft on entry, with fine ripe tannins a... Read More

    From the article Organic and Under $15


  • St. Supéry Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2010

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    Lovely smooth cab. Good with cheese and cold ham - not sure that it would hold up to a super rich meal. Read More

    Wine review by Heather B


  • Chateau le Boscq 2008

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    For 2008, Chateau le Boscq has produced a patent-like St-Estephe with the usual tobacco, cassis and cedar notes on the nostrils with a relatively tame entry of light tannins, blackcurrant and cigar. Good medium finish Drink now. 88 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Parsons Flat Cabernet-Shiraz Blend Padthaway Shiraz Cabernet 2004

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    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website ... parts of the world ] and 30% cabernet sauvignon which has been aged in oak barrels.I opened my bottle last night as an accompaniment to my supper of beef stew and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of blackcurrant,blackberry,cherry and licorice style fruit there and there is a distinct spicy or... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Woodward Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series 2010

    Snoothrank:

    The wine itself is a lovely deep, inky purple at the center that melds into a bright ruby along the edges. The nose just seems to grab you by the collar and really let's you know that you're about to sip something truly sublime, with rich black fruit notes, leather and cedar all dancing in your mind. The taste is wonderfully complex, with some... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • 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


  • 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


  • Where can I get Lilly Pilly Cab Sauv from Australia?

    Comment by 813432ellenruggles 813432 ellenruggles


  • Stonewood Cabernet Sauvignon

    Comment by 557177Donna Hicks 557177 Donna Hicks


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