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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  • Long Meadow Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006

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    A wonderful cab. Aroma of dark fruits which carry over to he taste on the palate. Tannins are somewhat soft. A moderate finish. The freshness of this 2006 is very pleasing. Read More

    Wine review by zinfandel1


  • Taken Red Blend Napa Valley 2012

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    A good solid red Napa blend of 60% Cabernet and 40% Merlot. Nothing fantastic, but solid. The best part of the wine is the super deep garnet color. It's beautiful in the glass. The nose is decent, and the structure of the wine is decent.The 2012 Taken is worth checking out with lighter faire! Cheers! Read More

    Wine review by Stallion


  • Well, the information I found on Antinori led me to believe it was another ... ... ... good wine, a 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon reserve from a Virginia winery - Gray Ghost.  This winery is probably within 25 miles of RdV if anybody out there cares about Virginia wines.  We have been to a few tasting events at Gray Ghost and I had a label on this ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1976

    Snoothrank:

    [This wine was gifted to me by my brother-in-law who found it in an estate sale. We believe the storage for the last 40 years was less than ideal.] Slight bricking color. Very musty or maybe, horsey, nose. On the tip of the tongue, this one is surprisingly refreshing. Some dried fruit flavorscherry, plum. Very sedate tannin, but still so... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Meridian Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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    Not bad for a $4 bottle of wine. Read More

    Wine review by rand2k


  • Hi Gracie, welcome aboard! Watch out for that Al character, he pairs Cabernet Sauvignon with seafood. ;-) Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Love wine, looking to learn more! Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • A quiet evening out here in Northern Virginia.  It's cold again (25 F ... F ... with a very nice 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon from Antica Winery in Napa Valley, CA.  We bought this bottle back in 2012 for about $45 at a wine shop in Shirlington, VA.  It was given a 92 point rating, and I must say it was quite good.  Sandra came home from work and ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Things are going slow but steady in British Columbia.  The ... Pinot ... ... Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gewurztraminer, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Riesling and Suavignon Blanc,” she wrote. The numbers indicate not much has changed in B.C.'s top-grape numbers, save for the modest rise of pinot noir and cabernet franc. As for the w... Read More

    From the article BCFG Releases Vineyard Stats for 2014 Growing Season


  • As a wine consumer I love to read about others experiences with wine, but one of the most frustrating things is when you read about a great wine that you simply cannot find. With over 100,000 different wines made every year and at best only a few thousand of those making it on to your local stores' shelves, searching down a specific wine can be ... Read More

    From the article Five Dependable Whites You Can Find (Most) Anywhere


  • 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


  • 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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