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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  • Quivet Cellars Pellet Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Lots of berry on the nose. Some phenols. Big hit of blackberry and cassis on the tip of the tongue. Then Im getting the acidvery close to citric. Very tame tannin for a wine of this youth. I am betting that this wine would not be a favorite among Napa Valley CS fans. It is super approachable. On the other hand, Pinot Noir fans may find th... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • DOing a tasting tonight04 Janz Sparkling - Tasmania05 E&E Sparkling ... ... Zinfandel02 Yalumba Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Blend05 McWilliams 1877 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz Blend11 Heggies Botrytis Riesling&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine Tasting with my Team


  • We've had a relationship with wine for several millennia and counting. This ... Stag’s Leap Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon.  The primary protagonists in the movie are Jim Barret of the struggling and heavily in debt Chateau Montelena (played by Bill Pullman), and a Steve Spurrier, the British owner of a small wine shop named “The Academy of Wine” i... Read More

    From the article Wine in the Movies & on TV


  • Black Cellar Blend 9 Cabernet Sauvignon Tempranillo NV

    Snoothrank:

    Nice cranberry coloration and with good clarity throughout....tinges of purple, rusty brown and violet hues along the ridges....after some swirling, there is a plentiful amount of legs. Nice fruit forward aromas of plum, tart cherry, Earth and touches of leather and cooked root vegetable....the finish smells dry and of sun drenched grapevine. ... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Simply Naked 'Unoaked' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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    Nothing good but the price but on the other hand it was drinkable. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Yes  - the June Public Holiday weekendFriday - 10th JuneI hosted a wine ... Yalumba Signature Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon/SHiraz Blend.  This wine is really hitting its straps at 12 years old and its primary fruit is very much balck current with nice slightly vanilla overtones from American Oak treatment, all in balance and decanted for an hour... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Yes, how is the wine in the Ukraine?  I bet the good stuff is shipped to ...;Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Pinot gris, Rkatsiteli Read More

    Forum post in the topic Value Wines - under $20 USD...


  • Sterling Vineyards Vintners Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Cuvee Prieure' Chateau Sainte Roseline Cru Classé Cotes de Provence 1995

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £11.50 from the website ... of 70% syrah and 30% cabernet sauvignon.It was aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my pasta and bacon supper.Although it is over 20 years old,it did not show its age. There was plenty of dark fruit [blackcurrant,blacberry and bramble],a hint of spice and some soft ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • This is an interesting blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Franc.  I'd give it a 7.1 out of 10. Read More

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  • Hi I found a bottle of Cabarnet Sauvignon 1994 is it good to taste it ?

    Comment by 2122352Snoother 2122352 2122352 Snoother 2122352


  • 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


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