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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  • First Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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    Had at villagio at zionsville street fair. Read More

    Wine review by gmb468


  • I did not quite make 40, v v, but I certainly have not looked back, ... tasted ... tasted the Inglenook 1941 Cabernet Sauvignon.  I don't remember anything about the second experience, but the first one involved his boss at the time.  His boss was born in 1941, and in 1991, he was able to procure, if I am remembering this correctly, six bottle... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Met an out of town friend today at Rivers-Marie to taste through their current ... ... Chardonnay2013 Panek Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Lore Cabernet Sauvignon2013 Corona Cabernet Sauvignonplus we finished off with a library 2010 Summa Old Vines Pinot NoirNo formal notes as it was a casual tasting with lots of chit chat. Exceptional array of wine... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Wayne Gretzky Estates No. 99 Napa Cabernet 2013

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    The wine is a beautiful deep ruby in the glass, a classic Cabernet color. The nose is a pleasant combination of oak, black licorice and baking spice. The taste is a nice burst of jammy fruit, blackberry, plum and cassis that transitions nicely to some oak and floral notes midpalate. The tannins are young but nicely structured for a nice warm,... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 2011

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    The wine is a beautiful deep garnet color in the glass with nice clarity. The nose is a lovely combination of ripe wild berries, blackberry, marionberry and raspberry intermingled with some earthy notes of leather and a hint of baking spice. The taste is a burst of tart cherry at the outset that transitions nicely to some vanilla bean and dark... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Helix Rose 2012

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    The color is a deep pink, truly the color of a nice rose. The nose is lovely combination of cool citrus, strawberry and watermelon notes. The taste is blast of summer right from the outset, fresh fruit flavors of strawberry and watermelon with a hint of fresh cut grass transports you to your favorite picnic spot. The acidity is well balanced ... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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    The wine is a deep ruby along the edges leading to an inky purple at the center, just what you like to see in a quality Cabernet. The nose is a lovely bouquet of ripe dark fruit, blackberries, plum and cassis that just exude quality. The taste is much more refined than the typical big Napa Cab, it reminds me more of the great blends of Bordeau... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012

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    The wine is a deep brooding, inky color that's so classic of a great Napa Cabernet. The nose is a lovely combination of leather, cassis, baking spice and just a hint of mint. The taste is just classic, a rush of ripe black fruit, blackberry, plum and a bit of coriander that transition effortlessly to some spice notes of vanilla bean and anise ... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Ryan Patrick Vineyards Rock Island Red 2012

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    The wine is a lovely deep ruby color in the glass with nice clarity. The nose presents aromas of rich black fruit, blackberries, plum and black cherry with a bit of oak intermixed. The taste isn't nearly as fruit forward as the nose would suggest, with lovely flavors of dark cherry and cassis that give way to some notes of cocoa and baking spi... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Heritance Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2008

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    The wine is a somewhat lighter ruby color in the glass with great clarity. The nose is a rich combination of blackberry, leather and smoke that awaken your senses, The taste is a blast of ripe fruit up front, with blackberry and blueberry, that transition nicely to some notes of creme brulee midpalate. The finish is delightful, as the still f... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • I have a 1987 cabernet sauvignon want to know if someone would be interested in buying it good condition.

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  • 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


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