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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  • Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    Brooding blackberry and black currant fruit with a soft note of fresh earth and minerality, lightly floral and inviting. Generous black cherry, blackberry and black currant fruit palate is medium-full bodied but still approachable, nicely spiced and weighty with pleasant floral and mixed berry fruit notes towards the finish with a tingling acidi... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Wine Spots Colchagua Valley 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by AndreaLouise01


  • Interestingly I have Keenan Estate Spring Mountain 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon @ my current venue's cellar.I do focus on 2013 now Vs.  other vintages of available Napa Cab's.Keenan may be worth a search, I am also looking at Cornerstone Cellars Sonoma. -as contenders for best new California Cabernet. - I tip my Hat to Sonoma for the Energy.! Read More

    Forum post in the topic Keenan Winery - The Best...


  • Santa Rita 120 Reserva Especial Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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    Pours with a relatively rich garnet color with purple-ish hues around the rim. Aromas that are smooth (fruit forward, cream, vanilla spice) and just a hint of alcohol until a little oxidation rounds things out. Flavors follow suit, if not slightly underwhelming to be honest.....grapes, field berry, slight astringency and overall subdued sweetn... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Chateau Bellegrave Cru Bourgeois Pauillac 2002

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... bottle consists of 62% cabernet sauvignon,31% merlot and 7% cabernet franc and spent a year in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my supper of baked chicken breast There is some blackcurrant,blackberry and bramble style fruit but the main impresion is of suggestions of coffee or s... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Whitehall Lane Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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    Lovely wine. Currant, blueberry on the tip of the tongue. A sturdy wine, but civilized. Tannins and acids are nicely integrated. Some slight suggestionsuggestion, not flavorof licorice. Some dustiness. Some fungal happenings on the aftertaste. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Avignonesi Desiderio Cortona 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Motto Backbone Cabernet Sauvignon California Motto Backbone Cab 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by marymarchell


  • Al, I find most red wines, regardless of the maker, from Spring Mountain ... ... to this wine as a "baby Cabernet Sauvignon."  That is not uncharacteristic of the Keenan Napa Valley Merlots.  Generally, anybody who is expecting a soft, easy-to-drink Merlot from this bottling is going to be very surprised--and, possibly, disappointed.    &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Epica Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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    Mary's Christmas gift from Anne on 12/30/2017. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • 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

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  • 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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