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

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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  • Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Médoc 2006

    Snoothrank:

    This 2006 is a very fine wine, but has been marred by too much oak; an earlier tasting showed that at least 10 years was required to tame this excess. Today ( Feb 2017) the wine is far more refined, the dry, cedar bark and blackberry nose and entry is smoother, but still quite tannic; there is a lot of oak. A tasty wine without doubt, but prod... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • St. Supery Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Nice unsweetened dark fruit on entry. Lots of earthiness. Lots of oaky factors. Stiff tannins suggested that patient aging will be beneficial. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Esteemed wine critics like Robert Parker and Antonio Galloni employ ... and an ... and an unexpected answer. Cabernet Sauvignon is the James Bond of grapes. If it wore clothes the closet would be filled with  smoking jackets, leather jackets, dinner jackets - wow Cab Sauv wears a lot of jackets. Is it manly because of the tannic thick skinned,... Read More

    From the article Does your wine have a gender?


  • THE OTHER RED BLEND is made of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Syrah. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Since I initiated this India thread, it is my job to get it in line!!!!Well, how many of you know that the GROVER ZAMPA WINERY in India, produces lovely wine?I first learnt about this winery, at one of my favourite spots in London, where it is served.Grovers La Reserve is delicious; a rich blend of Cabernet-Sauvignon and Shiraz.Both Kapil Grover... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Indian food and what wines??????


  • Château Leoville Poyferre St. Julien 2003

    Snoothrank:

    sweet, inviting nose; soft, lush and velvety, with sweetness of grapes and some dark black fruits... i might even have to call this seductive! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Myriad Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2014

    Snoothrank:

    Nose of dark fruit and, maybe, prune. Typical CS currant on the tip of the tongue. Some dustiness. Sturdy tannins. I was eager to open this one up. I may have been over eager. My remaining bottles will remain sideways for quite some time. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Agreed Amour. There's no harm to it and often a nice upside.D - I ... ... I ... people with opulence.Cabernet Sauvignon only appeared in what, the eighteenth century? The oldest grape known is Muscat d' Alexandria, which makes sense because it smells beautiful and given the probable aromas of ancient times, that's no small thing. Then there a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Indian food and what wines??????


  • Ah, a very nice day here in Northern Virginia.  It got up to 70 F by late ... ... Duckhorn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon in the decanter.  Steak will be my choice, and Sandra will grill a piece of Salmon.  Life is very goo Read More

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


  • OK, my OCD is kicking in.Al, did the Somm say that it contained ... Bordeaux varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot and the rarer St. Macaire, Gros Verdot and Carmenère. If the blend includes any other grape variety, it is, by definition, not a Meritage. Also, to qualify as a Meritage, no single grape varie... Read More

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


  • 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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