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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  • Millstream traditional Cabernet 2017

    Snoothrank:

    A decent semi-sweet wine: velvet dark cherry, vanilla and smooth tannic cane sugar ending. awesome wine! try pairing it with dark chocolate or charbroiled kebab. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Had these two under $20 midweek drinkers. The 2015 Enkidu Old Vine ... 2014 Tapiz Cabernet Sauvignon was all about the earthiness, graphite and minerality. Not much fruit. Needs a few years in the cellar to come together. Medium body and short finish. Not bad, but not worth the $15-$18 tariff.   Read More

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  • Chateau Ducluzeau Listrac Medoc 1991

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the website ... of 90% merlot and 10% cabernet sauvignon,an unusual blend for the left bank,and was aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast pork.At first I thought it might be corked because the cork crumbled as I attempted to remove it and some of it fell back into th... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • A couple more arrived today - expecting a couple more tomorrow.  For now - ... Serie Riberas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon (Conch Y Toro)  This line is a step below the Casa Concha line but is usually very solid.  Next is the 2010 Anares Rioja Reserva from Bodega Olarr Read More

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  • This Bordeaux blend is decent but not great in any way.  It's getting ... getting ... 75% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc.  Should have tasted better in my opinion.  Was 2010 a bad year in Bordeaux?  I know that 2009 was an exceptional yea Read More

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  • Abrau Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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    the wine is wide, round and nice in all respects at the beginning and middle but suddenly ending has too much alcohol flavor, that ruins all previous benefits. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • This was dinner on Saturday night with friendsStarted with a platter of Salami, ... Green BeansThe 2004 St Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon from the Coonawarra was a typical 10-15 year old Cab from that region. Whilst St Hugo is part of the Pernod Ricard conglomerate, when they focus their resources on and provide top winemakers with the freedom to make... Read More

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  • We did the French Wine Tasting party last night at our friends house in ... ... was a Bordeaux left bank (Cabernet Sauvignon being the primary varietal).  There were many right bank Bordeaux wines and even a white Bordeaux (Sauvignon Blanc).  Our red, a 2006 Chateau Gueyrosse Bordeaux was the second favorit Read More

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  • Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Always solid - this and their Merlot offer great QPR drinking at this level. Large dark berry fruits, red plum, chewy tannins and driving acidity make this an easy everyday drinking choice. 88 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Montes Alpha Syrah Colchagua Valley 2014

    Snoothrank:

    This lived up to it's hype and then some. Big gamey and blackberry noted lead the nose were joined by earthy tones, mocha leading to good framing acidity amf tannins. Wonderful - 91 points - drink or hold (18 - 24 months) - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • 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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