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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  • Happy New Year Greg!Hey, at least I didn't say I've been DRINKING Pinot ... on Feb 15th, six big blind cabernet sauvignon.In the photo are:  2015 Mt Brave (Mt Veeder) cab sav, 2015 Black Hills 'Nota Bene', and 2015 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte.  The SHL needs at least five years.  The Nota Bene was gorgeous, but could use a year or two more.  The... Read More

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  • Borne of Fire Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon Horse Heaven Hills Columbia Valley Washington 2017

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    Had at Eddie Merlot in Jan 2020 Read More

    Wine review by gmb468


  • Vina Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon Casa Real Alto Santa Rita Old Vines Vineyard 2007

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • F. Stephen Miller Winter Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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    mild and pleasant for a Cab even though I prefer a stronger more distinct Cab Saug. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Chateau Plagnac Cru Bourgeois Medoc 1994

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    I bought two bottles of this wine for £20 from the website ... is one.It consists of 70% cabernet sauvignon and 30% merlot. I started the first bottle last night with my roast chicken supper. There is some blackcurrant,blueberry and plum style fruit with a suggestion of smoke or coffee with soft tannins but because of the age of the wine the st... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Bell Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013

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    Beautiful dark ruby color. Dark fruit on the nose. Sure enough, dark fruit--currant, blackberry--on the tip of the tongue. Interesting, and a Cabernet first for me, smokiness, mid-palate. Big, full-bodied wine. Some leather. Remarkably calm tannin--actually, more noticeable in the aftertaste than in the mouth--but with lively acid. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Petra Hebo Suvereto 2016

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Chateau Civrac Grand Vin Cotes de Bourg 2009

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £12.50 from a wine merchant ijn Sussex.Cotes ... merlot,35% malbec and 25% cabernet sauvignon. I started it last night with my supper of roast lamb. This is just bursting with blackcurrant,plum and blueberry style fruit with a suggestion of coffee or smoke particularly on the finish and some soft but structured... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • C. C. Jentsch Small Lots Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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    For colour, this wine joins the stable of any Bordeaux of Cru lineage. As for scent or bouquet, well, there is the blackberry, cassis, cured tobacco, and cedar we have come to love in this rightly revered grape. Jentsch has produced a wine of unbelievable purity - possibly stumping the critics in Ontario such as Crosariol into a simple 90 poin... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Oak Grove Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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    Pours a beautiful rustic cranberry color, and seems to have some suspended particulate.....somewhat cloudy. Aromas that are initially boozy, but settle with some swirling and oxygen, revealing red currant, jammy cherry and strawberry, and some muted blueberry Earthiness on the finish. The flavors are nice, not being overly intense, perhaps sug... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


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

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  • I have A january 1979 0704 K bottle for sale call or text interest at 770-243-3810

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  • 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.

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  • 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?

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  • 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.

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