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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  • Quivet Cellars Beckstoffer las Piedras Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    This is a big, powerful wine. I opens with a nice unobtrusive level of dark fruit--currant, blueberry. Then there is some steeliness, or, maybe, graphite, followed by some dustiness, Then, the tannin hits--very serious tannin, I am enjoying this wine, right now, but there is sufficient acid here to predict that several more years of storage ... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Chateau Croque-Michotte Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe 1994

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £17from the www.bidforwine.co.uk ... ... ... cabernet franc and 1% cabernet sauvignon and spent a year in oak barrels.I started the bottle last night with my supper of roast lamb and I did enjoy it There is some blackcurrant.plum and blueberry style fruit with a suggestion of vanilla.However,this is a full bod... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Villa Doluca Legend 2017

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £7 from a local shop. Like the shop the ... ... it is a blend of syrah and cabernet sauvignon but not in what proportions. Anyway.I started the bottle last night with my supper of bacon pasta bake and thoroughly enjoyed it. There is plenty of a blackberry and blackcurrant style fruit with soft tannins but more ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Musar Jeune 2017

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    The Famille Hochar produces the Musar Jeune line (this one is the red or rouge) as an early drinker for those with shallower pockets. The blend of Cab Sauvignon, Syrah and Cinsault made with traditional methods throws a heavy sediment, is opaque red in the glass, and fills the nostrils with black cherry, wet rich earth and blackberry jam. Entr... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Chateau Baracan Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux 2017

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Nuviana Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Domaine Labranche-Laffont Christine Dupuy Madiran 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from a shop in L;ondon's Walthamstow [ ... 60% tannat and 20% each of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. I started my bottle the other evening with my supper of roast pork.It is a wine of fairly intense flavours. There is a cherry like fruit with some very strong structure to it. It was a good match for... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Robert Keenan Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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    Brooding nose of wood and dark fruit. Delightfully subtle suggestion of dark berries and stone fruit, Non-fruit suggestions of wood and slate, Quite full-bodied. Tannin is almost completely resolved, Retro-nasal smoky sensation. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Chateau Marquis de Terme Grand Cru Classe En 1855 Margaux 1993

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £30 from the www.bidforwine.co.uk website.I ... ... bottle consists of 55% cabernet sauvignon,35% merlot,7% petit verdot and 3% cabernet franc and the wine spent 18 months in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of chicken stew.There is a bramble and blackberry style fruit with a hint of p... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Le Grand Chai Pomerol 2007

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from the website www.cellartrade.co.uk. Pomerol is an appellation created in 1936, although winemaking here goes back to at least medieval times,for red wines from the small commune of that name near the town of Libourne on the right bank in the Bordeaux region.My bottle consists of 80% merlot and 10% each of... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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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.

    Comment by 1066600Krowvitz 1066600 Krowvitz


  • 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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