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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  • Finca Villacreces Pruno 2015


    Beautiful dark cherry colour. On the nose, blueberries, some sweet (perhaps candied Maraschino) cherry and Grandma's cedar chest; a lot of cultivated ripe, blueberry on a bed of soft oak (vanilla, some tannin poking through). Finishes slightly sweet, round and slightly tannic (the wine can age several more years easily, but is delicious now). 91. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Having this tonight in a virtual wine tasting of Spain - The 2015 Cellar ... Garnacha, 40% Carinena and Cabernet Sauvignon.1st pour - Bark cherries, some wood,drfinate earthy notes, anise,solid structure with medium framing tannins with matching acidity. The nose is also floral with violets2nd swallow - there some baking spice and and there is... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's your Choice of Wine...

  • Apsara Cabernet Sauvignon Kenefick Ranch 2013


    Interesting that the first taste sensation I had with this wine was savory. Then we returned to the mean. Dark fruit--blueberry and, maybe, raisins. Nice dustiness, mid-palate. Quite sedate tannins for a wine of such youth. Enjoyable now, probably better in the future. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • You are quite right; I neither lost nor gained as the virtual reality was not ... was not ... red (largely Cabernet Sauvignon, but more recently, Rhone Rangers based largely on Syrah) and, sometimes, the Cali white (mostly over-extracted, blossom-infused Chardonnay... an acquired taste, but still highly worthy, I grant you).  They come by thi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Humble Côtes du Rhône...

  • Why?  We're having beef for dinner, tonight.  I really like CS ... awesome '13 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.A bit more fruit forward than the Mending Wall reported above--blueberry and miscellaneous dried dark fruit.  Observable dustiness, mid palate.  Fairly controlled tannin.  I do not feel bad, for even one millisecond, about opening this... Read More

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  • Caymus Vineyards Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2014


    Wonderfully smooth & fruity. Read More

    Wine review by ybmtnt

  • Mending Wall Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013


    Beautiful deep dark plum color. Wonderful black fruitcurrant, cassison the tip of the tongue. More flavors on the rear tongue and under the rear palatesome dustiness, some unsweetened chocolate. This is a terrific wine, today, but with its still sturdy tannin and nice tart acid, investing storage space for this wine will reap additional rewards. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Dark Horse Rose


    No written review

    Wine review by marymarchell

  • Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Medoc France Bordeaux 1997


    I bought this bottle of wine for £20 from the website ... It consists of 60% cabernet sauvignon,30% merlot,6% cabernet franc and 4% petit verdot and spent 12 months in oak barrels 50% of which were new. I started my bottle last night with my roast chicken supper.It is a full bodied and well structured wine. There is some very concentrated black... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • One of the few real bargains left in France are found in the southern Rhone and Bouche du Rhône and fall under the appellation Cotes du Rhône and Cotes du Rhône-Villages.  These wines are delicious whether red or white, and are still affordable at good price to quality ratios.  Their copies in Australia, South Africa, Australia and North America... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Humble Côtes du Rhône...

  • 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 that are not in stores.

    Comment by 1397821wineplusjerky 1397821 wineplusjerky

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