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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  • Chateau Arnauld Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2000

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the www.bidforwine.co.uk ... ... chateau and consists of 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot and spent 12 months in oak barrels I started it last night with my chicken supper.It is a full bodied and dark coloured wine that is well structured.There is plenty of a blackcurrant,plum and blueberry style ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau de Pirouette 2016

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    This modestly priced Medoc presents garnet brick red in the glass, with a wonderful blackberry, coffee and smoke nose. Slightly acerbic and thus youthful, this wine is nevertheless smooth, balanced and elegant; the entry is dominated by blackberry, cassis, blueberry confit and smoke. Finish is medium long. A fine buy for a Medoc. Purchased i... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve 2015

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    The 2015 Errazuriz Don Maximiano (mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, but with other Bordeaux varieties) presents with the deepest carmine colour, shining iridescently in the glass. The nose is dominated by acidic wild fruit such as wild, low shrub blueberry with a bit of cedar shank (as if presented on such a wood). Vanilla, mild tannin, cassis and blu... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Kumbaya Blend California 2014

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    Ruby red coloration with rusty purple hues around the rim when held against light and shows nice legs too! Semi clear transparency which suggests some decanting could be done to this one. Aromas of sweet vanilla, dark cherry, blackberry and chokecherry deepness....perhaps some mild peppery spice and oak dryness. Flavors are very fruit forward... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Chateau le Doyenne Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux 1999

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a wine merchant in Sussex for £10.Premieres ... consists of 85% merlot,10% cabernet sauvignon and 5% cabernet franc and was aged in oak barrels for 18 months.I started my bottle last night with my supper of lamb chops.There is plenty of a blackcurrant and plum style fruit with a hint of vanilla and some soft a... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Shafer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

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    Very beautiful, purple in the glass. Typical CS nose of dark fruit. Indeed dark fruit on the tip of the tongue--blackberry, currant, prune--but, also nice minerality. It's been years since I've seen anybody call out pencil lead in their tasting notes, but if this were 2005, that that's the way it would have been described. Tannin and acid ha... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Borsao Berola 2010

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    Browny-red in color and there is a lovely murkyness of suspended particulate that is not taking anything away from the liquid. Huge smoky spice and vanilla oak immediately on the nostrils followed by tinge of cranberry, blackberry and chokecherry after aggressive swirling....perhaps some slight alcohol burn in the nose as well but it is smooth.... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon Valle de Colchagua 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Arretxea Irouleguy 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Walthamstow [www.forestwine.com] Irouleguy is an appellation created in 1990,although there has been viticulture here since at least the Romans,for red,rose and white wines from 9 communes around the village of that name.This is located in south-west France about 25 miles south-east of the tow... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Angus the Bull 2015

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    Just like the label says this pours an inky black/red/purple color and is quite opaque in nature.....decent legs form after a gentle swirl. Initial strong booze vapors on the aroma but settles quickly, revealing blackberry, boysenberry, oaked cherry, smoked pepper spice and tinges of leather. The palate contains Bing cherry, boysenberry, choke... 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 ?

    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

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