Cabernet Sauvignon


Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world's most widely recognized red wine grape varieties. It is grown in nearly every major wine producing country among a diverse spectrum of climates from Canada's Okanagan Valley to Lebanon's Beqaa Valley. Cabernet Sauvignon became internationally recognized first through its prominence in Bordeaux wines where it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet franc. From France, the grape spread across Europe and to the New World where it found new homes in places like California's Napa Valley, Australia's Coonawarra region and Chile's Maipo Valley. For most of the 20th century, it was the world's most widely planted premium red wine grape until it was surpassed by Merlot in the 1990s.

Despite its prominence in the world of wine, the grape is a relatively new variety being the product of a chance crossing between Cabernet franc and Sauvignon blanc sometime during the 17th century in southwestern France. Its popularity is often attributed to the ease of cultivating, with the grape's thick skins and hardy vines being resistant to rot and frost, as well as the grape's consistency in presenting structure and flavors expressing the typical character ("typicity") of the variety. Familiarity and ease of pronunciation have aided Cabernet Sauvignon wines to be good sellers among consumers, even when from unfamiliar wine regions. Its widespread popularity has also contributed to criticism of the grape as a "colonizer" that takes over wine regions at the expense of native grape varieties.


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International Wine Merchants: The Original Dark Horse 2010
International Wine Merchants: The Original Dark Horse 2010
Laguna Canyon Winery: Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Rutherford 2011
Laguna Canyon Winery: Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Rutherford 2011
Raymond Vineyard & Cellar: Family Classic Cabenet Sauvignon 2010
Raymond Vineyard & Cellar: Family Classic Cabenet Sauvignon 2010
Stag’s Leap Winery: Artemis, Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Stag’s Leap Winery: Artemis, Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars: Artemis, Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars: Artemis, Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Ackerman Family Vineyards: 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Ackerman Family Vineyards: 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Boulder Creek Winery: Cabernet Sauvignon
Boulder Creek Winery: Cabernet Sauvignon
Cannon River Winery: Mill Street Red
Cannon River Winery: Mill Street Red
Chumeia Vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon California, 2006
Chumeia Vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon California, 2006
Chumeia Vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, 2006
Chumeia Vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, 2006
Clos du Val: Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Clos du Val: Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
EOS Estate Winery: Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
EOS Estate Winery: Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
EOS Estate Winery: Novella Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
EOS Estate Winery: Novella Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Isaac Smith Cabernet Sauvignon
Isaac Smith Cabernet Sauvignon
Line Shack Winery: 2005 Line Shack Cabernet Sauvignon
Line Shack Winery: 2005 Line Shack Cabernet Sauvignon
Louis M. Martini: Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County 2006
Louis M. Martini: Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County 2006
Lucero Vineyards: 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon
Lucero Vineyards: 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon
Lucero Vineyards: 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon
Lucero Vineyards: 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon
Madonna Estate Winery: Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Madonna Estate Winery: Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Madonna Estate Winery: Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Madonna Estate Winery: Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Merryvale Vineyards: Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2005
Merryvale Vineyards: Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2005
Mount Hope Estate & Winery: Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Hope Estate & Winery: Cabernet Sauvignon
Tarara Winery: 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
Tarara Winery: 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
Tarara Winery: 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Tarara Winery: 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Two Rivers Winery & Chateau: Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005
Two Rivers Winery & Chateau: Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005
Ackerman Family Vineyards: 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Ackerman Family Vineyards: 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Adams County Winery: Cabernet Sauvignon
Adams County Winery: Cabernet Sauvignon
Asti Winery: Cellar Nº 8 Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Asti Winery: Cellar Nº 8 Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Baron Herzog Wine Cellars: Jeunesse Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Baron Herzog Wine Cellars: Jeunesse Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Black Mountain Vineyard: Fat Cat Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Black Mountain Vineyard: Fat Cat Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Bogle Vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Bogle Vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Bonterra Vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Bonterra Vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Bonterra Vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino County 2007
Bonterra Vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino County 2007
Chateau Potelle: Cabernet Sauvignon VGS Mount Veeder 2005
Chateau Potelle: Cabernet Sauvignon VGS Mount Veeder 2005
Chateau St. Jean: Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Chateau St. Jean: Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Clos du Val: Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Clos du Val: Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Clos du Val: Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Clos du Val: Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Conn Creek Winery: Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Conn Creek Winery: Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Crane Family Vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Crane Family Vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Daglia Canyon Winery: Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Daglia Canyon Winery: Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
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