What is Cabernet Sauvignon ?

Cabernet Sauvignon

What is Cabernet Sauvignon ?

Cabernet Sauvignon is originally from the Bordeaux Region of France. Today, it is grown throughout the World.  

Best Cabernet Sauvignon under $30.00

From Argentina

2015 Finca Decero Remolinos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Reviews

Suggested Retail Price $22.00

91 Points Wine Spectator

Big and rich, with zesty acidity behind the dark plum, blackberry and dark currant flavors. Chocolate nib notes show midpalate, while creamy accents fill the pure, fruit-filled finish. Drink now through 2024.

90 Points James Suckling

A dense and velvety Cabernet Sauvignon with currants, chocolate and hints of oak on the nose and palate. Full body, chewy tannins and a savory finish. A little hot on the finish but this closes things off nicely.

90 Points Wine & Spirits

From a vintage plagued by rain, this is a lush, gentle Cabernet Sauvignon. A year in oak barrels has turned the tannins to suede and added a brown-sugar sweetness to the dark fruit, but the wood doesn’t mask the wine’s black-currant fragrance or earthy detail. It’s ready now, a firm, medium-bodied Cabernet for a beef braise.

2015 Susana Balbo Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Reviews

Suggested Retail Price $25.00

A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot.

93 Points James Suckling

Lots of tobacco, berry and mushroom character here. Full body, tight and chewy tannins, and a savory finish. This is structured. Vibrant and beautiful. Drink in 2019.

92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2015 Susana Balbo Signature Cabernet Sauvignon, produced from Los Árboles in the district of Tunuyán in the Uco Valley, is sourced from a cool year, and has an austere, strict profile. The oak in unnoticeable, nicely folded into the wine, and the palate is ultra-sleek, polished and elegant, with very fine tannins, nice acidity, and a subtle minerality providing freshness and length. The balsamic, herbal character grows in the glass, where the wine feels fresher and fresher. This is a great vintage for this bottling.

2016 Mendel Cabernet Sauvignon Reviews

Suggested Retail Price $20.00

90 Points James Suckling

Quite a bold, tannic wine with a lot of walnut and blackcurrant character. The finish is a bit light but well balanced.

90 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from their Finca Los Andes vineyard planted ungrafted in Perdriel in 1998 at 1,050 meters in altitude. It was harvested during the second half of April in a cooler and wetter year. Like the Malbec, it fermented in small stainless steel tanks and aged in French barriques for one year. It was bottled in October 2017. This 2016 is spicy and fresh, not a style of concentrated and tannic Cabernet, more elegant than structured. According to Roberto de la Mota, the character comes from clone 337, which is the one used to plant this vineyard. There is good definition, and it’s clean. Even if the year was very rainy, it was also cold and had less of a problem with botrytis.

From Australia

2016 Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon Reviews

Suggested Retail Price $22.00

90 Points Wine Enthusiast

Rich but with a little more restraint than the previous vintage, this wine offers up comforting aromas of chocolate tart, red and black currants and dried eucalyptus leaves, backed by a warm stone and earthy spine. It’s full bodied with grainy tannins and a stony graphite finish.

90 Points Wine Spectator

Juicy blackberry and plum flavors are vibrant up front, with Earl Grey tea, cedar, rosemary and licorice notes that are stretched tight across a firm frame. The tannins provide some appealing traction on the finish. Drink now through 2028.

2017 Paxton Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reviews

Suggested Retail Price $20.00

94 Points Australian Wine Companion

Fermented in open and closed fermenters, and held on skins (plunged or pumped over) for 14 days, matured for 9 months in new and used French puncheons. It shows the elevated spices and supple texture engendered by the vintage, and is a lovely drink. Certified organic/biodynamic.

From Chile

2016 Errazuriz Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

Suggested Retail Price $20.00

92 Points James Suckling

Lots of currants, cocoa and hazelnut character, but something earthy and an interesting dusty element at the full, dry finish mean it’s not just another big cabernet. Drink or hold.

90 Points Wine Enthusiast

Spicy berry-fruit aromas are friendly, with oak poking through. Racy acidity makes this lively at the edges, but there’s healthy fruit in the middle. Flavors of boysenberry, cola and allspice finish light, which is fitting for this cool, rainy, challenging vintage.

From France

2016 Chateau Clos Marsalette Reviews

92 Points James Suckling

Beautiful sweet berries and strawberries. Hints of orange peel. Full to medium body, medium tannins and a savory and bright finish. Enjoy the toasted oak and chocolate undertone to this. Drink in 2021.

92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2016 Clos Marsalette, the Pessac-Léognan property of Comte Stephan von Neipperg, is a blend of 45% Merlot, 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 4-18 October and matured in 35% new oak. It has a clean and precise bouquet with blackberry and bilberry scents, a fine undercurrent of minerals. I like the elegance on display here. The palate is medium-bodied with mulberry and blackberry on the entry, a touch of black olive and quite a saline second half that is both fresh and detailed. This should drink well over the next decade. It’s just a delicious wine–no more, no less.

92 Points Wine Spectator

Cedar and tobacco aromas lead off, followed by gently steeped red currant and plum fruit flavors. An elegant mix of herb, sanguine and iron notes chimes on the very silky, restrained finish. A wine of subtle charm and sneaky length, with elegance the main feature.

91 Points Decanter

As ever with Neippereg this is perfectly dressed, with great fruit selection and presentation, ready for a close up. Oak toast is evident but well balanced by some attractive black cherry, raspberry coulis and charcoal mid-palate. A very good wine.

From Italy

2016 Tommasi Poggio al Tufo Cabernet Sauvignon Reviews

Suggested Retail Price $18.00

94 Points James Suckling

A Cabernet Sauvignon that flits between black peppers, beautifully fresh elderberries, lavender and violets. Medium to full body, lots of spicy undergrowth flavors and a long, chewy finish. Drink in 2020.

91 Points Wine Spectator

Dark and concentrated, with the vibrant structure imparting fluidity. Dill, blackberry, black currant and toasted spice flavors linger, with the dusty tannins sealing the deal. Best from 2020 through 2025.

From the United States

From California

2015 Black Stallion Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reviews

Suggested Retail Price $30.00

92 Points Wine Enthusiast Editors’ Choice

With a woody nose of toasted oak and dried herb, this impressive wine is structured and bright, with fresh cassis and red cherry. Balanced and well integrated, it shows depth of flavor and complexity.

91 Points James Suckling

Red plums, dark cherries, fresh herbs and licorice. Medium-bodied with round tannins, fresh acidity and a fruity finish. Drink now.

90 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

A barrel sample, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon has a nose of crushed black cherries, wild blueberries and red and black plums with hints of sautéed herbs and earth. The medium to full-bodied mouth shows baked berries flavors with chewy tannins that are a little hard, finishing long with an herbal lift.

2016 Bishop’s Peak Cabernet Sauvignon

Suggested Retail Price $22.00

91 Points Wine Enthusiast

Snappy blackberry and boysenberry aromas combine with lilac, herbs and olive on a very inviting nose in this second-label bottling by the Talley family. It’s a fully flavored experience on the sip, with black plum, savory charred meat and dried herbs, showing great complexity for under $25.

90 Points Vinous

Deep bright-rimmed ruby. Pungent aromas of cassis, cherry liqueur, licorice, cedary oak and tobacco. Juicy and lively on the palate, offering bitter cherry and dark berry flavors that deepen slowly with aeration. Finishes silky and quite long, with sweet, harmonious tannins and a touch of smokiness.

From Washington

2016 Substance Cabernet Sauvignon Reviews

Suggested Retail Price $17.00

92 Points James Suckling

The is a firm and linear red with currants, blackberries and hints of chocolate. Medium to full body, firm and velvety, chewy tannins and a juicy finish. Real Cabernet Sauvignon at a real price. Drink or enjoy.

92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Amazingly, there are 125,000 cases of the value-priced 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine offers up classic aromas of crushed cassis, loamy soil and pencil lead. On the palate, it’s medium-bodied, layered and flavorful, with chewy but ripe tannins and succulent balancing acids, concluding with good length. Considering the scale of this cuvée and the pittance it commands, it’s a remarkable achievement.

90 Points Wine Enthusiast Best Buy

The aromas are compelling, with notes of fresh herb, black currant, black raspberry and black cherry, showing a pleasing sense of purity. The flavors are soft and pure, with sleek black-fruit notes lingering on the finish. Firm tannins back it up. It’s a fruitful expression of the variety and a superb value.

90 Points Wine Spectator

Dark and spirited, with appealing blackberry, black olive and smoked anise flavors that build toward big but polished tannins. Drink now through 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Cabernet Sauvignon dry?

YES

Is Cabernet Sauvignon Sweet?

Normally No, but with it being grown all over the world some wine makers could be making a sweet version.

What does Cabernet Sauvignon go with?

Given the wine is normally Medium to full bodied, it can served with burgers to the Best Steak. Or you can Enjoy with either Pasta or Sushi.

What French Wine is Cabernet Sauvignon ?

Cabernet Sauvignon is Only grown in the Bordeaux and Southwestern regions like Bergerac. It can also be found growing in the Languedoc region and labeled as Cabernet Sauvignon.