CellarNotes Home
Site Index

Wine News

Taste Progression
Food & Wine
-- Wine with Turkey
-- Wine with Beef
Holding Glasses
Chilling Wine
Serving Temperatures
Open Bottles
Storing Wine
Restaurant Service

Horizontal/Vertical Tasting
When to Decant

Auction Prices- Bordeaux

Auction Prices- California
Auction Prices- Port
Birth Year Wines
Bordeaux Blends
Color of Wine
Cooking Sherry
Corked Wines
Grape Varieties
Grape Statistics
How long to Age Wine

Vintage Chart
Vintage Date
Wine Barrels
Wine Bottle Shapes
Wine Bottle Sizes
Wine Colors

Wine Names

Wine by Country
Travel Tips
Focus on France
-- Medoc
-- St. Emilion
-- Pomerol
-- Graves
-- Sauternes

Wine Books:
Great Wine Books

On-line Merchants
Links for Wine Lovers

About Us

Non-Wine Links to Friends:
Ranch Irons


Copyright DKOP L.L.C.
• All rights reserved.*



cabernet sauvignon grapes CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Cabernet Sauvignon is the premier red wine grape in the world.  Cabernet Sauvignon is the dominant grape in the Bordeaux region of France and has spread to every other major growing region.  The Cabernet Sauvignon grape produces distinctive wines that are tannic and can have long aging potential.  Average aging potential for Cabernet is 5 to 10 years in order to achieve peak flavor.   It is usually blended with other varieties to make wines with increased complexity.

Cabernet Sauvignon is a small dark thick skinned grape that gives average yields.  It needs slightly warmer growing conditions than many other varieties in order to achieve maturity.  DNA testing shows that it is descended from Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc

Cabernet Sauvignon Taste characteristics:  dark cherry, cedar, tobacco, black currant, cool climate growth can give green pepper or olive.  Up to 18 months of aging in small oak barrels before bottling Cabernet is common in order to achieve more complexity.

When you think of the finest red wines in the world, you often are thinking of wines made with Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon is known in some parts of the world by other names including: Petit Cabernet, Sauvignon Rouge, and Vidure.