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Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world's most widely recognized red wine grape varieties, grown in nearly every major wine producing country among a diverse spectrum of climates. 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, the grape is a relatively new variety, the product of a chance crossing between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc during the 17th century in southwestern France. Familiarity and ease of pronunciation have helped to sell Cabernet Sauvignon wines to consumers, even when coming from unfamiliar wine regions.

The classic profile of Cabernet Sauvignon tends to be full body with high tannins and noticeable acidity that contributes to the wine's extended aging potential. In cooler climates, Cabernet Sauvignon tends to produce wines with blackcurrant notes that can be accompanied by green bell pepper notes, mint, and cedar, which will all become more pronounced as the wine ages. In more moderate climates, the blackcurrant notes are often mitigated, with black cherry and black olives notes becoming more prominent. In the hottest climates, the currant flavors can veer towards the over-ripe and "jammy" side.

Both Old World and New World styles can be remarkably varied. Bordeaux is the grape's ancestral home, and where it finds the most complex expression. In the wine regions of the Left Bank, the Cabernet influence on the wines shows up in unique fashion according to each sub-region. In St-Estèphe and Pessac-Léognan, the grape develops more mineral flavors. Aromas of violets are a characteristic of Margaux, Pauillac is noted by a strong lead pencil scent, and St-Julien by cedar and cigar boxes, while the southern Graves region is characterized by strong blackcurrant flavors, though in less intense expression overall. The percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon used in the blend will depend on terroir and the winemakers styles as well as the vintage. In Italy, especially the vineyards of Tuscany, Cabernet Sauvignon is characterized by ripe black cherry flavors that can give a perception of sweetness, as well as strong notes of blackcurrant. The wines typically reach an alcohol level around 14% but can still maintain notable levels of balance and finesse.

New World Cabernet is decidely more "consumer friendly." In California, the main stylistic difference in Cabernet Sauvignon is between hillside/mountain vineyards and those on flatter terrain like valley floors or some areas of the Central Valley. In Napa, the hillside vineyards of Diamond Mountain District, Howell Mountain, Mt. Veeder, and Spring Mountain District have thinner, less fertile soils, which produces smaller berries and more intense flavors, reminiscent of Bordeaux wines that require years of aging to mature. The yields are also much lower. Wines produced from mountainside vineyards tend to be characterized by deep, inky colors and strong berry aromas. Throughout California there are many wine regions that have the potential to grow Cabernet Sauvignon to full ripeness and produce fruity, full-bodied wines with alcohol levels regularly above the Bordeaux average of 12–13%. The use of oak in California Cabernet has a long history, with many producers favoring new barrels made predominantly of American oak. Washington Cabernet Sauvignon is characterized by its fruitiness and easy drinking styles that are not overly tannic. Washington AVAs that have seen recent success with their Cabernet Sauvignons include the Columbia Valley, Red Mountain, Walla Walla Valley, and Yakima Valley AVAs.

Cabernet Sauvignon is grown in nearly every South American country including Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru and Uruguay. In Chile, the wines were historically limited by the excessively high yields that were commonplace throughout the country. As producers began to concentrate on limiting yields, regional differences began to emerge that distinguished Chilean Cabernets. For vineyard plantings along flat river valleys, the climate of the region is the most important consideration, but as plantings move to higher elevations and along hillsides, soil type is a greater concern. The wines of the Aconcagua region are noted for their ripe fruit but closed, tight structure that needs some time in the bottle to develop. In the Maipo Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon wines are characterized by their pervasive blackcurrant fruit and an earthy, dusty note. In warmer regions, such as the Colchagua Province, the grapes ripen more fully and produce wines with rich, ripe fruit flavors. The wines here are famously approachable for their soft acidity and tannic structure. In Argentina, Cabernet Sauvignon trails Malbec as the country's staple red grape but its numbers are growing. The wines are characterized by lighter fruit flavors and are meant to be consumed young. Premium examples are often blended with Malbec and produce full, tannic wines with savory leather and earthy tobacco notes. In recent years, there have been increased plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Uco Valley of the Mendoza Province.

In the 1980s, Australia followed California's contemporary trend in producing lighter, more "food friendly" wines with alcohol levels around 11-12% percent, but by the early 1990s, the styles changed again to focus on balance and riper fruit flavors. Today, Cabernet Sauvignon is the second most widely planted red grape in Australia, following Shiraz with which it is often blended. It can be found in several wine regions with many large producers using grapes from several states. Notable regional differences characterize Australian Cabernet Sauvignon styles. In the 1970s, the Coonawarra region first brought international attention to Australian Cabernet Sauvignons with intense fruit flavors and subtle mint and herbal notes, owing in large part to its unique, iron-rich terra rossa soils. The Margaret River region soon followed with wines that were tightly structured with pronounced black fruit notes. In contrast to these cooler regions, Barossa Valley produces big, full bodied wines, while the nearby Clare Valley produces wines with more concentrated fruit.

There is no doubt and no argument — Cabernet Sauvignon has taken its place as the king of red wine grapes, and for good reason. There is no other red grape in the world that has availed itself to so many regions, climates, and styles.

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92 points and 'Best Value,' The Tasting Panel: With fruit sourced from Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley, a plethora of perfectly-ripe fruit is layered in this juicy red. Cherry liqueur and toffee-mocha-oak on the nose is luxurious, while blackberry and plum surge on the palate to jam with anise… ...
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Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2015  (#331366)

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California

[ 92 points and 'Best Value,' The Tasting Panel: With fruit sourced from Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley, a plethora of perfectly-ripe fruit is layered in this juicy red. Cherry liqueur and toffee-mocha-oak on the nose is luxurious, while blackberry and plum surge on the palate to jam with anise and mocha intertwining with snappy dry tannins. This has an Old-World profile... (Jan/Feb 2018) Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Sirah, and Cabernet Franc. ] 92 points and 'Best Value,' The Tasting Panel: With fruit sourced from Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley, a plethora of perfectly-ripe fruit is layered in this juicy red. Cherry liqueur and toffee-mocha-oak on the nose is luxurious, while…

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100 points Wine Advocate: Composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the deep purple-black colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon has a beautiful nose of dried roses, lavender and Chinese five spice over a core of warm blackcurrants, kirsch and wild blueberries, plus wafts… ...
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Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Estate 2015  (#332963)

Cabernet Sauvignon from St. Helena, Napa Valley, California

[ 100 points Wine Advocate: Composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the deep purple-black colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon has a beautiful nose of dried roses, lavender and Chinese five spice over a core of warm blackcurrants, kirsch and wild blueberries, plus wafts of fallen leaves and dusty earth. The medium to full-bodied palate features the most amazing intensity of perfumed red, black and blue fruit flavors supported by exquisitely fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with epic length and depth. Truly stunning. Drink: 2019-2049. (Oct 2017) -Lisa Perrotti-Brown ] 100 points Wine Advocate: Composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the deep purple-black colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon has a beautiful nose of dried roses, lavender and Chinese five spice over a core of warm…

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94 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): ...This is balsamic, a little earthy and especially elegant, insinuating rather than in-your-face. The palate is very sleek, with super refined tannins and very good freshness. This was the last Lazuli blended by the late Paul Pontallier of Château Margaux.… ...
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Aquitania Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo Valley Lazuli 2014  (#701808)

Cabernet Sauvignon from Maipo Valley, Central Valley, Chile

[ 94 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): ...This is balsamic, a little earthy and especially elegant, insinuating rather than in-your-face. The palate is very sleek, with super refined tannins and very good freshness. This was the last Lazuli blended by the late Paul Pontallier of Château Margaux. This certainly over delivers for the price asked. This has great elegance and should age for a very long time. Drink: 2017-2024. (Apr 2017) ] 94 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): ...This is balsamic, a little earthy and especially elegant, insinuating rather than in-your-face. The palate is very sleek, with super refined tannins and very good freshness. This was the last Lazuli…

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95+ points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is going to be a knock-out once it loses some baby fat and the new oak incorporates a bit more. Deep, powerful and vertical in feel, the 2014 possesses remarkable depth, intensity of color and balance. Inky, deep and… ...
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O'Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 2014  (#330710)

Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California

[ 95+ points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is going to be a knock-out once it loses some baby fat and the new oak incorporates a bit more. Deep, powerful and vertical in feel, the 2014 possesses remarkable depth, intensity of color and balance. Inky, deep and creamy, with a real sense of gravitas, the 2014 is pure class through and through. Drink 2018-2026. (Dec 2016) ] 95+ points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is going to be a knock-out once it loses some baby fat and the new oak incorporates a bit more. Deep, powerful and vertical in feel, the 2014 possesses remarkable depth,…

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100 points Wine Advocate: Composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the deep purple-black colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon has a beautiful nose of dried roses, lavender and Chinese five spice over a core of warm blackcurrants, kirsch and wild blueberries, plus wafts… ...
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Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Estate 2015  (#332964)

Cabernet Sauvignon from St. Helena, Napa Valley, California

[ 100 points Wine Advocate: Composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the deep purple-black colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon has a beautiful nose of dried roses, lavender and Chinese five spice over a core of warm blackcurrants, kirsch and wild blueberries, plus wafts of fallen leaves and dusty earth. The medium to full-bodied palate features the most amazing intensity of perfumed red, black and blue fruit flavors supported by exquisitely fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with epic length and depth. Truly stunning. Drink: 2019-2049. (Oct 2017) -Lisa Perrotti-Brown ] 100 points Wine Advocate: Composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the deep purple-black colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon has a beautiful nose of dried roses, lavender and Chinese five spice over a core of warm…

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93 points Wine Spectator: Matches intensity with refinement, with subdued oak shading rich dark berry, espresso, graphite and cedar notes, ending with a long, full finish that echoes the core flavors. Best from 2021 through 2033. 1,700 cases made. (4/30/18) ...
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Lewis Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2015  (#701655)

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

[ 93 points Wine Spectator: Matches intensity with refinement, with subdued oak shading rich dark berry, espresso, graphite and cedar notes, ending with a long, full finish that echoes the core flavors. Best from 2021 through 2033. 1,700 cases made. (4/30/18) ] 93 points Wine Spectator: Matches intensity with refinement, with subdued oak shading rich dark berry, espresso, graphite and cedar notes, ending with a long, full finish that echoes the core flavors. Best from 2021 through 2033. 1,700 cases made. (4…

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91 points Wine Spectator: Modest yet complex aromas lead to an intense profile, making this a candidate for short-term cellaring, with powerful flavors and tannins. Best from 2021 through 2030. 600 cases made. (12/13/17) ...
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Lewis Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Mason's 2015  (#330492)

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

[ 91 points Wine Spectator: Modest yet complex aromas lead to an intense profile, making this a candidate for short-term cellaring, with powerful flavors and tannins. Best from 2021 through 2030. 600 cases made. (12/13/17) ] 91 points Wine Spectator: Modest yet complex aromas lead to an intense profile, making this a candidate for short-term cellaring, with powerful flavors and tannins. Best from 2021 through 2030. 600 cases made. (12/13/17)

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96 points Jeb Dunnuck: ...the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature... sees 22 months in 50% new French oak. Its deep, inky color is followed by an incredibly pure bouquet of crème de cassis, hints of blue fruits, graphite, and cedar. With gorgeous minerality, full-bodied richness, building tannin and… ...
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Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Signature 2015  (#330759)

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

[ 96 points Jeb Dunnuck: ...the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature... sees 22 months in 50% new French oak. Its deep, inky color is followed by an incredibly pure bouquet of crème de cassis, hints of blue fruits, graphite, and cedar. With gorgeous minerality, full-bodied richness, building tannin and notable purity, it's an incredible wine, as well as a sensational value. Drink: 2018-2038. (12/29/17) 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot, 4% Merlot, 3% Malbec. ] 96 points Jeb Dunnuck: ...the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature... sees 22 months in 50% new French oak. Its deep, inky color is followed by an incredibly pure bouquet of crème de cassis, hints of blue fruits, graphite, and cedar. With gorgeous…

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OWC - Limited edition! Etched/engraved bottle #208/500. Average CellarTracker.com user rating: 92.1 points. (5/17/17) ...
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Grace Family Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (etched bottle) 2002  (#323061)

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

[ OWC - Limited edition! Etched/engraved bottle #208/500. Average CellarTracker.com user rating: 92.1 points. (5/17/17) ] OWC - Limited edition! Etched/engraved bottle #208/500. Average CellarTracker.com user rating: 92.1 points. (5/17/17)

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97 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is a huge, dark wine. Virile, imposing and massively structured in the glass, the 2013 is a wine for readers who can be patient. The flavors are dark, bold and incisive, with potent tannins and a real feeling of gravitas to back things… ...
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Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Mt. Veeder 2013  (#701904)

Cabernet Sauvignon from Mount Veeder, Napa Valley, California

[ 97 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is a huge, dark wine. Virile, imposing and massively structured in the glass, the 2013 is a wine for readers who can be patient. The flavors are dark, bold and incisive, with potent tannins and a real feeling of gravitas to back things up. Black cherry, game, smoke, gravel and licorice add to an impression of brooding intensity. In many ways, the 2013 reminds me of some of the great wines of the 1970s in its dark, imposing personality. Drink: 2025-2053. (Mar 2018) ] 97 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is a huge, dark wine. Virile, imposing and massively structured in the glass, the 2013 is a wine for readers who can be patient. The flavors are dark, bold and incisive, with potent…

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94+ points Robert Parker: A vineyard made famous by Thomas Rivers Brown, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Panek Vineyard is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from clone 337 in St. Helena. This is a stunner with a beautiful floral fragrance interwoven with blueberry and blackberry fruit, graphite and incense. It is… ...
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Rudius Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Panek Vineyard 2013  (#328108)

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

[ 94+ points Robert Parker: A vineyard made famous by Thomas Rivers Brown, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Panek Vineyard is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from clone 337 in St. Helena. This is a stunner with a beautiful floral fragrance interwoven with blueberry and blackberry fruit, graphite and incense. It is dense, full-bodied with the blue and black fruits continuing across the full-bodied palate. The wine has superb purity and moderate tannin. This wine should drink well for 20-25 years. Drink: 2016-2041. (Oct 2016) ] 94+ points Robert Parker: A vineyard made famous by Thomas Rivers Brown, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Panek Vineyard is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from clone 337 in St. Helena. This is a stunner with a beautiful floral fragrance interwoven with blueberry…

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98+ points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): Very deep inky-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is incredibly intense and impactful on the nose, revealing notes of crushed black cherries, blackberries and fresh black currants with underlying notions of charcoal, sautéed… ...
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Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Hillside Select 2014  (#333063)

Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California

[ 98+ points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): Very deep inky-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is incredibly intense and impactful on the nose, revealing notes of crushed black cherries, blackberries and fresh black currants with underlying notions of charcoal, sautéed herbs, black soil, chargrilled meat and pencil lead, plus a waft of violets. Very full-bodied, very rich and wonderfully concentrated, the wall of fruit is well matched by a firm structure of ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing with great length and depth. Drink: 2017-2039. (Oct 2017 ] 98+ points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): Very deep inky-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is incredibly intense and impactful on the nose, revealing notes of crushed black cherries, blackberries and fresh black…

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