Cabernet Sauvignon

Vitis Vinifera, Red Grape

The Cabernet Sauvignon varietal wine grape

The undisputed king of red wines, Cabernet Sauvignon can be found planted all over the world, from the powerful fruity Cabs of California's Napa Valley to Australia's Margaret River but standing above, the most famous of all, Bordeaux, and in particular the Médoc's Pauillac and Margaux areas, where the Cabernets are often rich in blackberries, tar and cigars. Cabernet Sauvignon can be found throughout France and on into the neighbouring Spain and Italy, in fact most European countries have at some point planted this robust grape. Often found characteristics to look for in Cabernets include tomato, cherry, blackberries and currents, plum, tobacco, bramble and aniseed.