Wine Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Pronounced
    (cab-uhr-NAY sow-veen-YON)
  • Appearance
    Dark ruby red to dark purple
  • Body Style
    Full-bodied
  • Flavors
    Black cherries, black currants, cassis, plums, herbs, mint, tobacco, cedar, eucalyptus and leather
  • Major Source
    Argentina; Australia; California; Chile; France (Bordeaux and Languedoc-Roussillon regions); Italy; New York; New Zealand; South Africa; Texas
  • Food Matches
    Cheddar
    Parmesan
    Romano
    Lamb
    Roast Beef
    Steaks
Known as the king of red wines, Cabernet Sauvignon is responsible for the great red Bordeaux wines of France, excellent red wines from California and many other states and countries including Australia and Chile. This wine can be somewhat rough due to the high tannins when young. Cabernet Sauvignon possesses extreme depth, richness, concentration and longevity. Great Cabernet needs both oak and bottle aging to bring it into harmony.