Cabernet Sauvignon, you classy bastard.
You were conceived from Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc grapes and they made the most popular grape in American wine drinkers.
This grape is so great because it has thick skin and is easy to grow in many areas of the world.
It’s full-bodied, dark, dry, has a lot of tannins and a medium level of acidity. Your tongue will likely get that dried up feeling from the tannins when drinking Cab Sav..
This bad boy is best served with food, especially red meats. Try pairing your Cab. with fatty foods or rich tomato sauces and cheeses.
Pyrazines is an organic compound group in unripe Cabernet Sauvignons that smells like green bell pepper. That’s why many wine tasters detect green pepper in their Cab Savs..
Wines that are Cabernet Sauvignon, but aren’t called Cabernet Sauvignon:
Bouchet, Bouche, Petit-Bouchet, Petit-Cabernet, Petit-Vidure, Vidure, Sauvignon Rouge.
Fun Fact: August 31, 2017 is #CabernetDay, just in case you really dig the grape and want to celebrate that. I probably will.