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Why Cabernet Sauvignon Is Such A Popular Wine
Cabernet Sauvignon, a staple in vineyards worldwide, is a young grape variety, first bred in 18th-century Bordeaux, France. It's a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc.
The grape's resilience, due to its thick skin and vines, make it popular among growers. It thrives in prime regions like Bordeaux and Napa Valley, and in Chile and Australia.
A uniformly full-bodied, dry wine with high tannins and acidity, Cabernet Sauvignon’s specific flavor profiles vary from region to region, allowing it to cater to a wide audience.
Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignons feature savory anise, tobacco, and French oak notes, while the volcanic soils of Napa Valley produce earthier tones, often with higher alcohol levels.
Cabernet Sauvignon is enjoyed alone or paired with rich, bold dishes like grilled steak or creamy risotto. Surprisingly, the wine is also a good match for some seafood dishes.