Cabernet & Bordeaux
Bordeaux reds are medium- to full-bodied with bold aromas of black currant, plums and an earthiness like smelling wet soil or pencil lead. Depending on the quality, vintage and what region within Bordeaux the wine is from, fruit flavors range from more tart fruit to sweeter ripe fruit.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s foremost red wine-grape variety. It is most commonly associated with the red wines of Bordeaux, though it is widely cultivated throughout the world.
In the vineyard, the Cabernet Sauvignon grape can be distinguished by its small, thick-skinned and decidedly blue-colored berries with a high pip-to-pulp ratio. Its thick skin results in wines of profoundly deep color, and the pips give the wine a high level of tannin.