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Cabernet Sauvignon, often referred to as the "King of Red Wine Grapes," originally from Bordeaux, with a substantial presence in California, has the privilege of being the world's most sought after red wine, according to Wine Spectator Magazine. Cabernet Sauvignon is the varietal best known for aging into a truly great wine. With age, its distinctive black currant aroma can develop bouquet nuances of cedar, violets, leather, or cigar box and its typically tannic edge can soften and smooth considerably. Typically, Cabernet Sauvignon wines smell like black currants with a degree of bell pepper or weediness, varying in intensity with climatic conditions, viticulture practices, and vinification techniques.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|