cabernet sauvignon, wine, red
Cabernet Sauvignon is both a red grape and a type of produced wine. There is a clear distinction between the two because a cabernet sauvignon grape is also used in French wines like a Bordeaux wine. A wine created in the Bordeaux region of France will be a Bordeaux wine and they may use a Cabernet Sauvignon grape or a Merlot grape or other type of grape, so don?t confuse a Cabernet with a Bordeaux, both are from different countries. What separates a Cabernet Sauvignon from other red wines? First, it seems, a Cabernet Sauvignon or ?New World Wine? is starting to take a bit of control in some European regions causing a decline in ?Old World? Bordeaux wines. Perhaps it?s the cost difference or the fact that a Cabernet grape has a good growing season in California? Or perhaps it?s all unsubstantiated data that needs further analysis over time. A cabernet grape requires a long growing season, some regions of the world do not have a long enough growing season to make the grapes ripe enough for a quality wine (Cabernet Wine, Bordeaux wine or otherwise) but the cabernet sauvignon grape, itself, is being grown throughout the worlds vineyards. The cabernet grape is responsible for some of the worlds best of class wines of all categories and has been a huge competitor against other grapes for centuries. The result is a grape that is very strong in taste, requires some time to age in wine and has a great structure thanks to the powerful tannins it possesses. As we discussed in our holiday gift idea of a sweet merlot wine, potent tannins could give you a sour experience! The mouthfeel will be smooth but the taste of a cabernet may linger in your mouth for many moments after the liquid has been consumed. Never assume a potent tannin will be a sour tannin, some recipes mingle a lighter tannin with the stronger tastes to build a better experience with less bitter bite.