Cabernet Sauvignon - The "King"
Cabernet Sauvignon is considered the "King" of red wine grape varietals. It's used in many Bordeaux blends as a trifecta with Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Cabernet Sauvignon became defined as "the grape" in the Napa Valley region and is a mainstay in many of California's growing regions. However, this grape varietal is grown worldwide. It's heartiness and "big" flavors make it perfect for aging. In my book, nothing beats a well made Cabernet. There's a plethora of wonderful cabs out there waiting to be "discovered".
There are several different styles of Cabernet Sauvignon.