Types of Red Wine : Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Facts

By Brian Lemay 29 comments

Hi, I am going to tell you about Cabernet
Sauvignon one of the worlds most popular and beloved red wines. Its a big sturdy red wine.
Meaning it always has a lot of body, probably a lot flavor, a lot of tannin and maybe a
little bit of bitterness. Its is kind of a lot to take. Cabernet Sauvignon is originally
from France. Its actually one of the main grapes and its the world famous red wine of
Bordeaux. From Bordeaux it spread pretty much all throughout the wine making world. And
in any cool to warm to moderate wine growing region, you are probably going to find a Cabernet
Sauvignon. You could look at the map of the wine making world and point just about any
country and they are going to make Cabernet Sauvignon there. Its very adaptable in the
vineyard. In other words, it can grow just about any place in different soils and different
climates. Cabernet Sauvignon has some interesting aromas in it. It almost always smells like
blackberry or raisin or currants. That sounds good enough. In the middle of the glass, you
sometimes get some interesting earthy aromas. That sometimes I like to describe as cigar,
cigarette, tobacco, empty cigar box, maybe a little bit of smoke. Okay, that sounds good.
Keep going. In the middle of the glass you might also smell some chemical aromas. And
one of my most common ways of describing the chemical aromas of Cabernet Sauvignon are
leather, new car smell, plastic, tar or wet dog. Now, if that doesn’t sound very appealing
to you, I don’t blame you. Remember, that’s an aroma. It’s going to be a quick hit. Its
going to go away and I promise you, the Cabernet Sauvignon does not smell or taste to much
like a wet dog. Its a big bold wine. The fruit flavors are going to come through. On the
palate, you might get a little bit of spiciness, maybe a little bit of a nice round earthiness.
And if you want to enjoy your Cabernet, serve it up with a good hearty steak, add some mashed
potatoes, add some fried potatoes, add some green beans. You are going to have a perfect
match for Cabernet Sauvignon, one of the world’s most popular and easy to make red wines.


Ashley Paulette

Dec 12, 2009, 10:38 am Reply

King Cab!!!

Alvin Tostig

Sep 9, 2010, 10:13 am Reply

I tell people at work that I'm on a quest to find a $9-$14 bottle of wine that tastes like it cost $300. They laugh at me, yet I still haven't given up.

I honestly don't get why all these wines I've been buying taste like piss. I mean like what's the big deal about taking a quality grape seed and nurturing it … and selling it at a sensible price?

Victor Jason Yeung

Nov 11, 2010, 11:09 pm Reply

one of the very very few helpful series form expert villiage.


Dec 12, 2010, 1:54 am Reply

anyone else notice she's slurring her words more in each video?

Common Sky

Dec 12, 2010, 1:51 pm Reply

This is excellent…Thanks. Please watch "Wine & Time" on our page.

lunga shezi

Dec 12, 2010, 11:54 am Reply

South Africa has some of the best wines in the world….and our cabernet sauvignon is best!


Apr 4, 2011, 1:39 am Reply

Informative… I want red, body, but a little sweet… no acid tast… what do you think?


Jun 6, 2011, 7:41 pm Reply

@objectivethirdparty wow you really sound like you know what you're talking about. Tell us more about the raw pursuit of the truth. Can you also recommend some good red wines?


Jul 7, 2011, 4:14 pm Reply

@mlsprovideos what kind of body?


Aug 8, 2011, 6:36 am Reply

I try to watch a wine video and i gotta watch a flavored vodka video first.


Aug 8, 2011, 11:06 am Reply

Mmm, wet dog.


Sep 9, 2011, 3:40 am Reply

wow u are so great…………..thanks for the great info

Wickmans Fine Wine Auctions

Jan 1, 2012, 12:02 am Reply

The annual Coonawarra road tasting wineshow is a great way to taste through over 100 different aged and new release cabernets (this year in 2012 to include Hong Kong apparently).


Mar 3, 2012, 4:37 am Reply

I just started working in a wine store and hooo my god am I happy I found you


Mar 3, 2012, 4:54 am Reply

i think that smell of wet dog might be your upper lip


Apr 4, 2012, 6:56 am Reply

Drinking a California Cab right now.. my favorite!


Apr 4, 2012, 9:40 pm Reply

I like beers

Miniduke vinotecas

May 5, 2012, 4:45 pm Reply

the red wine must are inside of the one Caveduke the rest is conversation

Rough Rider02

Jan 1, 2013, 6:53 pm Reply

Me too. I just recently picked up a bottle of Fetzer Valley Oaks Cab Sauv here. Originally I ordered Tuscan Sauv but mistakenly the bar tender put Valley Oaks in my bag. I didn't notice until I got home of course. The thing is that it all worked out. My family fell in love with Valley Oaks Cab Sauv. Next I will try the Tuscan bottle though. They were also the same price where I got my bottle at.


Jul 7, 2013, 1:54 am Reply

Came from


Jul 7, 2013, 1:54 am Reply

A long time ago, Cabernet franc and Sauvignon blanc bred together, I love you Cabernet Sauvignon 🙂

Smedley Action Cat

May 5, 2015, 6:44 am Reply

You get nothing out of watching this video other than understanding how little this woman knows about wine.

Mohammed Ahmady

Oct 10, 2015, 3:52 pm Reply

fuck wine

John Yan

Nov 11, 2015, 7:55 am Reply

Cases with RED WINE glass for IPHONE serail!HOT sale!


Mar 3, 2016, 11:50 pm Reply

You just compared cab to a wet dog?


Apr 4, 2016, 7:40 am Reply

Кто здесь от PHARAOH'а?

Julianna Okike

Dec 12, 2017, 10:28 am Reply

This was bitter…..

Jean H Pierre

Jul 7, 2018, 3:13 am Reply

Cabernet and Syrah or Shriaz are my favorite style of red wine.

Brett Tru

Jul 7, 2019, 3:04 am Reply

Have you tried for your Master Sommelier?

Mariah Washington

Aug 8, 2019, 3:16 am Reply

Me and my mom use to love this wine. Its just so strong but i still like Cabernet Sauvigon

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