Cabernet Sauvignon is a favorite among many wine collectors and even George Nader. This wine is grown almost in every wine producing region in the world. It is adaptable to the harshest climates, from cold mountains to deserts. The grapes are resilient and do not lose their moral texture. However, there will be a difference in the overall flavor because of the various kinds of grapes used. It is actually known to be grown in the Gobi desert in China as well.
In USA, it is legal to mix 25% other grape variety in a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon. We at George Nader do not think this is a bad thing as it provides various opportunities to try new flavors and textures.
Poignant Taste and Texture
As Cabernet Sauvignon ( https://www.vintagecellars.com.au/Red%20Wine?facets=grapevarietymapping%3DCabernet+Sauvignon )is grown in a variety of climates, temperatures and soil all over the world, you will not find a set of similar tastes. However, there are basic flavors such as berry fruits and mature earthy tastes that are prevalent in almost all bottles. Depending upon the bottle you pick up you might get a hint of black currant, black cherry or blackberry. Other flavors can include tobacco, licorice, black pepper, violet flowers and vanilla.
These wines are oak treated which lends a subtle, aromatic and earthy flavor. Usually French oaks are used; however, lately American and Hungarian oaks are also used. The wine in itself as per George Nader is a full bodied red wine that has a strong fruity flavor. The fruits you will imagine shall be all the dark variants. Also, pepper is a dominating taste ranging from bell pepper to black pepper.
On the color chart between Pinot and Syrah, you will find Cabernet Sauvignon to be closer to Syrah. It is opaque red and a glass can easily lure you into tasting it and losing yourself in the rich colors. Other tastes like Graphite and flowers are also very prevalent depending upon the wine maker you select. With Cabernet Sauvignon it is important you choose a wine maker who understands his task of blending this beautiful wine. You can even imagine the right flavor. Think you are rolling down a hill full of heather during summer while holding a leather bag full of an assortment of black cherries.