The classic profile of Cabernet Sauvignon tends to be full-bodied wines with high tannins and noticeable acidity that contributes to the wine's aging potential. In cooler climates, Cabernet Sauvignon tends to produce wines with blackcurrant notes that can be accompanied by green bell pepper notes, mint and cedar which will all become more pronounced as the wine ages. In more moderate climates the blackcurrant notes are often seen with black cherry and black olive notes while in very hot climates the currant flavors can veer towards the over-ripe and "jammy" side
This wine is built for fat and protein. Red meat is its first love. Everything from burgers and brats to prime riband hearty sausage dishes pairs perfectly with the red wine. Strong-flavored cheese and umami-rich mushroom dishes marry well with cab. A mushroom Swiss burger with truffle aioli would make a delicious pairing.