The king of red wines, Cabernet Sauvignon is the most popular and renowned red wine grape variety. Like Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon is planted everywhere and styles are defined as much by individual winemakers and vineyards as by regions. Cabernet Sauvignon's flavor, structure, and longevity make it so popular. It has an aroma of cherry and cedar, with an unusual complexity of flavors—cherry, black currant (cassis), blackberry, raspberry, mint, eucalyptus and black pepper. Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark and beefy wine rich in tannin. It’s often grassy on the nose when young, with cedar and tobacco tones emerging on maturation. Its high acid and tannin content give Cabernet Sauvignon its structure and make it capable of long aging.