Cabernet Sauvignon is known as the king of the red grape, and for good reason. These grapes thrive in many different climates all over the world, and as diverse as the lands in which they grow. Their characteristics are equally diverse. Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, whether on their own or blended with other grapes, are responsible for many of the finest wines in the world. The Cab-Sauv is the main grape in the Bordeaux wines from France, as well as in Napa Valley, California. These wines are full-bodied, with lots of color and tannins. Many Cabs showcase flavors such as blackberry, cedar, and currant. Other characteristics include herby and earthy flavors, and even a tobacco taste.