Cabernet Sauvignon is characterized by its dark color, full body, and relatively high alcohol content as compared to other wines. It covers a large spectrum of aromas and flavors, with most tending towards herbaceous when not fully ripe with capsicum and grassy textures, but you can make out blackcurrant and concentrated cassis when ripe. While sipping, you might pick up the essence of green pepper, tobacco, and dark fruits such as cherries, along with hints of vanilla, cedar, sandalwood, coffee, musk and spicy notes due to its affinity with oak. Cabernet Sauvignon pairs fabulously with rich dishes such as a porterhouse or braised short ribs due to its hearty and powerful undertones. Start picking out your wines right away!