Cabernet Sauvignon is the jetsetter of grapes. It travels all over the world, but being a late bloomer, it thrives in warm climates. When it matures, it is famous for intensity and depth of taste, balanced with a solid acidity due to the gentle ripening. The tiny, thick-skinned grape is packed with flavor, dark blue color and tannins. Grown all over the world, the flavors vary. In France, it is often blended with the softer Merlot or the cooler Cabernet Franc, and is usually a bit higher in acidity.