Search Rank 3123
Over all vintages, this was the 3123rd most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 83532nd
Cabernet Sauvignon (often shortened to 'Cab Sav' or even just 'Cab') is probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. The product of a natural crossing of key Bordeaux grape varieties Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon's DNA was profiled only as recently as 1997, by researchers in California. Most wine authorities agree that the crossing happened only in the past few centuries, making the variety's current fame all the more impressive. From its origins around the Medoc, the Cabern ... more
Colchagua Valley is a wine-producing region in central Chile. The desirable terroir of the region and a lot of marketing know-how have combined to make this one of Chile's most important wine regions, along with Maipo Valley in the north. Some of Chile's most prestigious wines are made in Colchagua, mostly from Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere and Syrah.
Rapel Valley is a large wine-producing region in Chile's Central Valley. Made up of the Colchagua and Cachapoal valleys, the area produces roughly a quarter of all Chilean wine. The warm, dry region makes a wide range of wine styles, ranging from everyday wines to some of Chile's most expensive and prestigious offerings. Cabernet Sauvignon, ... more