One of the most widely planted red grapes in the world, including of course, Bordeaux, where it is the star in their traditional blend. Is known for its structure and rich red berry flavors.
A powerful, tannic red grape of noble heritage; the base grape for many red Bordeaux and most of the best red wines from California, Washington, Chile and South Africa; capable of aging for decades.
(ka-behr-NAY soh-vihn-YAWN): One of the noblest of the red wine grape varieties, used in Bordeaux, and successfully grown in many countries. Often referred to as the king of red wines.