One of the world’s most planted and loved wines is made from a lovely grape called Cabernet Sauvignon. We know Cabernet Sauvignon as a household name and it’s also in so many gorgeous blends, namely Bordeaux and Bordeaux-style. This variety is easy to grow which makes it a great staple in wine regions across the globe. In general we can find Cabernet Sauvignon to offer notes of dark fruits like cassis, black currant, plum and blackberry. In warmer climates we might also find dried fruits like fig with notes of bay leaf, tobacco, black pepper and even chocolate. In cooler climates we find those same fruits alongside notes of mint and anise, for example.
Doesn’t that all sound fantastic?
In my own personal experience I have found Cabernet Sauvignon to range from simple to complex in flavour and tend to enjoy a wine that is full-bodied with richer notes of chocolate, dark fruits and tobacco. Part of the reason the High Five Wine Scoring System was created really was to help identify why we liked those things and also to help us identify where we could find those types of wines more often, rather than guessing. If I like a more full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon then where should I be buying my wine?
California? Maybe! Chile? Sure!
What about you? What flavour profiles interest you? What about the structural elements we break down in my book? Do you like a Cabernet with higher alcohol content? Do you look for cabs with great acidity and length? What about the sweetness of your Cabernet Sauvignon? Dry, off dry or sweet?
Part of the fun is determining your wine language and I help you do that by teaching you to become the expert of your palate. The book is the instruction and the High Five Wine Academy calls each week are the practice. Not only will you discover things about your wine experience you didn’t know, you’ll expand your horizons and find wines you didn’t even know you enjoyed. We’ll discover where in the world you should be buying your wines from based on patterns we’ll see in your scorings and you’ll be able to drink more of the wines you enjoy - over and over again.
So don’t wait to grab your copy of High Five Wine Scoring System and join our community online to be a part of our live weekly gatherings.