The King of Red Grapes and probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth.
Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every wine growing country in the world.
There are two key reasons for Cabernet Sauvignon's rise to dominance: Firstly, its vines are highly adaptable to different soil types and climates making it a fairly easy grape to grow.
Secondly, despite the diversity of terroirs in which the vine is grown, Cabernet Sauvignon wines retain an unmistaken "Cab" character familiar to drinkers worldwide. It is hugely marketable, making it irresistible to wine companies looking for a reliable return on their investment.
That being said much of the worlds best wines such as Bordeaux's left bank First Growths and Napa Valley's Best Cabs command huge prices for good reason. The best examples of Cabernet Sauvignon have a complexity and depth that is unrivaled in many other wines.