Putting the “international” in international grape variety, Cabernet Sauvignon is found all over the world. Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon, however, manages to be entirely representative of both the grape and the region in which it is grown. First brought to the country from France in the 19th century, Cabernet Sauvignon can be bottled either as a Bordeaux blend or as a varietal wine. It has classic Cab aromas and flavors of ripe black cherry and distinctive, unmistakable green bell pepper, but, with Chilean flair, carrying notes of warm, freshly turned earth and spice. While Carménère may be the niche red grape of Chile, Cabernet Sauvignon is certainly king.
Learn more about Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile with our illustrated guide!