Regardless of being just one of the most favored wines throughout the globe, Cabernet Sauvignon has a pretty short past. This grape has definitely only been around for about 600 years and is literally an offspring of Sauvignon Blanc as well as Cabernet Franc. These grapes are rather different, growing small, dark and with really thick skin, which makes them naturally resistant to ailment. This also permits this wine to handle difficult rainstorms in the slip, which is when the grapes actually ripen. The thick skin likewise presents this wine its durable tannins.