The global devotion to this variety is so fervent that we often refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as simply Cabernet. There’s never confusion, except possibly when standing in a Loire vineyard. There, decorum calls for using the full names of father and son. Also, unlike many other grapes where the name changes with the country or region (consider the aliases of Grenache: Garnacha, Cannonau, Alicante and many more), Cabernet Sauvignon does not. Other monikers exist, but their usage is rare and frankly a bit démodé: Petit-Cabernet, Vidure, Bouchet, Sauvignon Rouge.
The Dirt on (and Under) Cabernet Sauvignon
The who, what, why, where, when and how of this mighty black grape
Madonna, Fabio and Oprah