Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are black in color and have thick skins. The vines are very hardy. The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are used in making red wines that are very deep and dark in color. It is often blended with Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with steak, heavy buttercream sauce dishes, cheddar, mozzarella and brie cheeses, and best of all: dark chocolate.