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These are two types of red wine and they get their names from the types of grapes that are used to make the wines. Yes, there are actually Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grape varieties.
These names are XXXXX XXXXX used in the U.S. where wines are named after the grape varities. In Europe, they usually name their wines by the regions that produce them as opposed to just the grape variety.
The Cabernet Sauvignon grape produces a wine with a currant, plum, and black cheery flavor mix. This occurs whether the Cabernet Sauvignon grape is grown in California or in Europe.
In contrast, the Merlot grape is sweeter. It is easier to mix with other grapes and does not take as long to age as the Cabernet Sauvignon.
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