Pinot Noir is a thin-skinned grape that prefers cool climates. It's prone to fungal diseases, making it hard to grow.Cabernet Sauvignon is thick-skinned and likes warmer climates. It's an easy-going grape.
Pinot Noir requires extra steps to add more color and texture. It's usually aged in more neutral old oak.Winemakers have to be careful with Cabernet Sauvignon to not extract too much tannin. It often spends time in new oak.