Yours truly isn't completely innocent of wine overspeak, by the way. I vaguely recall - in the pre website-getting-hacked days - describing a Pinotage as "pugilistic."
One of the descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon is "thyme," and fresh thyme helps to emphasize this characteristic. And that means that even an inexpensive Cab - one that still has a decent pedigree, that is - can be something special.
And the fact that I like - even *expect* - the aroma of cat pee in my Sauvignon Blanc in no way indicates that I have a fetish for sniffing cat boxes. Otherwise, I'd probably actually own a cat.