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What type of red wine do I like?

Wholeheartedly agree on the many points you made. And don't get me started on over-hopped beers and over-oaked Chardonnay! I will be happy to see the day that unoaked red wine makes its "comeback." ;)

Dec 28, 2012
Shokora in Wine

What type of red wine do I like?

I <3 K&L. Thanks for the tip -- I'll definitely check this one out. Great that it's sub $40. I find that I do like a number of CA Cabs as well, but they're usually part of the reserve collection that are upwards of $70 a bottle.

Dec 19, 2012
Shokora in Wine

What type of red wine do I like?

Good point. I'm always happy to be educated on wine. Thanks for the tips. :)

Dec 19, 2012
Shokora in Wine

What type of red wine do I like?

I do agree that there are a number of CA Cabs that have many of these qualities, but usually for quite a price tag. I was just wondering if I have expensive taste, or if there was some other type of red out there that would generally fit my preferences. :)

Dec 19, 2012
Shokora in Wine

What type of red wine do I like?

Hi all,

So I'm relatively new to the wine scene, and being from the Bay Area, I have mainly tried only Napa/Sonoma wines.

I know the qualities that I like in a red wine, but I am betting that there's some type outside of California that generally covers most of the attributes I look for that I only rarely find in a Napa Cabernet. Can y'all help me figure out what I should try?

Things I look for, in order of importance:
Old oak rather than new oak
Jammy
Full-bodied
Light to medium tannins
Medium to long finish

What types of varietals or blends out there might match this profile? I think Bordeaux blends could be promising (only tried a couple to date, but enjoyed them), but I would appreciate any advice from you lovely folks. :)

Dec 19, 2012
Shokora in Wine