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What type of red wine do I like?

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What type of red wine do I like?

Shokora | Dec 19, 2012 08:39 AM

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. :)

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