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
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. :)