Cabernet Sauvignon is considered one of the most sought-after “noble” grapes of the Bordeaux red wine-making region. Like its cousins Merlot and Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon produces a dry red wine with aromas and flavors of black-currant, blackberry, and mint.
Merlot is a widely-loved grape from Bordeaux, France. Its deep red color bears a similarity to Cabernet Sauvignon, but holds softer tannins, is less intense, and is often blended so it has its own unique taste on the tongue.
Petite Sirah is a very versatile wine that thrives in both the warm and cool climates of California. The dark red tannic wine is robust, balanced, and most importantly popular with wine drinkers of every background.
Pinot Noir uses the premier stock of the cepage grape to produce a lighter, more aromatic red wine from the Burgundy region of France. Less bold than the Cabernets or Merlots of the Bordeaux region, Pinot Noir offers stand-alone flavors of cherry, mint, raspberry, truffles, and other unique essences that originate in the wild.
Ruby Cabernet has a character all its own. A flavorful cross between a Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon, this delicious hybrid is born and raised in the heat of the San Joaquin Valley region of California. These conditions breed a delightfully fruity, red, deep table wine that competently-complements a broad range of meals.
This wine is used to produce Chianti and other Tuscan red wines. It produces medium-bodied reds with rich cherry or plum-like flavors and aromas. The California grape has been lighter in color and harder to make. We suggest blending Sangiovese with Zinfandel or Cabernet.
A grape variety associated with the Rhone Valley region of France, it makes full-bodied tannin red wine. You can make it straight or use it in a blend.
Old Vine Zinfandel
Old Vine Zinfandel can still show you some new tricks. Grown almost-exclusively in California, these versatile Zinfandels produce excellent reds and a dazzling array of “white Zinfandels” called “blush wines.” Fruit-laden, with a berry-like aroma, Zinfandels offer fun characteristics of a bold red body and strawberry when concentrated into a “blush.”
Learn To Make Wine Yourself
Whether you’re blending a Zinfandel and Sangiovese or pairing a Ruby Cabernet with your steak dinner, knowing the red wines, where they come from, and how they are made is important when making your own wine at Make Wine With Us.
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