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Red Wine

How To Determine The Flavor Profile Of A Red Wine

Determining the flavor profile of a red wine can be quite a difficult task due to the many different factors that come into play, including the type of grapes used, winemaking process, ageing vessels, and the vineyard’s terroir.

So many things can impact how a red wine tastes, it’s hard to come up with a wine flavor profile that’s true for each variety. For instance, despite the fact that they are made from the same grape, a Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California will always taste very different from a Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina. So, while they are both Cabernet Sauvignon wines, they will have completely different wine flavor profiles.

However, we do have some very good news! According to certified sommelier, wine expert, and creator of Wine Folly, Madeline Puckette, there are some characteristics that you can consistently look for in a red wine to determine its flavor profile. Keep reading to learn what they are and impress your friends with your newfound red wine knowledge!
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Super Tuscan

Pairing Foods With Our Super Tuscan

This month’s Wine of the Month is Super Tuscan, our number one most popular red wine. Customers come back time and again to restock their personal supply or to pick up a few bottles to give to friends. And while the Super Tuscan is delicious on its own, we often get questions about what the right food is to pair with this crowd-pleasing blend.

Named for the Tuscan region in Italy where it originated, the Super Tuscan is a dry blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, & Cabernet Franc wines. This full-bodied wine exudes aromas of fresh raspberries supported by subtle hints of vanilla and earthy tones, along with intense tannins producing a concentrated palate of blackberries with a peppery finish.
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