About Red Wines:
4 Distinct Styles of Red Wines
Soft Fruity Reds, Mild mannered reds, spicy reds and powerful reds. A break down of the different types of red wine characteristics are defined below. During your wine country tour presentation, your tour guide will go over the types of red wines you will be tasting throughout the tour.
Soft Fruity Reds
Fruity reds are relatively light-bodied with a lot of fruitiness and little tannin (like Beaujolais Nouveau wine from France, some Valpolicellas from Italy and many under $10 US wines).
Mild Mannered Reds
These red wines are medium-bodied with subtle un-fruity flavors (like less expensive wines from Bordeaux in France and some inexpensive Italian wines.
The spicy red wines are flavorful, fruity wines with spicy accents that are generally used in most food pairing because of their distinct acceptance of most meats and pastas.
In these kinds of red wines you will find full-bodied and tannic characteristics such as the most expensive California Cabernets, Barolo from Italy and the most expensive Australian red wines.
Throughout your California Wine Country Tour, these distinct red wine characteristics will often be noticeable during the winery tastings.
Red Wine Grapes
More information on this topic is coming soon.
Source: Sonoma Valley Wineries Association