Cab or merlot—vino version of “Ginger or Mary Ann?”

Cabernet sauvignon and merlot are America’s most popular red wines. Each has its own set of characteristics. Differences not only fuel debate about which is best, differences complement each other—which is why Bordeaux blends (usually with help from other grapes, especially cabernet franc) rank among the world’s greatest wines. Continue reading “Cab-merlot”

Dow Vale do Bomfim Douro DOC Red Wine Blend 2013

Rich, ruby red color; robust, rustic red fruits on the nose; plum, blackberry, dark fruits, mocha on the palate; fleshy, medium-full body, soft mouthfeel, assertive tannins, bit of tangy bite on the lingering finish; Continue reading “Dow Vale do Bomfim Douro DOC Red Wine Blend 2013”