Red Varietals

Cabernet Sauvignon

Pronunciation: cab-air-NAY so-veen-YOHN

Grape profile: A French varietal from the Bordeaux region.

Wine tendencies: A full-bodied wine with deep-red colors. Aged for several years before drinking, it has a rich, oaky flavor.

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Cabernet Franc

Pronunciation: cab-air-NAY FRAHNC

Grape profile: A French varietal that is the parent of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine tendencies: A full bodied wine with rich berry flavors, and with deep red hues.

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Cabernet Merlot

Pronunciation: cab-air-NAY mare-LOW

Grape profile: A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, used in Bordeaux wines.

Wine tendencies: A rich, full bodied wine with fruity, spicy, oaky flavors, and with deep red to red-brown hues.

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Black Muscat

Pronunciation: black MOOS-cah

Grape profile: A cross of Schiava Grossa and Muscat of Alexandria.

Wine tendencies: A full bodied wine with richly colored hues and strong aromas.

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Barbera

Pronunciation: bar-BARE-uh

Grape profile: An Italian varietal originally from the Piedmont region.

Wine tendencies: A full bodied wine with rich berry flavors, high natural acidity, and with deep red hues.

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Baco Noir

Pronunciation: BAH-co NWAHR

Grape profile: A hearty, formerly French varietal, well suited to cooler North American climates.

Wine tendencies: Baco Noir is a tannic, strong full-bodied wine with deep red hues.

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