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Flashcards in Red Wine Style Profiles Deck (20):
1

Gamay, France, Burgundy, Beaujolais

  • Low Tannin
  • Light
  • Fruity
  • Bright ruby color

2

Grenache, France, Rhone Valley

  • Chateauneuf du Pape
  • Gigondas

  • Coffee
  • Cinnamon
  • Pine
  • Cedar
  • High alcohol
  • Color: garnet to orange

3

Nebbiolo, Italy, Piedmont

  • Barolo
  • Barbaresco

  • High tannin levels
  • Ripe and dried fruit
  • Tar
  • Leather

4

Malbec, Argentina, Mendoza

  • Purple Tint
  • Ripe plum character
  • Dried leaves
  • Potpurri

5

Cabernet Sauv, France, Bordeaux

  • Graves
  • Haut-Medoc

  • Intense tannins
  • Structure
  • Black fruit
  • Earthy

6

Cabernet Sauvignon, Australia

  • South
  • Western

  • Powerful
  • Rich
  • Dark Fruit
  • Soft Tannin Structure

7

Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile

  • Central Valley

  • Fruity
  • Tannic

8

Cabernet Sauvignon, USA, CA

  • Napa Valley
  • Sonoma

  • Jammy
  • Black Fruit
  • Dry finish
  • High tannins

9

Merlot, France, Bordeaux

  • St-Emilion
  • Pomerol

  • Ripe fruit
  • Softer tannin structure

10

Merlot, USA, California

  • Napa Valley
  • Sonoma

  • Medium Bodied
  • Berry flavors

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Syrah, France, Rhone Valley

N. Rhone

  • Purple tint
  • Earthy characteristics
  • Smoke
  • Peppercorns
  • Gamey aromas

12

Syrah (Shiraz), Australia

  • Western
  • South
  • Victoria

 

  • Ripe and cooked berry fruit
  • High alcohol
  • Rich (chewy) body
  • Purple tint

13

Syrah, USA, CA

  • Napa Valley
  • Sonoma
  • Central Coast

  • Warmer
    • Powerful
    • Fruity
  • Cooler
    • Earthy
    • Gamey
  • Purple Tint

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Pinot Noir, France, Burgundy

  • Cote d'Or

  • Velvety mouthfeel
  • Intense aroma
  • Pleasant acidity
  • Red Berries
  • Earthy
  • Spicy

15

Pinot Noir, USA, CA

  • Napa Valley
  • Sonoma
  • Central Coast

  • Fruit forward
  • Richer and softer than Oregon/Burgundy

16

Pinot Noir, USA, Oregon

  • Higher acidity (cool climate)
  • Red fruits
    • Cranberries
    • Cherries
  • Earthy
  • Spiced

17

Pinot Noir, NZ

  • North Island
  • South Island

  • Bright fruit
  • Subtle earthiness

18

Sangiovese, Italy, Tuscany

  • Brunello di Montalcino
  • Chianti Classico

  • Med-Full bodied
  • Earthy
  • Citrus
  • Spice
  • Dried Cherries

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Tempranillo, Spain

  • Rioja
  • Riber del Duero

  • Med-Full bodied
  • Powerful tannin structure
  • Ripe cherries
  • Strawberries
  • Spice
  • Clay
  • Leather
  • Oak Aging - heavy

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Zinfandel, USA, CA

  • Napa Valley
  • Paso Robles
  • Sonoma

  • Blackberry jam
  • Black peppercorns
  • Spice
  • Toasted Coconut (American Oak)
  • High Alcohol