Top 5 Red Wines from 2011

Balance is key


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Top 5 Red Wines from 2011 Being the heart of winter, it would have been easy to skew my Best Reds of 2011 list towards big bruisers. The truth is, I generally prefer more elegant reds because they are all weather, year-round wines.

The list that follows shows a sort of stylistic trend that I tend to favor, at least for three of the five wines. Spicy, rich but not too heavy, complex and not terribly oaky. I have to say that I was torn when compiling these suggestions. Several wines that scored lower than these wines were tough to cut from consideration. They just offered so much pleasure and enjoyment it reminded me, as these things tend to do almost daily, how deceiving and sometimes silly points are when taken out of context. Heck, even in context they’re sometimes silly!

Just a reminder, these are the wines I tasted in 2011 that I most look forward to trying again.

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    I have a Ferdinand Pieroth Ungsteiner Kobnert red grape wine. Would like a brief characteristic of this wine... Dry, sweet, pairs well with...

    Jan 27, 2012 at 10:43 AM

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