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Snooth User: bigsm

Hello Snooth!

Posted by bigsm, Oct 24, 2013.

New to this. Looking to find not to dry reds from all corners of the globe. Wife has a taste for Italian and French wines and most California reds that are not sweet.


Reply by EMark, Oct 24, 2013.

Welcome to the Snooth Forum Big.  That's a very cool pic.  Where is it?

In your intro I'm guessing that you meant to say that you are interested in reds that are not "too" dry.  With that in mind I'm thinking that you might look for wines that show some fruit and, also, don't cause you to pucker from tannin.  I would suggest that you look at California Pinot Noirs.  My experience is that many of them have tame tannins and seem to have a cherry flavor.  (I'm giving a bunch of Snooth buds a chance to open my eyes a bit regarding Pinot Noirs at a get-together where we will be tasting, this weekend.  You can read about it, here.)   Other people may also suggest Pinots from Oregon or Burgundy, and I certainly would not discourage you from trying them.  I just do not have a lot of experience with them.

Another suggestion that I would have for you, and this speaks to you willingness`to seek throughout the globe, is to look at Spanish wines.  They are pretty easy to find, are of consistent quality, and are very easy on the wallet.

Keep us up to date on your discoveries, Big. 

Reply by outthere, Oct 24, 2013.

Not too dry (sweet/off-dry) or not sweet (dry)? Either or but obviously can't be both. I'm a bit confused.

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