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Top 39 popular grape varietals and their profile

Sharing is caring!Here are some of the most common varietals grown all over the world, along with their country of origin (or country where they are popularized) and of course, their common flavors. White Varietals Albariño (Spain) -lighter...

Pahlmeyer 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 

Sharing is caring! Tasted February 2015 Certainly no short of flavors, notes of cassis, leather, fig, blackberry, plum, dried herb, pepper and dark chocolate perfumed on the nose; but that wasn’t all.  Superb structure with refined tannin balanced...

Vina Arnaiz Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2009

Sharing is caring!   Tasted March 2016  Simpicity at its best, not too overpowering, lingering scent of sweet cassis, vanilla, blackberry engulfs in the nose. Fine tannin lays down solid structure for this medium bodied wine, chocolate laced espresso...

Merus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2002 

Sharing is caring! Tasted Mar 2015 Massive bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon and we’re not talking about the bottle, opaque purple coating the glass, dense enough that it seemed to be having a hard time dripping down from the...

Clos du Marquis Saint Julien 2003 Bordeaux 

Sharing is caring!   Tasted Feb 2016 Just over a dozen years of age seemed to do the trick for this Bordeaux, notes of rip red fruit, currant, black spice laced with undertone of vanilla, mushroom, earth and truffle. ...

Parallel Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2007

Sharing is caring!  Tasted Aug 2015 Right of the bottle, fragrant bouquet could have had you close your eyes, jolted backward to prepare for another whiff.  Exuberant dark stewed plums, raisin, cassis, backed with bouquet of classic Napa...