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How Well Do You Know Your Reds?

How Well Do You Know Your Reds?

blog , Laurita Winery , wine advice 🕔June 21, 2018 0 comments

We love wine. And we know you love wine! (Why else would you be reading a wine blog?) But just because you love something doesn’t mean you – or we! – know everything there is to know about it.

We recently asked whether you really know rosé, and shared a few cool facts about it. Now from Thrillest, we’ve found “Every Major Type of Red Wine, Explained”.

Like gravity, microwaves, and Westworld, red wine is something that most people enjoy, even if they don’t really understand it.

It’s a great guide, self-described as “a judgment-free, non-pretentious explainer”, and we wanted to share their thoughts on the reds we know best. You know… the ones we make!


Although it has dropped considerably in the public mind since the wine movie Sideways, Merlot was one of the most popular wines of the nineties.

Inherently luscious and velvety, fruity, soft, and drinkable, merlot yields a softer, smoother texture compared to wines like cabernet sauvignon. But that doesn’t mean you aren’t allowed to like it. Give it a chance!

We agree! Our own Merlot is dark and earthy with minerals, tightly wound fruit, and bracing acidity. It tastes as silky as it pours.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Well known, even by a single syllable. Cab.

Bold, high in acidity, savory, elegant, and dry: This is a “serious” wine, for “serious” wine drinkers. It’s also a safe bet if you are ordering off a menu or buying a bottle.

Try the classic Laurita Cab with its complex and layered flavors. It has an angular, elegant structure that makes it easy to drink. We also offer the Cabernet Franc, with its bright fruit and lovely, integrated tannins.


Be sure to check out the whole guide. Or as the author advises, “Consider this to be your red wine bible. Bookmark it.” They offer easy explanations, and even pairing ideas, on a comprehensive list of popular red wines. Even we learned a thing or two.


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