Just as we did with white wine, DOMSOM focuses on broader categories versus detailed and complex ways to categorize wine. Red wine flavors and smells can be broken down into a few simple categories in which nearly all red wines can fall.
Red Wine Categories:
Once again, these categories will help you identify the most frequent types of wine styles and how a single grape variety can be completely different depending on how and where it was grown and how it was made into a wine. We will review a few key topics translated to red wines first to build a strong foundation as we explore Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Syrah / Shiraz. Let’s get going!