Red wines come in all types of varietals and winemaking styles that contribute to the wine's boldness or mellow approach. There are many red wine lovers who seek out and prefer the reds as big and bold as they come.
These wines have more prominent spice components to their flavor profile and are considerably more tannic. Often times, a long aging period in new oak barrels contributes to the boldness of the wine.
Here's a look at five wines for those who like them big:
1. 2011 Don Miguel Gascon Reserve Malbec (Mendoza, Argentina)
The black pepper, smoke and anise jump right out of the glass at you.
2. 2011 Ferrari Carano Sienna (Sonoma County, California)
You would swear this wine was from the Tuscan region if you tasted it blind!
3. 2009 Franco Serra Barolo (Mombaruzzo, Italy)
The oak influence is prevelant with tobacco and leather present through the finish.
4. 2011 Treasure Hunter Petite Verdot (Sebastapol, California)
Dense and intense with the dark fruits and black spices mingling throughout.
5. 2012 Ridge Paso Robles Zinfandel
100% Zin with relentless pepper, cocoa, coffee and licorice integrated with the fruit.
If you like your reds bold, give these a try soon. Enjoying them with a nice piece of red meat or some sharp cheeses and olives will enhance the experience!