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Medium Bodied Reds

 
Grenache
 Also known as Garnacha in Spain, this varietal offers characteristics which are at once fruity and spicy. Youíll taste rich strawberries and possibly nutmeg, and they pair beautifully with grilled red meats, (steak, ribs, good burgers), or even beef stew. The best are from France, known as Rhone wines, or Spain. These are Rioja.  

Cabernet Franc
 
The cabernet franc is a chameleon. Sophisticated yet casual, playful but slightly assertive. Fruity tasting as in big black cherries, but youíll also note a delicate herb flavor and most people even taste chocolate! How delicious is that! The best ones are from France and you can pair them with grilled meats, sausage, or a really good burger.





Merlot

This is a popular food friendly wine which pairs up really well with steaks and grilled vegetables. Itís also a good choice for stews and pasta dishes with robust tomato sauces. These wines will be nicely priced but not too inexpensive, more moderate. The best ones come from France, (specifically Bordeaux), but California is now a major player with some terrific product too. Merlots tend to be soft and silky with fruity strawberry flavors, some red current and a mellow undertone of vanilla

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