Winter has come to Washington, with a vengeance. Even the dog doesn’t want to go outside. What is it about cold nights that beg for the company of big red wines? They just seem to go together. The essential qualities that I look for in winter reds include depth, structure and power. Big, full-bodied black fruit – such as blackberry, dark plum and cassis – usually supplies the power. Tannins provide structure while acidity keeps the wine balanced.
Check out this week’s WTOP Radio Wine of the Week segment for some great recommendations on Winter Reds.