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- 2kCougar - 12-22-2001 12:11 PM

I have been a fan of whites for many years (especially Johan. Riesling and Gerwurztraminer). I would like to explore reds, but they generally make me pucker. I have been given a bottle of Bordeaux, but I am afraid to try it because of my past experience with reds. Can anyone recommend some reds that aren't too strong.

Thank you!

- Innkeeper - 12-22-2001 12:34 PM

Hi Coug, and welcome to the Wine Board. Try the various styles of syrah/shiraz. From France's Rhone district: Cotes Du Rhone (and CDR Villages), St Joseph, Crozes Hermitage; syrah from America's left coast, particularly
Washington State and California's Central Coast; and shiraz from the Land of Oz.

- Drew - 12-22-2001 07:30 PM

Also try some red zins...they're very fruit forward and a good stepping stone IMHO.