We've all experienced it. Some of us like it. Others detest it. A dark, opulent New World Cabernet or Pinot Noir brimming with broad, rich flavors and smooth, fleshy tannins. Sure it's ripe, and maybe oaky, but it's not overdone, and most would agree it's in balance—big, yet poised, pleasurable and fun to drink.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 31, 2007.