Fresh Reds and Riesling

Bruce Sanderson
Issue: November 15, 2010

Delicious cherry and other red fruit flavors unite this diverse group of reds. From California and Washington to Spain and France, each of them has a distinct character. The 2009 German Rieslings offer plenty of ripe fruit flavors, with vibrant, sometimes racy, acidity for balance. This makes them immediately appealing, but also ageworthy. Chile's wine industry has evolved dramatically in the past 20 years, proving the country can make high quality reds that compete with the world's best. Fortunately, many Chilean wines still deliver good value. Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 26, 2010.

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