Monte Xanic Cabernet Blend 2011
Bordeaux Red Blends from Mexico
This Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot blend begins with herbal tomato aromas, leafy touches and spice notes. It's a lot like basic Bordeaux, but with a creamy feel, rubbery tannins and more overt oak. This finishes with mocha, coffee, chocolate and peppery flavors.
Blend: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.