Red Wines of the World

Here are some of the world’s most popular red wines.

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world's most widely recognized red wine grape varieties.
It is grown in every major wine-producing country and can thrive in various climates.
Some Cabernet Sauvignon wines are fruity, others are savory and smoky. The flavor pallet depends
on where the Cabernet Sauvignon grows and how the grapes are processed into wine.
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Merlot is a dark blue–colored wine grape variety. It is used as both a blending grape and for
varietal wines. Merlot is one of the most popular red wine varieties. Merlot is the third most-grown
variety globally. Merlot is known for black cherry flavors, supple tannins, and a chocolatey finish.
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Pinot Noir

Pinot noir is another red wine variety grown around the world. However, it thrives best in cooler
climates. Pinot Noir is the world’s most popular light-bodied red wine. It is known for its red fruit, flower,
and spice flavors and for its long, smooth finish.
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Zinfandel (also known as Primitivo) is a variety of black-skinned wine grapes. The variety is grown
in over 10 percent of California vineyards. Zinfandel is known for flavors that are bold, fruity, smoky, and spicy.

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