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All About Dry Red Wine

Uncork the world of dry red wines–from bone dry to high tannin–and find out what these terms mean. Learn wine at Wine Folly → https://wfol.ly/newsletter

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Fun facts about dry red wine:

The term "dry" is unofficial, but generally means wines have less than 1% sweetness or 10 g/L of residual sugar.

Residual sugar in red wine comes from unfermented grape sugar, not added sugar.

Many fine red wines have 0% sweetness or 0 g/L of RS on a tech sheet.

Wines Mentioned


Pinot Noir

Fulkerson Winery

2020 Pinot Noir

Seneca Lake | United States

On the nose, sweet vanilla with hints of soft, smoky sweetness. Flavors of smooth sweet cherry lead to soft tannins with a smooth, fruit-driven structure.

Medium bodied with up front tannin's, soft cherry, and a smooth white pepper finish.

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Petite Sirah

Monte Rio Cellars

2020 Petite Sirah

Lodi | California

The wine has great texture with fine, grippy tannins and balanced alcohol.

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Cabernet Sauvignon Vine 1

Materra | Cunat Family Vineyards

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Vine 1

Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley | California

This is a dense and dramatic Bordeaux blend with beautifully layered tannins and excellent ageability.

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