The day of the fruit bomb is over. The fruit bomb is dead. It is cold hard fact. Yes, some are still being sold, and some being collected, and some being imbibed, but more and more the old dark fruit elixir is losing ground. It is the NEW Birth of the Cool.
Well balanced, complex wines, with acidity and tannins, will always be appreciated. There is a whole new movement afloat to reward these winemakers. Because of their acidity (which cuts through and compliments fat), they tend to be much more food friendly. And the lower alcohol is easier the consumer as well. Hell, even my son is listening to Birth of the Cool and Almost Blue. It’s good to be cool again.