Riedel Vinum Bordeaux (6416/0) (Elsewhere $29.50)
Ships by the case only; 4 glasses per case. Price is per stem. Riedel's Vinum Bordeaux glass is designed to smooth the edges of young, full-bodied, complex red wines that are high in tannin, emphasizing fruit and helping the wines to achieve openness and balance that aging generally creates. According to Riedel, the large bowl allows the bouquet to develop fully and the shape directs the flow of wine onto the zone of the tongue that perceives sweetness, accentuating the fruit and de-emphasizing the bitterness of the tannins. In addition to red Bordeaux, this glass is good for Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja and Tempranillo. Stems are 9 1/4 inches tall and holds 21.5 ounces. (Manufacturer code 416/0.).