Red Wine Varietals
“the first obligation of a wine is to be red…”, Harry Waugh. What more needs saying; here is where wine lovers demand and find complexity beyond the measure of any other wines. The wide variety of grapes being made into red wine permutated by terrior, vintage and wine maker yield a cornucopia of possibilities to suit nearly every taste or deviation thereof. The differences and similarities often elicit thoughtful contemplation as well as geeky lugubriosity.
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Alicante Bouschet Wine
Where rich depth is combined with a bouquet of floral fragrance, Bandol rouge is a must for those yearning for warm Provence.
Barbaresco wine tastes an awful lot like Nebbiolo
Piedmont's daily red, Barbera
is structured with a lovely fruity fragrance, mild tannins and a rich color.
Rich, tannic, fragrant, and flavorsome Barolo
reins supreme showing great stamina and a beguiling evolution
is where Gamay expresses all its bright character and juicy red fruit charms
Biodynamic Red Wine
Recognizing each vineyard as its own ecosystem influenced by its place in the universe and time, these may be the most deliberate wines in the world.
Bonarda of Piedmont tastes great from Argentina
Bordeaux Blend Wine
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot
Cabernet Franc Wine
Fragrant and floral, nimble and quick -quick because it tastes so good
Cabernet Sauvignon Wine
Is loved for its solid structure, ripe fruit and lasting stamina.
you might find smoke, tobacco, clove spices, and even caramelized baconand who doesn’t love wine that smells like bacon?!
An inviting spicy and structured red, Carmenere
a nice core of fruit, body and bite
since ancient Rome has shown deep intensity and a ripe, plump quality
With over thirteen grapes permitted in the blend, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
is rich and ripe and layered with fruit, herbs, floral qualities and the occasional gamey meaty notes. This is comfort red from the Rhone!
As noble as Chianti's history, Sangiovese reigns here with benevolent respect.
The heart and soul behind the Valpolicella's bright cherry charms and Amarone's deeply layered reds
Cote Rotie Wine
Syrah from the Roasted Slope
is seldom more engaging: rich, fragrant, full and savory
Cotes du Rhone Wine
From the slopes of the southern Rhone come blends that belong in daily life.
Crozes Hermitage Wine
Not quite Hermitage and yet nothing quite like Crozes Hermitage. Fine Syrah within reach!
Dolcetto has an easy enjoy ability without being simple.
Dark cherry driven fruit held high by an architectural acidity, Frontenac
can do it all from dry reds all the way to fortified beasts.
Gamay light-bodied fruity red wine with lots of strawberry, black raspberry flavours,
Mostly used in red blends like Chateauneuf du Pape.
Italy rosso Wine
No! We're not talking Sophia Loren on the beach at mid summer, these are alluring red wines worthy of a peek, stocking and enjoying into your twilight years.
Yearning for a big, ripe, red? Malbec
is the answer no matter if it's from Argentina, Bordeaux or its birthplace Cahors.
Meritage rhymes with "heritage" and is a US take of the best blends of Bordeaux.
Softer, rounder than Cabernet. Italian plums and Mount Ranier cherries.
Full flavored varietal wines with blue and black berry fruit aromas, a touch of spice, often hints of earth and licorice like hackberries.
Medium to full bodied, Montepulciano
is that Italian grape behind structured spicy reds most notably from Abruzzo.
A matchless variety lending nuance to fruit with earthen, floral notes.
Nebbiolo wines smell of cherries, violets and truffles; rich, chewy wines.
Organic or Biodynamic Red Wine
Fostering healthy soil makes for healthy vines, plant by the cosmos and then you're really throwing eye-of-toad in the cauldron!
Petite Sirah Wine
Big, rich, round though often tannic. Black pepper and plums.
Petite Verdot Wine
Pinot Noir Wine
It is the wine’s texture and finish that mostly speaks to the sensualist.
Rich fortified wines of the Duoro mean complex density and lofty, heady fragrance perfect for dessert and aperitif alike.
Full bodied reds with a ready when you are versatility and nice ripe fruit upheld by a sound structure.
Red Hybrids Wine
Red wine Wine
>“The first obligation of a wine is to be red…”
Rhone rouge Wine
These are mouth filling wines that display a lovely often silken texture. Enjoy!
Tuscany's great red, Sangiovese
is loved by foodies for its nervy structure and depth of flavor.
A chuck on the shoulder chum that you cannot help but dearly like.
St. Joseph Wine
Great Syrah from the Northern Rhone, Saint Joseph
means dark, layered reds with lofty fragrant charms that keep it from being too brooding.
Super Tuscan Wine
An alias for a cape clad Pinocchio whose heroics make women swoon? Nope.
Sustainably farmed red Wine
Low impact viticulture is better for the wine, the people and the earth
Syrah are quite flavourful with spices, black fruits and a distinctive black pepper nuance.
Lovely, substantial wines with black raspberry, smoked meats and anise nuances.
A intriguing range of styles from earthy to lively; leather to cherry.
Vento Rosso Wine
Zinfandel has a nose and flavours mirroring one another as black pepper, brambles, black raspberry
A "comfort" red wine. Lots of fruitiness, low tannins, yummy.