Red Wine

First things first, red wine is well ... red, but why? Its color can be derived from a vast assortment of grape varietals ranging from grapes that are reddish, deep purple, and even a beautiful blue on the color scale. These grapes give rise to a wine that is color classified with such descriptors as garnet, almost black, dark red, light red, ruby red, opaque purple, deep violet, maroon and the list goes on. It is the grapeskins that are responsible for the red wine’s distinct color spectrum. The skins are in contact with the grape’s juice during the fermentation process, allowing the dispersion of both color and tannins. The individual wine’s particular red hue depends on the grape type used in the process and the length of time the skin’s pigmentation is in contact with juice. There are right around 50 key red wine varietals that consistently manifest themselves in today’s worldwide wine market.

  1. Riunite Lambrusco Emilia
  2. Purato Nero D’Avola Sicily
  3. Vitiano Rosso Umbria
  4. Banfi Chianti Superiore Tuscany
  5. Cantina di Casteggio Sangue di Giuda Italy
  6. Di Majo Sangiovese Molise:
  1. Araldica Barbera Piedmont
  2. Cantele Primitivo Puglia
  3. Banfi Chianti Wicker Tuscany
  4. Diseno Malbac Italy
  5. Banfi Chianti Riserva Tuscany
  6. Zaccagnini Montepulciano
  1. Catena Malbec Mendoza
  2. Sartori Amarone Veneto
  3. Marchesi Barolo di Barolo Italy
  4. Banfi Brunello Tuscany
  5. Sterling VC California
  6. Noble Vines 337 California
  1. Alexander Valley Sonoma
  2. Titus Cabernet Franc Napa
  3. Jordan Cabernet Sonoma
  4. Sterling Merlot VC California
  5. Miner Merlot Napa
  6. Pepper Bridge Washington
  1. Hob Nob Pinot Noir France
  2. La Crema Sonoma
  3. Lemelson Pinot Noir Oregon
  4. Red Rock Blend California
  5. Apothic Red California

Riunite Lambrusco Emilia

Best-selling Lambrusco from Italy. Somewhat sweet with medium body, and best served chilled. Serves a good foil to hearty tomato-based chicken or pasta dishes such as cacciatore or spaghetti & meat balls!

Purato Nero D’Avola Sicily

Made from 100% Nero D'Avola, the nose is a rush of black fruits and spices - the palate is extraordinarily round and complete, with a completely natural and effortless balance of tannin and acidity, structure and length.

Vitiano Rosso Umbria

This blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot is simply a great value. Given some air, the nose shows serious complexity for such a reasonably priced wine – smoke, tar, earth, stinky cheese, herbs and warm spice. On the palate, juicy dark berries blend with a touch of caramel. Though the lingering aftertaste is a touch bitter, the prominent anise note at the finish adds intrigue. Overall, a great balance between fresh, vibrant fruit and savory notes.

Banfi Chianti Superiore Tuscany:o

Intense ruby red color. Fresh and fruity hints on the nose, well integrated in a round structure and full body. The lively acidity is well balanced with the rest of the structure. Ready to drink, pleasant and persistent.

Celebrating the best Tuscan tradition Banfi offers a family of Chianti wines varied and complementary, unique in its style. Banfi Chianti Superiore, crafted to the meticulous profile of our estate, is pleasingly smooth and satisfying with its clean and distinctive flavors.

Cantina di Casteggio Sangue di Giuda Italy

A fizzy, semi-sweet red wine, very refreshing and lively. This red is aromatic, fresh, with ripe cherry and hints of blackberry and other fruit and there is also a delicious savory aspect to this wine. There is a density to this luscious wine and an overwhelming impression of freshness and fine fruit. The light tannins help to give the wine structure.

Di Majo Sangiovese Molise

This Sangiovese exhibits a fresh bouquet of violets, woodland berries, spices and leather. Deliciously smooth, plush and juicy on the palate with loads of ripe fruit.

Di Majo Sangiovese is recommended with pasta, pizza, sausages, parmigiana and grilled meats. It's also ideal with hors d'oeuvres and cheeses.

Araldica Barbera Piedmont

Ruby red with dark violet reflection. Aromas of ripe plum and blackberry. This is a medium body wine, rich with blackberries and plums and hints of red fruit. There is nice complexity due to the aging in large wood barrels which also givesit a spicy and harmonious finish.

Cantele Primitivo Puglia

The color is a lively ruby red with delicate garnet reflections. The palate expresses soft tannins, good acidity and the soft mouthfeel which are characteristics of the bounty of Primitivo – once a strong and rustic wine and is now one of elegance and nobility. Serve this wine with pasta and meat sauce, red meats including lamb. Ideal partner for cheese.

Banfi Chianti Wicker Tuscany

Ruby-red with patches of purple. Full and reminiscent of violets. Dry, smooth with zesty notes of cherry and berry fruit. Ideal with veal, pastas, and cheeses.

Diseno Malbac Italy

Delivers ripe mountain fruit, subtle tannins, and complex Malbec character. Deep purple in color with a crimson luster, the bouquet of violets and cherry blossom unfolds to a hint of tobacco. Explosive flavors of earthy blueberry and rich chocolate are robust with well-balanced acidity.

Banfi Chianti Riserva Tuscany:

Produced from select grapes grown in the Classico region of Chianti between Siena and Florence, this aristocratic Tuscan wine has reached new heights in Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva. After aging two years in Slavonian oak casks, this elegant, well-balanced wine has flavors of vanilla, cocoa and spice. An honored red wine, Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva is a fine gourmet accompaniment to red roasts, pastas and cheese.

Zaccagnini Montepulciano

Deep garmet black color. Aromas of chocolate nuts, honeycomb, and dried berries with a supple, dry-yet fruity medium body and a tangy mixed berry, cocoa and earth finish. Ripe and nicely structured; paired with steaks.

Catena Malbec Mendoza

Catena Malbec showcases the rich and lush characteristics for which the Malbec wines of Argentina are known. Filled with spice, tobacco and a touch of leather for a wine that's more than a bit masculine, and balanced with a finish that presents soft, supple tannins and exceptional length, Catena Malbec is a tremendous value for wine lovers who prefer layers of complexity in every pour.

Sartori Amarone Veneto:

Rich garnet-red in color. Unique dried-fruit bouquet, with hints of ripe plum and spice. Deep and full-bodied with luscious berry flavors and a dry finish. A robust, warm, and velvety red wine, Sartori Amarone is eminently suited to game, stews, grilled meats, and aged cheeses.

Marchesi Barolo di Barolo Italy

Garnet-red in color with ruby shades. An intense perfume with clean scents of spices, vanilla, roasted hazelnuts, liquorices, cacao and wild rose. A full, elegant flavor, austere and good-bodied, with recurring olfactory sensations. The hints of spices and of wood blend perfectly.

Banfi Brunello Tuscany

With the other three Banfi Brunello di Monalcinos classified as single vineyard wines, this “basic” 2008 Banfi Brunello di Montalcino stands alone as a wine made from Sangiovese grapes sourced from across a number of Banfi vineyards (totalling 170 hectares) that are permissible for use under the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG.

With the other three Banfi Brunello di Monalcinos classified as single vineyard wines, this “basic” 2008 Banfi Brunello di Montalcino stands alone as a wine made from Sangiovese grapes sourced from across a number of Banfi vineyards (totalling 170 hectares) that are permissible for use under the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG.

Sterling VC California

Sterling Vintner's Collection Cabernet Sauvignon expresses the intense character of Monterey fruit in a full and balanced wine. Distinctive aromas of ripe blackberry, pepper, toast and hints of smoked meats are followed by subtle notes of light chocolate mint and vanilla. The palate offers concentrated black fruits, toffee and dark chocolate powder. The texture is full, rich, and soft in the mouth, making it a great match with classic beef dishes, duck comfit, assorted cheeses, and dark chocolate.

Noble Vines 337 California:

Aromas of chocolate covered espresso bean and dried currant with a supple, dry-yet fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, sour cherry and honey roasted nut and a chewy tannin finish. Nice smoothness and balance; very flexible at the table.

Alexander Valley Sonoma:

A dark purplish-red hue of our Louis M. Martini 2010 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is indicative of its decadent blueberry and black cherry aromas and flavors. Notes of smoky cedar, dried herbs and licorice unfold around this wine’s assertive tannins that will soften with age. Rich and well-structured with a long, lingering finish, this wine is an ideal complement to earth dishes, wild game and red meats.

Titus Cabernet Franc Napa

The Titus Cabernet Franc reveals a fragrant perfume of wood spice, blue and red fruits (raspberries and blueberries), medium to full body, beautiful purity, and ethereal elegance as well as finesse. It is an impressive red wine build on nuance and subtlety.

Jordan Cabernet Sonoma

This vintage is a dream come true for Winemaker Rob Davis, combining both an excellent growing season and our new direction with fruit sourcing. Visually stunning with a deep garnet-ruby hue, this wine possesses an unprecedented elegance of fruit expression, lively acidity, tannin structure and oak integration. Aromas of blackberry, black cherry and cassis are supported by subtle hints of baking spice and vanilla from oak aging.

Sterling Merlot VC California

Sterling Vintner’s Collection Merlot has velvety cherry and plum fruit character laced with hints of rose and cocoa. Notes of toasty oak from barrel aging weave through the aromas and linger on the fruity finish. The supple tannins and spicy fruit character makes this wine remarkably versatile with food.

Miner Merlot Napa

It’s Heady and complex aromas are very beckoning. Plums, raspberries, dark hints of cocoa and a bit of black olive are complemented by aromas of vanillin, a little cedar, and hints of smoke. It has a very subtle structure, with nice integration.

Pepper Bridge Washington

Bright aromas of cherries, blackberries, boysenberries and plums intertwine with notes of spice, cedar and crushed gravel. Silky tannins introduce smooth, full flavors of Bing cherries, cassis, dark chocolate and cola. Layers of spiciness and mouthwatering acidity linger throughout the lengthy finish.

Hob Nob Pinot Noir France

As elegant as a bouquet of violets and bursting with cherry flavors, this Pinot Noir is medium-bodied with soft tannins, to create a smooth, rich texture. Excellent with prime rib, sausage, and heavier fare.

La Crema Sonoma

La Crema Pinot Noir opens with engaging aromas of ripe, round cherry, floral notes, spicy clove and licorice. Cherry continues in the mouth, melding with rich plum, orange peel and tea leaves over a mouth-watering jamminess. Balanced acidity and firm tannins round out a long, lingering finish.

Lemelson Pinot Noir Oregon:

It exhibits a slightly roasted character along with notes of cedar, underbrush, clove, and black cherry. On the palate it has excellent grip, considerable density, savory flavors, and a forward personality.

Red Rock Blend California

The Red Rock Winery Reserve Winemaker’s Blend is crafted with balance in mind, using a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah. The Petite Sirah adds unique characteristics to this blend, revealing concentrated aromas of dark plum jam and blueberry from the wine. Plush and balanced, this blend offers rich blackberry on the finish, with hints of spice and vanilla.

Apothic Red California

Apothic Red reveals intense fruit aromas and flavors of rhubarb and black cherry, complemented by hints of mocha, chocolate, brown spice and vanilla. The plush, velvety mouthfeel and the smooth finish round out this intriguing, full-bodied red blend.