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- Pinot Noir 814
- Cabernet Sauvignon 813
- Bordeaux Red Blends 655
- Other Red Blends 452
- Tempranillo 268
- Rhône Blends 223
- Sangiovese 210
- Syrah/Shiraz 165
- Malbec 164
- Nebbiolo 153
- Merlot 146
- Zinfandel 101
- Grenache 69
- Tuscan Blends 62
- Cabernet Franc 59
- Gamay 52
- Barbera 39
- Petite Sirah 29
- Other Red Wine 28
- Carmenere 23
- Dolcetto 21
- Mourvedre 21
- Montepulciano 20
- Nero d'Avola 15
- Mencia 15
- Nerello Mascalese 13
- Carignan 11
- Pinotage 9
- Primitivo 9
- Aglianico 8
- Bonarda 7
- Negroamaro 6
- Agiorgitiko 6
- Petit Verdot 5
- Cinsault 4
- Tannat 4
- Sagrantino 4
- Corvina 2
- Lagrein 2
- Valdiguie 2
- Alicante Bouschet 2
- Frappato 2
- Gaglioppo 2
- Pais 2
- Touriga Nacional 1
- Blaufrankisch 1
- Freisa 1
- Grignolino 1
- Refosco 1
- Schiava 1
- St. Laurent 1
- Xinomavro 1
- Zweigelt 1
- California 1417
- France 1004
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- Spain 409
- Argentina 294
- Chile 167
- Australia 153
- Washington 141
- Oregon 113
- Israel 71
- South Africa 66
- Portugal 39
- New Zealand 37
- Greece 13
- Lebanon 7
- Germany 5
- Uruguay 5
- Austria 4
- Macedonia (FYROM) 4
- Other U.S. 4
- Armenia 2
- Brazil 2
- China 2
- Croatia 2
- Slovenia 2
- Country of Georgia 1
- James Suckling 1667
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 1122
- Wine Spectator 867
- Wine Enthusiast 770
- Jeb Dunnuck 687
- Decanter 495
- Wilfred Wong of Wine.com 421
- Vinous 323
- Wine & Spirits 156
- Burghound.com 91
- Tasting Panel 65
- Jasper Morris 49
- Connoisseurs' Guide 23
- The Somm Journal 14
- James Halliday 11
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Vinos de Arganza Flavium Seleccion Mencia 2020Mencia from Bierzo, Spain
Eguren Ugarte Reserva 2015Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
Bodegas Aragonesas Coto de Hayas Centenaria Garnacha 2018Grenache from Campo de Borja, Spain
Sanford Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017Pinot Noir from Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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Vinos de Arganza Lagar de Robla Premium Mencia 2020Mencia from Bierzo, Spain
Martin Ray Sonoma-Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2020Cabernet Sauvignon from North Coast, California
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Pala Oltreluna Monica 2020Other Red Wine from Sardinia, Italy
Eguren Ugarte Cincuenta 2016Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
Clos des Fous Cauquenina 2016Other Red Blends from Maule Valley, Chile
Vinos de Arganza Flavium Premium Crianza Mencia 2020Mencia from Bierzo, Spain
Eguren Ugarte Crianza 2019Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
Goldschmidt Vineyard Crazy Creek Fidelity Red 2020Bordeaux Red Blends from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
Clos Dalian Garnacha Crianza 2016Grenache from Terra Alta, Spain
Heredad Ugarte Onice Rioja 2020Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
Cantina Gabriele Cabernet Sauvignon (OU Kosher) 2020Cabernet Sauvignon from Lazio, Italy
Maison Brotte Creation Grosset Cairanne 2018Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone Villages, Rhone, France
Hacienda Lopez de Haro Rioja Gran Reserva 2012Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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Ziobaffa Organic Toscana 2018Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
Bodega Estancia Mendoza Malbec Kadabra 2021Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
Argentiera Poggio ai Ginepri 2020Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
3028 99Save $1.01 (3%)
Eden Rift Terraces Pinot Noir 2018Pinot Noir from Cienega Valley, Central Coast, California
J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2019Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
Luca Pinot Noir 2019Pinot Noir from Mendoza, Argentina
Eguren Ugarte Mercedes Eguren Cabernet Sauvignon 2020Cabernet Sauvignon from Rioja, Spain
Geyser Peak Walking Tree Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
Learn about red wine — the range of styles, how it’s made and more ...
What are the types and styles of red wine?
There are hundreds of types of red wine varieties in commercial use, from light and finessed to bold and structured, however, only about 35 varieties contribute to the majority of red wine production. The most grown grape varieties are:
- Cabernet Sauvignon. Power, elegance and complexity.
- Merlot. Soft mouthfeel.
- Tempranillo. Red and black fruit, earth and herbs.
- Syrah. Dark fruit, pepper, spicy and savory.
- Grenache. Ripe red fruit and sexy texture.
- Pinot Noir. Earthy, silky and complex.
- Sangiovese. Red fruit, earthy and herbal.
How is red wine made?
To make red wine, the pressed grape juice is left in contact with its skins—a process called maceration—to draw out color, tannins and phenols (compounds responsible for the complex aromas and flavors in wine). With fermentation complete, the wine is aged in tank or barrel. Short aging results in a fresh, fruity red. To allow time for flavors to integrate, more complex wines need to age longer, often in oak barrels, which may impart notes of toast, vanilla or coconut.
What gives red wine its color?
Grape juice is almost colorless. Color comes from maceration, when the juice is left in contact with grape skins. Longer macerations result in deeper red tones, but grape variety hues vary. For example, wines made from Nebbiolo are pale garnet, Merlot is bright ruby and Syrah opaque purple.
How do you serve red wine?
Temperature is key. Aim for 55° F to 60° F for lighter reds and 60° F to 65° F for fuller ones. A wine served too cold will be muted. Serve it warm and it will taste too alcoholic. If you have a wine fridge or cellar, you’re set. If not, place the bottle in your refrigerator for 20-30 minutes prior to serving. Next, some reds benefit from a few minutes or more of aeration in a decanter. This exposes the wine to oxygen, which helps release the compounds responsible for aroma and taste. As for drinking red wines, the best glasses have a stem and a bowl large enough to allow proper swirling to allow release of aromas. Fill your glass no more than halfway.
How long does red wine last?
Opened and re-corked, a bottle will stay fresh in your fridge for one to two days, a bit longer for more tannic reds. (We have ideas for what to do with leftover red wine if you don’t get back to it quickly). Unopened, red wines stay good for one year to several decades. Optimal storage means bottles lay on their sides in a moderately humid environment at 57° F, but assessing how long to age a bottle is complicated. Seek a wine professional for advice if you are unsure.
Pairing red wine with food
These guidelines will help you make the most of red wine pairing options.
- If a sauce is involved, focus more on that than the protein. For example, considering Coq Au Vin, play off the pancetta, mushrooms and wine with an earthy Pinot Noir.
- Match intensity levels, i.e. a bold red with a bold dish, lighter with lighter. Spice-rubbed lamb kabobs go perfectly with a bold Syrah from Columbia Valley, Washington.
- A highly tannic red pairs well with fatty foods. Dolcetto is amazing with a cheese and charcuterie plate.
- High acid foods call for high acid wines. Ever wonder Barbera and Sangiovese are so ubiquitous in Italy? As high acid wines, both are perfect matches to anything involving tomato sauce.
- Beware of dry red with dessert! Your wine should be sweeter than the treat. Try Tawny Port with dark chocolate for a match made in heaven.
Popular red wine regions
While every U.S. state produces wine, the most famous and popular regions remain those on the west coast:
- Napa Valley. First commercial winery 1861. Cabernet.
- Sonoma County. Since mid-1800’s. Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Cabernet.
- Paso Robles. 1880’s. Cabernet, Zinfandel and Rhone varieties.
- Santa Rita Hills. 1971. Pinot Noir.
- Willamette Valley, Oregon. 1965. Pinot Noir.
- Columbia Valley, Washington (and part of northern Oregon). 1860’s. Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet.
Worldwide, wine destinations abound, with the most venerated in Europe. The last four are popular New World regions.
- Bordeaux, France. As early as 60 BC. Based on Merlot and Cabernet.
- Burgundy, France. From 2nd century AD. Pinot Noir.
- Tuscany, Italy. From 8th century BC. Based on Sangiovese, plus “Super Tuscans” made with other reds.
- Rioja, Spain. From 11th century BC. Based on Tempranillo.
- Stellenbosch, South Africa. 1680’s. Cabernet, Merlot, Shiraz, Pinotage.
- Mendoza, Argentina. Late 1800’s. Malbec and others.
- Colchagua Valley, Chile. 1870’s. Cabernet, Merlot and Carmenere.
- Barossa Valley, Australia. 1842. Shiraz and others.
Sweet red wine
Whether light and effervescent (e.g., Lambrusco and Brachetto d’Acqui) or bold and fortified (Port and Bual Madeira), sweet red wines can be terrific on their own or with a range of desserts.
Dry red wine
A dry red occurs when fermentation continues until most or all grape sugars have been converted to alcohol. Most common red wines on the shelf – Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, etc.—are dry wines. Since dry wines have little to no residual sugar, they also have fewer calories, especially when comparing them to Champagne and sparkling wines.
Smoothest red wine
Red wines are perceived as smooth when their tannins are either naturally low, have been carefully managed by the winemaker or have partially fallen out of suspension due to aging. Red varieties with lower tannins include Pinot Noir, Grenache, Gamay, Barbera and Corvina.