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      • Dominus Estate 2019  Front Label
        Dominus Estate 2019
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
        • JS98
        • RP98
        • WS96
        • WW96
        4.6 16 Ratings
        330
        309 99
        Save $20.01 (6%)
      • Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2020  Front Label
        Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
        • WW92
        4.6 213 Ratings
        89 99
      • Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018  Front Label
        Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
        • WW91
        4.6 38 Ratings
        89 99
      • Ornellaia  2019  Front Label
        Ornellaia 2019
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
        • D98
        • RP97
        • JS97
        • JD97
        • WS96
        4.3 12 Ratings
        270
        249 99
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      • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon 2020  Front Label
        Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
        • JS93
        4.1 6 Ratings
        89 99
      • Tenuta Guado al Tasso  2019  Front Label
        Tenuta Guado al Tasso 2019
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
        • JS98
        • RP97
        • WE96
        0.0 0 Ratings
        139 99
      • Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau 2020  Front Label
        Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau 2020
        Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
        • JS97
        • RP95
        0.0 0 Ratings
        109 99
      • Joseph Phelps Insignia 2018  Front Label
        Joseph Phelps Insignia 2018
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
        • JS99
        • JD98
        • WE98
        • RP97
        • WS94
        4.6 96 Ratings
        325
        279 99
        Save $45.01 (14%)
      • Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2020  Front Label
        Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2020
        Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
        • JS97
        • RP97
        • D96
        • JD96
        0.0 0 Ratings
        120
        109 99
        Save $10.01 (8%)
      • Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2019  Front Label
        Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2019
        Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
        • WS95
        • JS93
        • V92
        0.0 0 Ratings
        60
        57 99
        Save $2.01 (3%)
      • Chimney Rock Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2018  Front Label
        Chimney Rock Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
        • WE94
        • JS92
        • RP91
        • D90
        4.5 60 Ratings
        99 99
      • Larkmead Cabernet Sauvignon 2018  Front Label
        Larkmead Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
        • WE97
        • D95
        • JS95
        • WS94
        • RP93
        • JD93
        0.0 0 Ratings
        145 99
      • Bodegas Muga Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2015  Front Label
        Bodegas Muga Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2015
        Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
        • JS97
        • RP97
        • JD96
        • WS94
        3.9 7 Ratings
        110
        99 99
        Save $10.01 (9%)
      • Mollydooker Enchanted Path 2021  Front Label
        Mollydooker Enchanted Path 2021
        Other Red Blends from McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
          0.0 0 Ratings
          89 99
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        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:

        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.

        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.

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