Red Wine is an alcoholic beverage typically made of fermented red grape juice.  Its colour can be derived from a range of grape varietals that are reddish, deep purple, and even a blue on the colour scale. These grapes give rise to a wine that is colour classified with such descriptors as garnet, almost black, dark red, light red, ruby red, opaque purple, deep violet, maroon and the list goes on. As with all wines, winemaker decides of the style of wine he will produce. Red wines are often classified by “body-type”. A light-bodied wine will have fewer tannins present and less presence on the palate. These wines tend to be less demanding partners with flavour-filled foods. The best examples are Beaujolais and Pinot Noir from Cotes de Beaune. A medium-bodied red wine will contain more tannins than the above Beaujolais, moderate texture. Typical example of medium-bodied red wines is Merlot from Chile. Full-bodied red wines boast the highest tannin (and often alcohol) content. Prime examples of full-bodied reds are France’s esteemed Bordeaux wines, California’s key Cabernet Sauvignon and Italy’s sizzling Super Tuscans.
Esprit de Tablas Red Tablas Creek
Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Ramey Wine Cellars
Savigny-Les-Beaune 1er Cru Domaine Tollot-Beaut
Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Clos des Ormes Georges Lignier
Bourgogne Rouge Domaine Claude Dugat
Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Les Bousselots Domaine Jean Chauvenet
Zinfandel Home Ranch Alexander Valley Seghesio
Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown Frogs Leap
Pinot Noir Joshua Junichi and Siri Lingua Franca
Cabernet Sauvignon Palermo Orin Swift
Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo Fontodi
Shiraz Cabernet Anaperenna Glaetzer
Nebbiolo Il Favot Langhe Poderi Aldo Conterno
Pinot Noir Tolpuddle Vineyard
Chanar Punco El Esteco
Pinot Noir Long Gully Mt Difficulty