DID YOU KNOW...

• Red wine gets its color from the grape’s skin, not the juice, so red grapes can produce white wine too
• As red wine ages, its color becomes lighter and less intense
• Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Pinot Noir all come from the Vitis Vinifera species of grape

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OUR TOP FIVE RED WINES

Smooth, refined, the perfect meal companion…we’re not just talking about you, we’re talking about red wine! 

From savory selections that call for a leather armchair and a roaring fire, to bright and fruity favorites that balance out a spicy dish, the world is chock full of excellent red wine. Not sure where to start? Try anything on this list of our most popular kinds of red wine.

MERLOT

Exciting, direct, and hard to find fault with, Merlot is like a fastball down the middle. Pour this versatile, crowd-pleasing wine with your favorite meal, or sip it on its own. 

MONARCH GLEN MERLOT | $15

This tasty California wine flaunts aromas of tangy cherry and sweet berries, leading into a clean, dry finish. The 2016 vintage is our highest-rated wine with a 97-point Double Gold Medal.

ENJOY THIS WINE WITH : Meatloaf, Pork Loin, Shepherd’s Pie

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Dark, bold Cabernet Sauvignon has a complexity that holds its own with rich red meats and fascinates when sipped slowly.

LA RÈFÈRENCE CABERNET SAUVIGNON | $15

Produced by Bordeaux wine magnate Bernard Magrez, this French red wine won a Gold Medal for its bold and jammy feel. 

ENJOY THIS WINE WITH : Pizza, Grilled Steak

PINOT NOIR

This lighter-bodied varietal is beloved for bright notes of cola and baking spice that make it a lovely pairing for light—and spicy—meals.

OCEAN BREEZE PINOT NOIR | $15

This delicious wine from the California coast is one of our favorites for its big notes ripe cherry and cranberry and hints of spice.

ENJOY THIS WINE WITH : Salmon, Turkey, Curry

TEMPRANILLO

Bold Spanish Tempranillo isn’t the first name on the average wine-drinker’s tongue, but it’s bound to please with big, ripe notes of cherry and its ability to pair with a wide range of popular foods. 

FUERZA DE LA TIERRA JOVEN TEMPRANILLO | $10

This full-bodied, Gold Medal-winning La Mancha Tempranillo pleases with a powerful bouquet of red berries and a round mouthfeel.  

ENJOY THIS WINE WITH : Burgers, Pasta Marinara, Nachos

RED BLENDS

From coveted Bordeaux to easy-drinking favorites, red blends are winemakers’ way of ensuring quality, and bringing their unique visions to life.

SPENCER FAMILY RESERVE CASK RED | $12

Sun-nurtured California grapes create sweet black fruit aromas that lead to velvety flavors of ripe black cherry, raspberry, and plum.

ENJOY THIS WINE WITH : Burgers, Chocolate