Full bodied reds

Key notes: The key is the intensity and complexity of the flavour and the 'weight' in the mouth.

Typical aromas and flavours: Who's the Daddy?! These wines have power and elegance, so there's a lot going on. Rich, dark fruit is often present with complex flavours of spice, herbal notes, tobacco, fruit cake…

Structure: Full-bodied, intense. Texture is dense with evident tannins.

Examples of 'Darth Vader in Slippers' reds: California Cabernets and Merlots, Barolos, Brunello di Montalcinos, Rhône reds, and similar wines. Southern French 'big' reds. styles.

J.Lohr 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

$23.99

WINEMAKER’S COMMENTSThe 2014 J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon is dark in color with a bright hue at release. Layered fruit aromas of cherry and plum are accented by an authentic barrel bouquet of hazelnut, dark chocolate and toasted...

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Turley 2015 Juvenile Zinfandel 750ml

$50.34

Winemaker's Notes: Though the vast majority of our wines are single vineyard designates, Juvenile is actually composed of a variety of young vines that have been replanted in several of our old vine sites. We tag the vine when we replant it so as...

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Circus 2016 Malbec 750ml

$18.17

"Young style wine. Intense red violet colour. Aromas of red and black fruits. Its sweet tannins make this wine pleasant and offer a good finish."– Gustavo Marín, Winemaker at Escorihuela Gascón  Solid value and a savoury...

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Circus 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

$17.45

This remarkably easy-drinking Cabernet Sauvignon offers up a fragrant nose of cherry, raspberry and cassis, ahint of spice, and even some secondary characteristics, like leather, mocha and licorice. On the palate, there's some jammy flavours, with red...

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Cycles 2013 Gladiator Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

$22.45

With big black cherry fruit character on the nose and a violet crimson color, this Lodi Cabernet is a bold presence in the glass. On the palate bright flavors of dried red currants and blackberries imbue the wine's velvety mouthfeel with a mild...

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Earthworks 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

$28.60

Opaque ruby. Smoke-tinged cherry and licorice aromas are complicated by a hint of vanilla. Smooth and fleshy in style, offering sweet dark berry and mocha flavors that show a bit of jamminess. Smooth, rounded tannins frame the finish, which hangs on with...

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Wynns 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon "The Siding" 750ml

$26.95

A relatively new addition to the Wynns stable to compliment the Coonawarra Cabernet Shiraz Merlot and the Coonawarra Shiraz, The Siding Cabernet Sauvignon brings lovely varietal and regional character in a Cabernet that is approachable on release, but...

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Hawk Crest 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

$24.26

From the makers of Stags Leap, this is textbook California Cabernet Sauvignon with dark fruit, red cherry and black pepper spice notes. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied with inviting blueberry pie and cocoa flavors. Enjoy this wine with grilled...

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Tenuta dell'Ornellaia 2012/2013 Ornellaia 750ml

$203.99

Critical Acclaim: The 2012 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia is very similar to the 2011 Ornellaia that precedes it. These were both hot vintages, but 2012 saw the heat towards the end of the growing season. In fact the harvest in 2012 came two weeks earlier...

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Figgins Family 2011/2013 Estate Red 750ml

$133.82

2013 vintage: The flagship is the 2013 Estate Red Wine, which is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot that spent 20 months in 62% new French oak, with the balance in second fill barrels. Coming from a cooler, higher elevation site on...

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Painters Bridge 2013 Zinfandel 750ml

$19.04

This 2013 Painters Bridge Zinfandel shows bright color with a youthful red hue. The aromas are of brambly loganberry fruit, raspberry confection, black tea and dark chocolate. On the palate this wine delivers crisp, red fruit with good volume and...

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Vasse Felix 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

$52.09

Composed of 93.87% Cabernet Sauvignon with 5.18% Malbec and dashes each of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon was aged 16 months in French oak, 43% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it offers a very good intensity of pencil lead,...

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Quilceda Creek 12/13/14 Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

$304.26

  2014 vintage: (made without press wine; Paul Golitzin referred to this wine as the estate's "extra virgin olive oil"; 100% new oak): Bright ruby-red; not hugely saturated. Sexy scents of cassis, blackberry and violet. Wonderfully fine-grained...

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Elio Grasso 2013 Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 750ml

$152.08

"The estate?s 2007 Barolo Ginestra Vigna Casa Mate is quite a bit fresher and firmer than the Gavarini. The exuberant personality of the vintage is also a bit more balanced and restrained. This is a beautifully layered, textured Ginestra Casa Mate...

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