Great Value Summer Reds

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Try chilling these summer reds to about 13 - 16°C, or about 15 - 30 mins in the fridge. This will make a very pleasing and discernable difference on a sweltering day. When drinking reds in the summer, it's helpful to look for the following characteristics:

 

  • Lower alcohol is better, generally less than 13%
  • Lower oak and tannin levels as these traits tend to become amplified when chilled

Grand Nicolet 2015 Cotes du Rhone 750ml

$25.13

Staff Pick: This wine represents freaking phenomenal value for me. Juicy, but with excellent concentration of flavour, this unassumingly inexpensive little CDR (Cotes du Rhone) hits WAY above its price point. Cedar, dark fruit notes like plum, and ample...

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Lopez de Haro 2015 Tempranillo 750ml

$15.57

Winemaker's Notes:It is a wine with violet tones and fruity aromas that expresses its youth. Complex on the nose with aromas of red fruit and liquorish, typical of the Tempranillo variety, combined with a touch of roast nuances from the barrel...

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Cono Sur Pinot Noir Organic 750ml

$14.99

Pinot NoirThis variety is said to combine the best of a red and a white wine. Its colour is lighter than other reds, but nevertheless, it’s a full-bodied wine, aromatically intense and flavourful, yet not tannic, more on the silky, seductive side...

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Lopez Pergolas 2014 O.V.Tempranillo 750ml

$15.57

Excellent Value! Aromas of spicy cherries and red plum, smoked, leather and peppery notes and wrapped around an earthy core. The palate echoes the nose with similar earthy, smoky and spiced flavours layered with char and bittersweet chocolate. A supple...

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Cassini 2015 Pinot Noir 'Red Carpet' 750ml

$22.52

The grapes for this wine came from the Osoyoos East Bench located above the Osoyoos Lake. The vintage was very consistent and crop yields were low.The cool temperatures close to the harvest slowed the accumulation of sugars and we left the fruit to hang...

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Drouhin 2016 Beaujolais Nouveau 750ml

$20.78

The first of the year! The Drouhin Beaujolais Nouveau is bright and tangy, with notes of blackberries, raspberry, spiced plum and red licorice notes, offering light grip on the clean finish. Lightly chill and drink on its own or pair with grilled salmon...

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Santa Ema 2013 Pinot Noir 750ml

$23.39

Santa Ema Reserve Pinot Noir is soft red in colour with purple hues from the Leyda Valley.  Aromas of red and black cherries, strawberries and delicate floral notes are expressed along with all the minerality and elegance given by this cool-climate...

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Vega Moragona 2012 Tempranillo 750ml

$16.43

The 2012 was made from younger Tempranillo grapes from the pebbly vineyards of Casa de Haro, Spain. Grapes have been grown and wine produced in this area for centuries but DO status was acquired only in 2003, making Ribera de Júcar the youngest DO...

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San Felice 2014 Toscana Rosso IGT 750ml

$18.17

A blend of Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is fresh and fruity, and unmistakably Tuscan. Ruby red with hints of violet, the nose packs lots of red fruits, cherry and raspberry. On the palate it's medium bodied, there's good balanced...

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Joie Farm 2015 Pinot Noir 750ml

$26.00

The deep colour is suggestive of the intense core of ripe, juicy raspberry fruit found in the glass. Sweet spice, violets and tar on the nose carries through to the palate and is balanced by savoury coffee and cocoa notes. This a pretty, yet powerful...

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Pampas del Sur 2016 Shiraz Malbec 750ml

$11.21

  This blend is heavy Shiraz (85%) and the rest Malbec. The fruit and spice of the Shiraz with the to pair with your pizza, baked meatballs, and steak frites. On the nose, aromas of berry, dark cherry, and hints of coffee. Dry on the palate,...

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Duboeuf Beaujolais 750ml

$13.99

History and terroir: The rightly famous drink known as Beaujolais is the foremost wine in the region of the same name between Saint Amour to the north and the outskirts of Lyon to the south. Deliciously fruity, clean-tasting and hearty, Beaujolais is...

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Brumont 2010 Madiran Torus 750ml

$19.04

Torus is a wine of the third millennium. True to his innovative, creative spirit, Alain Brumont created Torus in 2000. This wine offers a new fruity, spicy style; it is made from a selection of vines less than 20 years-old from among the plots belonging...

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Drouhin 2016 Beaujolais Villages Nouveau 750ml

$21.65

Grape Variety: Gamay VineyardSite: the Beaujolais area, although part of greater Burgundy, is very distinct on many accounts. The villages have a different look: instead of slate, the houses have roofs made of red tiles reminiscent of Provence and the...

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Veramonte 2015 Pinot Noir 750ml

$19.04

On the nose, bright aromas of raspberry combined with red cherry and cranberry highlight the terroir of these coastal vineyards. On the palate, more of the nose, with a fresh, delicate, and silky mouthfeel. The balanced acidity and tannins results in a...

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