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

Cono Sur Pinot Noir Organic 750ml

$15.99

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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Carmen 2015 Reserva Pinot Noir 750ml

$16.43

Jam-packed with red fruits on both nose and palate, this Pinot Noir is awash with raspberry, strawberry and redcurrant fruit, framed by supple tannins and gentle hints of floral and pepper. Pair with pork chops.

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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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Sueno 2013 Tempranillo 750ml

$19.91

This is ambitious tempranillo, not from Rioja or Ribera del Duero or (insert your Spanish wine knowledge here), but from the little-known and relatively new appellation of Ribera del Jucar in the central-eastern part of the country. It’s a...

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Joie Farm 2015 Pinot Noir 750ml

$29.48

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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Famille Perrin 2015 Ventoux Rouge 750ml

$14.69

From the makers of the iconic Château de Beaucastel comes our red wine pick for the summer. The grapes from this mixture of Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, and Syrah were picked from the vineyards located on the slopes of Mont Ventoux. Fermented in...

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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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Santa Ema 2013 Pinot Noir 750ml

$22.95

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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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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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 the...

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Beringer 2015 Main & Vine Merlot 750ml

$13.45

Ripe plum and currant flavors are immediately evident in its aromas and flavors. A sweet, toasty note of oak rounds out the blend and gives the wine a nice body and mouthfeel. Approachable and delicious from the first sip, this wine is an...

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Veramonte 2015 Pinot Noir 750ml

$18.95

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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Cesari 2015 Adesso Merlot 750ml

$14.69

Simple and straightforward, this Merlot is a great bistro wine that you can enjoy at home with friends. On the nose, dark plum and blueberry aromas. On the palate, red berry, good acidity, smooth tannins, and a slender texture combine for a...

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Kurt Angerer 2012 Zweigelt Barrique 750ml

$27.74

On the nose, fine cherry and spice aromas. More of the same on palate, and slightly gamey, with great minerality and stylish finish. Pair with grilled meat, roast lamb, etc. Vinification: Stored in 2-3 year barrique for 12 months.

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Alceno 2012 "Premium 50" Syrah 750ml

$22.52

This is a great wine made by a family-owned winery in Jumilla, a region considered a pioneer in marketing Spanish wines to the world. The roots of Bodegas Alceno can be traced back to 1870 when it became the first commercial winery in Jumilla. This dark...

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