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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Lopez de Haro 2017 Tempranillo 750ml

$19.91

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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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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Cassini 2015 Pinot Noir 'Red Carpet' 750ml

$23.93

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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Casa Viva 2015 Pinot Noir 750ml

$13.82

We welcome the return of Casa Lima, a tasty New World Pinot Noir from Chile's Casablanca Valley. Some of the best examples of Chilean Pinot Noir are from this region due to its cooler climate. California Pinot fans will enjoy the familiar aromas of...

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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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Zonin 2015 Ventiterre Chianti 750ml

$19.04

This Chianti is a blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo grapes. It's dry and fresh, with medium body and pleasant tannins. Try pairing with rich dishes such as gamey meats, stewed meats, and strong, mature cheeses. Chiantis are also excellent with a...

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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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Miguel Merino 2016 'Cantiga' Tempranillo 750ml

$21.65

Quality rioja, with pure and high toned fruit displaying admirable minerality. A little less oaky and a little more fruit forward than many Crianzas, but generally more lively, transparent, and fresh a take than more modern styles. Delicious!

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Finca Las Moras 2016 Reserva Malbec 750ml

$14.69

Welcome to San Juan, where Finca Las Moras is cultivating some of the best non-Mendozian Malbecs in high altitude vineyards. Flint soils and the Zonda (continuous hot and arid wind) produce wines with a minerally edge and vines naturally low in ailments...

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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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Tinhorn Creek 2016 Cabernet Franc 750ml

$26.00

"This bold, ripe red reflects the great 2014 Okanagan vintage" 90 points, John Schreiner, October 2016. "A brooding Cabernet Franc from the excellent 2014 vintage, full of dark berry fruit, intense earthy-herbs and meaty-metallic aromas and flavours but...

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San Valentino 2016 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 750ml

$16.43

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is a red Italian wine made from the Montepulciano grape in the Abruzzo region. Its dominant flavours include red plum, oregano, sour cherry, and boysenberry. As the second-most planted grape in Italy, these wines are meant to be...

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