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 2014 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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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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Destino 2015 Insight Malbec 750ml

$14.69

Destino Insight Malbec is a fresh red wine presenting deep red colours with violet undertones. Bracing fruity flavours filled with aromas of cherries and raspberries intermingled with floral essences like violet and fresh notes of mint. Well-balanced and...

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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 2011 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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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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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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Lindemans 2014 Premium Select Shiraz-Cabernet 750ml

$11.21

Dr. Henry Lindeman established this winery in 1843. Today it's synonymous with approachable and accessible Australian wine. Lindeman's most iconic wine, the Bin 65 Chardonnay, was first launched in Canada in the 1980s before it was repatriated to...

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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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Humberto Canale 2014 Black River Malbec 750ml

$15.57

In 1909, Agricultural Engineer Humberto founded his winery in Patagonia. Canale Picked from some of the most southerly vineyards in the world, the grapes in this wine were fed by the Rio Negro in what is otherwise a cool, arid desert. The wine boasts an...

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Montevento 2015 Sangiovese 750ml

$13.82

Many consider Sangiovese to be Italy's favourite grape and is the main varietal in many famous wines such as Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino. Although varied, common characteristics include a savoury taste, and high tannin/acidity. This wine is...

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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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