Smooth and rounded reds

Key notes: Ripeness of fruit and easy-going, rounded character.

Typical aromas and flavours: Often produced in warmer climes, these wines have characteristics of stewed red fruit and secondary flavours of spice, toast, leather. The result is easy drinking reds.

Structure: Generally medium-bodied, smooth in the mouth, softer tannins

Examples of 'Smooth and Rounded' reds: Southern French reds, Southern Portuguese Reds (from the Alentejo in particular), Rioja, red Bordeaux, Merlots, Chiantis.

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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Finca Los Primos Malbec 750ml

$14.77

This is a rich and full-bodied malbec. There`s loads of ripe cherries and plums together with tobacco aromas and flavours. It has a rounded, supple and fat feel about it givng a deeply warming and satisfying wine.   Every casual dinner party needs a...

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Tollo 1.0L Sangiovese d'Abruzzo

$14.70

Winemaker's Notes: Ruby red in color with elegantly ripe, berry aromas. Characterized by its fresh fruit and pleasant acidity which make it an optimal food wine. Recommended with antipasti, first courses and lightly grilled entrees.

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Apothic 2013 California Red 750ml

$18.17

The brambly spice of Zinfandel, dark fruit flavors of Syrah, the bold notes of Cabernet Sauvignon and the smooth elegance of Merlot unite to create this captivating red blend.Apothic Red reveals intense fruit aromas and flavours of rhubarb and black...

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Santa Julia 2014 Organic Malbec 750ml

$21.65

Violet-intense purple, concentrated and bright. A complex nose with varietals notes of ripe, fruits, figs, prunes, jam and raisins. A good body, with sweet tannins and well balanced by acidity. A lingering and complex finish.-- Winemaker

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Mission Hill 2014 Five Vineyards Cabernet/Merlot 750ml

$20.78

Growing Bordeaux varietals in the Okanagan Valley is challenging with our short growing season. The grapes that do hang on the vine to nearly harvest?s end may be a bit smaller, but they reward us with intense flavours. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon,...

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Nuviana 2013 Tempranillo/Cabernet Sauvigon 750ml

$14.70

This Spanish wine is an equal blend of Tempranillo and Cab Sauv grapes which were de-stemmed and aged in barrels of American oak. This wine has an intense aroma with fruity notes reminiscent of red fruits. In the mouth it delights with red fruits...

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Ogio Primitivo 750ml

$15.57

Primitivo is the primary varietal produced in the Puglia region of Italy. It is widely believed to be a genetic cousin of California?s Zinfandel, and both trace their origins to the rare Croatian varietal Crljenak.Appellation: Puglia IGT region of...

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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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Frescobaldi 2014 I Leccioni Chianti 750ml

$19.04

A luminous ruby red colour with purplish highlights. Markedly fruity, with plum, pomegranate, strawberry, and raspberry, lifted by floral notes of sweet violets and by subtly pungent eucalyptus and clove. Smooth and rounded, with judicious, fine-grained...

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Pasico 2013 Monastrell Shiraz 750ml

$13.83

A stunning wine from the 'new wave' Jumilla region of southern Spain. It tips its hat to the classic regions of Spain but delivers a whole lot more. The blend of Monastrell (aka Mourvèdre) and Shiraz (aka Syrah) grapes make this a real blockbuster of...

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Vina Chela 2014 Reserva Organic Malbec 750ml

$19.91

This new, organic Malbec comes from vineyards 3000 to 3900 feet above sea level. It is a savoury wine with red fruit, brown spice, roasted herbs, bittersweet chocolate and coffee flavours. It has a medium weight and good acidity making it a suitable...

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Domaine De l'Arjolle 2012 Cabernet Merlot 750ml

$26.00

Claret-like Languedoc red that is deliciously fruity and easy to drink. Louis-Marie Teisserenc took over the family estate in the late 1970s and very quickly decided to re-build, removing low quality, mass production varieties and replacing them. An...

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