Top 5 Red Wines for Spring

Light and fruity options to welcome warmer weather


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Fresh Berries

One of the hallmarks of spring is the return of fresh fruits and veggies to the table after a long winter of eating cabbage and potatoes! That’s a bit of an exaggeration, but there is something to be said for a bright, light, red-fruited wine to help wipe away the winter blahs. Few wines deliver that with the consistency of New Zealand’s Central Otago Pinot Noir.

Medium- to light-bodied, redolent of crushed berries in a fresh, easy to drink style they embodies spring!

Two to try:

Mud House Pinot Noir  - A great introduction to the Central Otago style.

Quartz Reef Pinot NoirNuanced and layered, from biodynamic vineyards.

Photo courtesy Roxanne Cooke via Flickr/CC
 

 

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  • Snooth User: Stevern86
    909211 36

    Greg, I have 3 light reds for you to try if you can get your hands on them. The first is Lone Madrone Mezcla Roja, Sculpterra Grenache (70 cases or so made), and Wild Horse Blaufrankish. All are from Paso Robles and some might be available at the winery only. What the heck, it's a great excuse to go to a great wine region in Ca.

    Mar 28, 2012 at 3:47 PM


  • "Or as the sages oft did say,
    'Spring's here - break out the Beaujolais!"

    <a href="http://www.sedimentblog.com">The Sediment Blog</a>

    Mar 29, 2012 at 5:38 AM


  • Snooth User: J Bruce
    1029146 3

    Fresh Market stores have a private label Cab that comes from Walla Walla Wash.that is very light bodied and a wonderful flavor. They have very tight quality controls. I am enjoying an 07 right now. AND it is less than 10 bucks a bottle! I just bought a case. I am trying their Merlot next.

    Apr 10, 2012 at 6:59 PM


  • Snooth User: Adehagen
    229648 1

    2009 Trapiche “Finca Suarez Lastra”, Uco Valley, Mendoza
    Cuma Torrontes 2011, El Esteco.
    Cuma Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, El Esteco.

    May 31, 2012 at 8:38 AM


  • Snooth User: catboots
    1122776 41

    Some of my favorite reds are--1-Campus Oaks Zinfandel Lodi 2010
    2-The new Epica Cabernet Sauvignon- 2011
    3-Nero D' Avola Italian Red- From Trader Joe's Market
    4-Concannon-Petite Sirah 2010

    Jul 29, 2012 at 10:46 AM


  • nice

    Aug 30, 2013 at 3:00 AM


  • nice

    Aug 31, 2013 at 5:06 AM


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