Top 5 Red Wines for Spring

Light and fruity options to welcome warmer weather


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Meadows in Bloom

Grenache is often described as smelling of Garrigue, which is the soft leaved plant ecosystem of much of the Mediterranean basin! Now if that doesn’t say spring, I don’t know what does. Thyme and grass, with some lavender and sage thrown in for good measure. If you’re talking about Grenache, you’re also talking about wild strawberries and other red fruits. Sounds like a lovely stroll through a meadow in bloom.

Two to try

Quivira Dry Creek Valley GrenacheThis just classic Grenache. Soft, friendly and full of wonderful Garrigue notes.

Yalumba Bushvine GrenacheIf you’re looking for something a bit fruitier but still true to type, this is always a winner.

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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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