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Best Red Wines 2023

Contents
1. Top 50 Red Wine Brands
2. Highly-Rated Red Wines

Browse a list of American wineries that have consistently produced outstanding red wines in recent years. Here is a list of some of the best red wines from the United States, specifically from the 2023 releases. As mentioned earlier, wine preferences are subjective, and the quality of a wine can depend on factors like personal taste, vintage, and the condition of the bottle. Additionally, consider looking for more recent vintages from these producers, as they should also be of high quality. The following American red wines were highly regarded this year.

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Top 50 Red Wine Brands

Here’s a list of some highly-rated American red wines.

Photo Name Categories Price Rating Brand Country
Meiomi-Pinot-Noir 1. Meiomi Pinot Noir Red Wine, Pinot Noir $21.99 4.8 Meiomi Wines United States
Meiomi-Pinot-Noir Meiomi Pinot Noir
Price: $21.99
Rating: 4.8
Brand: Meiomi Wines
Country: United States
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Bota-Box-Cabernet-Sauvignon 2. Bota Box Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon $19.99 4.8 Bota Box Wines United States
Bota-Box-Cabernet-Sauvignon Bota Box Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: $19.99
Rating: 4.8
Brand: Bota Box Wines
Country: United States
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Decoy-California-Cabernet-Sauvignon 3. Decoy California Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon $21.99 4.8 Decoy Wines United States
Decoy-California-Cabernet-Sauvignon Decoy California Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: $21.99
Rating: 4.8
Brand: Decoy Wines
Country: United States
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La-Crema-Sonoma-Coast-Pinot-Noir 4. La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Red Wine, Pinot Noir $23.99 4.7 La Crema Wines United States
La-Crema-Sonoma-Coast-Pinot-Noir La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Price: $23.99
Rating: 4.7
Brand: La Crema Wines
Country: United States
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Josh-Cellars-Pinot-Noir 5. Josh Cellars Pinot Noir Red Wine, Pinot Noir $17.99 4.6 Josh Cellars United States
Josh-Cellars-Pinot-Noir Josh Cellars Pinot Noir
Price: $17.99
Rating: 4.6
Brand: Josh Cellars
Country: United States
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Bota-Box-Nighthawk-Rich-Red-Wine-Blend 6. Bota Box Nighthawk Rich Red Wine Blend Rioja Blend, Red Wine $19.99 5.0 Bota Box Wines United States
Bota-Box-Nighthawk-Rich-Red-Wine-Blend Bota Box Nighthawk Rich Red Wine Blend
Price: $19.99
Rating: 5.0
Brand: Bota Box Wines
Country: United States
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Josh-Cellars-Cabernet-Sauvignon 7. Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon $15.44 3.6 Josh Cellars United States
Josh-Cellars-Cabernet-Sauvignon Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: $15.44
Rating: 3.6
Brand: Josh Cellars
Country: United States
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Bota-Box-Malbec 8. Bota Box Malbec Red Wine, Malbec $19.99 4.9 Bota Box Wines Argentina
Bota-Box-Malbec Bota Box Malbec
Price: $19.99
Rating: 4.9
Brand: Bota Box Wines
Country: Argentina
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Bota-Box-Pinot-Noir 9. Bota Box Pinot Noir Red Wine, Pinot Noir $19.99 4.7 Bota Box Wines Chile
Bota-Box-Pinot-Noir Bota Box Pinot Noir
Price: $19.99
Rating: 4.7
Brand: Bota Box Wines
Country: Chile
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J.-Lohr-Estates-Seven-Oaks-Cabernet-Sauvignon-Paso-Robles-CA 10. J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles CA Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon $16.99 4.9 J. Lohr Wines United States
J.-Lohr-Estates-Seven-Oaks-Cabernet-Sauvignon-Paso-Robles-CA J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles CA
Price: $16.99
Rating: 4.9
Brand: J. Lohr Wines
Country: United States
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Zaccagnini-Montepulciano 11. Zaccagnini Montepulciano Red Wine, Montepulciano $16.99 4.8 Zaccagnini Italy
Zaccagnini-Montepulciano Zaccagnini Montepulciano
Price: $16.99
Rating: 4.8
Brand: Zaccagnini
Country: Italy
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Bota-Box-RedVolution 12. Bota Box RedVolution Red Wine, Red Blend $19.99 4.9 Bota Box Wines United States
Bota-Box-RedVolution Bota Box RedVolution
Price: $19.99
Rating: 4.9
Brand: Bota Box Wines
Country: United States
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Chateau-Ste.-Michelle-Cabernet-Sauvignon 13. Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon $15.99 4.6 Chateau Ste. Michelle United States
Chateau-Ste.-Michelle-Cabernet-Sauvignon Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: $15.99
Rating: 4.6
Brand: Chateau Ste. Michelle
Country: United States
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Freakshow-Cabernet-Sauvignon 14. Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon $19.99 4.7 Michael David United States
Freakshow-Cabernet-Sauvignon Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: $19.99
Rating: 4.7
Brand: Michael David
Country: United States
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Erath-Pinot-Noir 15. Erath Pinot Noir Red Wine, Pinot Noir $18.97 4.9 Erath United States
Erath-Pinot-Noir Erath Pinot Noir
Price: $18.97
Rating: 4.9
Brand: Erath
Country: United States
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Kendall-Jackson-Vintner’s-Reserve-Cabernet-Sauvignon 16. Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon $19.99 4.4 Kendall-Jackson United States
Kendall-Jackson-Vintner’s-Reserve-Cabernet-Sauvignon Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: $19.99
Rating: 4.4
Brand: Kendall-Jackson
Country: United States
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JUSTIN-Cabernet-Sauvignon 17. JUSTIN Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon $27.49 4.6 Justin Winery United States
JUSTIN-Cabernet-Sauvignon JUSTIN Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: $27.49
Rating: 4.6
Brand: Justin Winery
Country: United States
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Joel-Gott-815-Cabernet-Sauvignon 18. Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon $16.99 4.9 Joel Gott United States
Joel-Gott-815-Cabernet-Sauvignon Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: $16.99
Rating: 4.9
Brand: Joel Gott
Country: United States
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Black-Box-Pinot-Noir 19. Black Box Pinot Noir Red Wine, Pinot Noir $21.49 4.9 Black Box Wines United States
Black-Box-Pinot-Noir Black Box Pinot Noir
Price: $21.49
Rating: 4.9
Brand: Black Box Wines
Country: United States
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Educated-Guess-Napa-Valley-Cabernet-Sauvignon 20. Educated Guess Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon $24.99 4.5 Educated Guess United States
Educated-Guess-Napa-Valley-Cabernet-Sauvignon Educated Guess Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: $24.99
Rating: 4.5
Brand: Educated Guess
Country: United States
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Decoy-California-Pinot-Noir 21. Decoy California Pinot Noir Red Wine, Pinot Noir $21.71 4.6 Decoy Wines United States
Decoy-California-Pinot-Noir Decoy California Pinot Noir
Price: $21.71
Rating: 4.6
Brand: Decoy Wines
Country: United States
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The-Prisoner-Red-Blend 22. The Prisoner Red Blend Red Wine, Red Blend $49.99 4.6 The Prisoner Wine Company United States
The-Prisoner-Red-Blend The Prisoner Red Blend
Price: $49.99
Rating: 4.6
Brand: The Prisoner Wine Company
Country: United States
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Francis-Coppola-Diamond-Collection-Claret 23. Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Claret Red Wine, Bordeaux Blend $17.99 4.8 Francis Ford Coppola United States
Francis-Coppola-Diamond-Collection-Claret Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Claret
Price: $17.99
Rating: 4.8
Brand: Francis Ford Coppola
Country: United States
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Francis-Coppola-Diamond-Collection-Cabernet-Sauvignon 24. Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon $15.99 4.7 Francis Ford Coppola United States
Francis-Coppola-Diamond-Collection-Cabernet-Sauvignon Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: $15.99
Rating: 4.7
Brand: Francis Ford Coppola
Country: United States
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La-Crema-Monterey-Pinot-Noir 25. La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir Red Wine, Pinot Noir $19.43 4.8 La Crema Wines United States
La-Crema-Monterey-Pinot-Noir La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir
Price: $19.43
Rating: 4.8
Brand: La Crema Wines
Country: United States
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Juggernaut-Hillside-Cabernet-Sauvignon 26. Juggernaut Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon $20.99 4.6 Juggernaut Wine United States
Juggernaut-Hillside-Cabernet-Sauvignon Juggernaut Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: $20.99
Rating: 4.6
Brand: Juggernaut Wine
Country: United States
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Bota-Box-Nighthawk-Bold-Cabernet-Sauvignon 27. Bota Box Nighthawk Bold Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon $19.99 4.7 Bota Box Wines United States
Bota-Box-Nighthawk-Bold-Cabernet-Sauvignon Bota Box Nighthawk Bold Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: $19.99
Rating: 4.7
Brand: Bota Box Wines
Country: United States
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SIMI-Sonoma-County-Cabernet-Sauvignon 28. SIMI Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon $21.99 4.6 SIMI United States
SIMI-Sonoma-County-Cabernet-Sauvignon SIMI Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: $21.99
Rating: 4.6
Brand: SIMI
Country: United States
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A-to-Z-Pinot-Noir 29. A to Z Pinot Noir Red Wine, Pinot Noir $19.99 4.6 A to Z United States
A-to-Z-Pinot-Noir A to Z Pinot Noir
Price: $19.99
Rating: 4.6
Brand: A to Z
Country: United States
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Cooper-and-Thief-Bourbon-Barrel-Aged-Red-Blend-Red-Wine 30. Cooper and Thief Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Blend Red Wine Red Wine, Red Blend $27.99 4.6 Cooper & Thief United States
Cooper-and-Thief-Bourbon-Barrel-Aged-Red-Blend-Red-Wine Cooper and Thief Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Blend Red Wine
Price: $27.99
Rating: 4.6
Brand: Cooper & Thief
Country: United States
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Franzia®-Cabernet-Sauvignon-Red-Wine 31. Franzia® Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon $18.99 4.5 Franzia United States
Franzia®-Cabernet-Sauvignon-Red-Wine Franzia® Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine
Price: $18.99
Rating: 4.5
Brand: Franzia
Country: United States
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Michael-David-Petite-Petit 32. Michael David Petite Petit Syrah / Shiraz, Red Wine $16.99 4.3 Michael David United States
Michael-David-Petite-Petit Michael David Petite Petit
Price: $16.99
Rating: 4.3
Brand: Michael David
Country: United States
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7-Deadly-Zins-Zinfandel 33. 7 Deadly Zins Zinfandel Zinfandel, Red Wine $15.99 5.0 7 Deadly Zins United States
7-Deadly-Zins-Zinfandel 7 Deadly Zins Zinfandel
Price: $15.99
Rating: 5.0
Brand: 7 Deadly Zins
Country: United States
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Caymus-Napa-Valley-Cabernet-Sauvignon 34. Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon $89.99 4.0 Caymus United States
Caymus-Napa-Valley-Cabernet-Sauvignon Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: $89.99
Rating: 4.0
Brand: Caymus
Country: United States
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Ruffino-Riserva-Ducale-Chianti-Classico 35. Ruffino Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico Red Wine, Chianti Blend $25.19 4.8 Ruffino Italy
Ruffino-Riserva-Ducale-Chianti-Classico Ruffino Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico
Price: $25.19
Rating: 4.8
Brand: Ruffino
Country: Italy
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Unshackled-Cabernet-Sauvignon-by-Prisoner 36. Unshackled Cabernet Sauvignon by Prisoner Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon $26.98 4.5 Unshackled United States
Unshackled-Cabernet-Sauvignon-by-Prisoner Unshackled Cabernet Sauvignon by Prisoner
Price: $26.98
Rating: 4.5
Brand: Unshackled
Country: United States
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Conundrum-Red-Blend 37. Conundrum Red Blend Red Wine, Red Blend $23.26 4.5 Conundrum United States
Conundrum-Red-Blend Conundrum Red Blend
Price: $23.26
Rating: 4.5
Brand: Conundrum
Country: United States
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Black-Box-Merlot 38. Black Box Merlot Red Wine, Merlot $21.83 4.8 Black Box Wines United States
Black-Box-Merlot Black Box Merlot
Price: $21.83
Rating: 4.8
Brand: Black Box Wines
Country: United States
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Black-Box-Malbec 39. Black Box Malbec Red Wine, Malbec $21.4 5.0 Black Box Wines Argentina
Black-Box-Malbec Black Box Malbec
Price: $21.4
Rating: 5.0
Brand: Black Box Wines
Country: Argentina
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Bota-Box-Nighthawk-Bourbon-Barrel-Aged-Cabernet-Sauvignon 40. Bota Box Nighthawk Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon $19.99 4.8 Bota Box Wines United States
Bota-Box-Nighthawk-Bourbon-Barrel-Aged-Cabernet-Sauvignon Bota Box Nighthawk Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: $19.99
Rating: 4.8
Brand: Bota Box Wines
Country: United States
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Early-Mountain-Foothills-Red 41. Early Mountain Foothills Red Red Wine, Red Blend $19.99 4.7 Early Mountain Vineyards United States
Early-Mountain-Foothills-Red Early Mountain Foothills Red
Price: $19.99
Rating: 4.7
Brand: Early Mountain Vineyards
Country: United States
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J-Vineyards-&-Winery-Pinot-Noir 42. J Vineyards & Winery Pinot Noir Red Wine, Pinot Noir $22.99 4.6 J Vineyards United States
J-Vineyards-&-Winery-Pinot-Noir J Vineyards & Winery Pinot Noir
Price: $22.99
Rating: 4.6
Brand: J Vineyards
Country: United States
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Stag’s-Leap-Artemis-Cabernet-Sauvignon 43. Stag’s Leap Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon $65.54 5.0 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars United States
Stag’s-Leap-Artemis-Cabernet-Sauvignon Stag’s Leap Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: $65.54
Rating: 5.0
Brand: Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
Country: United States
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Bota-Box-Merlot 44. Bota Box Merlot Red Wine, Merlot $19.99 4.7 Bota Box Wines United States
Bota-Box-Merlot Bota Box Merlot
Price: $19.99
Rating: 4.7
Brand: Bota Box Wines
Country: United States
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Franzia®-Merlot-Red-Wine 45. Franzia® Merlot Red Wine Red Wine, Merlot $18.99 4.5 Franzia United States
Franzia®-Merlot-Red-Wine Franzia® Merlot Red Wine
Price: $18.99
Rating: 4.5
Brand: Franzia
Country: United States
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Antigal-Uno-Malbec 46. Antigal Uno Malbec Red Wine, Malbec $15.99 5.0 Antigal Argentina
Antigal-Uno-Malbec Antigal Uno Malbec
Price: $15.99
Rating: 5.0
Brand: Antigal
Country: Argentina
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INTRINSIC-Cabernet-Sauvignon 47. INTRINSIC Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon $21.99 5.0 Intrinsic Wine Co. United States
INTRINSIC-Cabernet-Sauvignon INTRINSIC Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: $21.99
Rating: 5.0
Brand: Intrinsic Wine Co.
Country: United States
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Chateau-Ste.-Michelle-Indian-Wells-Cabernet-Sauvignon 48. Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon $17.99 4.2 Chateau Ste. Michelle United States
Chateau-Ste.-Michelle-Indian-Wells-Cabernet-Sauvignon Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: $17.99
Rating: 4.2
Brand: Chateau Ste. Michelle
Country: United States
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Lovingston-Rotunda-Red 49. Lovingston Rotunda Red Red Wine, Red Blend $15.99 4.6 Lovingston WInery United States
Lovingston-Rotunda-Red Lovingston Rotunda Red
Price: $15.99
Rating: 4.6
Brand: Lovingston WInery
Country: United States
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Francis-Coppola-Diamond-Collection-Pinot-Noir 50. Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Pinot Noir Red Wine, Pinot Noir $16.99 4.5 Francis Ford Coppola United States
Francis-Coppola-Diamond-Collection-Pinot-Noir Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Pinot Noir
Price: $16.99
Rating: 4.5
Brand: Francis Ford Coppola
Country: United States
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Highly-Rated Red Wines

Here is a list of some of the most popular and highly-rated red wines:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon – One of the world’s most widely recognized red wines, known for its full body and notes of cassis, black cherry, tobacco, and chocolate. Popular varieties come from Napa Valley, Bordeaux, and Coonawarra.
  • Pinot Noir – Elegant and complex, with flavors of cherry, raspberry, and earth. The top regions for Pinot Noir include Burgundy, Willamette Valley, Central Otago, and Sonoma.
  • Merlot – Smooth and fruity red with plum, blackberry, and mocha flavors. Leading areas are Bordeaux, Napa, Sonoma, and Washington State.
  • Malbec – Bold red from Argentina with jammy fruit notes and spices. High-quality Malbec hails from Mendoza.
  • Zinfandel – Juicy, jammy red often with blackberry and peppery spice notes. Known as California’s heritage grape, with prime growing areas including Sonoma and Paso Robles.
  • Sangiovese – Italy’s most planted grape and the basis of Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, and Morellino di Scansano. Cherry, herbs, and earth on the palate.
  • Syrah/Shiraz – Inky, full-bodied red with blackberry, white pepper, and smoked meat flavors. Great Syrah comes from the Rhône Valley, Barossa Valley, and Washington State.
  • Tempranillo – Dry, savory red and the backbone of Rioja and Ribera del Duero in Spain. Shows notes of leather and tobacco.
  • Nebbiolo – The grape behind Barolo and Barbaresco in Italy. High acid and tannins with red fruit and floral aromas.
  • Grenache – Key blending grape in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and GSM (Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre) blends. Red fruit flavors and soft tannins.

The popularity of these wines is driven by their provenance, flavor profiles, and suitability for food pairings. Their uniqueness and quality make them perennial favorites among red wine drinkers.