Wine Styles

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Knowing a wine's style and varietal will help you to quickly identify flavor components and potential pairings without having to sample the wine. Within each style category wines may range from light to full bodied, but characteristics – such as black fruit in a Malbec, tannin in a Cabernet Sauvignon, or herbal notes in a Sauvignon Blanc – are predictable.

Red

Red

The color of a red wine comes from the skin of the grapes. As a red wine ages, it will become lighter in color.

White

White

White wine can be made from both red and white grapes. To achieve the lovely golden color of white wine, grapes are pressed to remove seeds and skins before the fermentation process.

Rosé

Rosé

The color of a rosé comes from limited contact with the skin of the grapes during the fermentation process. The longer the contact, the darker the rosé will be.

Bubbles

Bubbles

Sparkling wines go through two fermentation processes. The first fermentation produces the alcohol, while the second allows the bubbles to develop and occurs in the bottle.

Sweet

Sweet

The sweetness of these wines does not come from added sugars, but rather from specific grape varietals and methods that are naturally high in residual sugars.

The Best of the Best

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, California
$75.00 $83.99
Merlot
Napa Valley, California
$29.99
Pinot Noir
Santa Barbara County, California
$38.99
Terlato Vineyards Pinot Grigio, Friuli 2016
92 TP
Pinot Grigio
Friuli, Italy
$23.99
Zinfandel
Mendocino County, California
$21.99
Moscato
Veneto, Italy
$14.99
Rosé Blend
Rhone Valley, France
$16.99

A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.
- Louis Pasteur

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