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Full-Bodied Wine Selection

When deciding on your next full-bodied wine, it is useful to keep some common characteristics of these wines in mind. If you seek to quaff a bold, structured wine that indulges your senses with a heavier, more bitter taste, a full-bodied red wine perfectly balances these qualities. Generally sought out by experienced wine drinkers, these filling red and white wines are at their best when paired with juicy, protein-rich meats, such as ribeye or signature cuts. With palate-cleansing properties, these wines will leave you reeling for more. You don’t have to be an expert to know that vintners make these full-bodied wines for you to enjoy them.  

Full-Bodied Wine Tasting Profiles:

  • Rich
  • Bold
  • Bitter
  • Lush
  • Structured
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    90 points Burghound Jancis Robinson"Delicate creamy citrus nose, then dense and full of flavour on the palate – a hint of smoky struck match but the fruit is full and creamy on the mid palate. Deliciously generous in the mouth, long and fresh...

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    Karen MacNeil"Cos, as it is known (the s is pronounced), is indisputably one of the most distinctive Bordeaux. In great years it has an exotic, earthy, you-just-opened-a-humidor sensuality to its aroma (not unlike Chateau Haut-Brion), but the...

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    94 points James Suckling"A big, rich wine for St. Julien with plenty of power and concentration, which enables it to carry plenty of spicy and toasty oak. The tannins need some time to soften, but the elegant finish says that from 2020 this should...

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  • Alpha, Estate Axia Red, 2012

    90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate"The 2012 Axia, PGI Macedonia now, is Alpha's familiar blend that is 50% each of Syrah and Xinomavro, aged for 12 months in French oak (half new, half used). It comes in at 14.5% alcohol. This is another bargain in...

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  • Antonelli Grechetto Colli Martani DOC 2015

    Jancis Robinson"Organic. Deep honey colour. Attractively lifted and aromatic. Really ripe and appealing on the front palate with real grip and structure. The bottle doesn't look that smart but this is a wine bursting with character (and alcohol). It has...

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  • Antonin, CdR Villages Plan de Dieu 2016

    91 points Jeb Dunnuck"...the 2016 Côtes du Rhône should be sought out by savvy buyers. Ripe, rounded, and incredibly sexy, with lots of kirsch and blackberry fruits, garrigue, and mineral notes, it has impeccable balance as well as...

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  • California Red Wine

    Arietta, Quartet Napa Valley 2016

    95 points Wine Enthusiast"Winemaker Andy Erickson coaxes beautiful fruit and structure from this blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, many of the grapes from Coombsville and Carneros. Juicy and weighty on...

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  • Monastrell from Yecla

    Bodegas Castano, Hecula 2015

    90 points Decanter"Mint freshness on the nose with confected cherry aromas. A succulent palate with great fruit supported by oak spice raspberry acidity." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate"The 2015 Hécula is pure old-vine Monastrell from dry-farmed,...

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  • Casa Castillo, Jumilla Monastrell 2016

    91+ points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "The first wine in the range is the 2016 Monastrell, which in reality contains some 8% combination of Garnacha and Syrah, cropped from a more continental, cooler and dry vintage. Like all the wines from the...

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  • Spanish Red Wine

    Casa Castillo, Las Gravas 2015

    94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate"The 2015 Las Gravas is a classic Mediterranean blend of Monastrell with 15% each Garnacha and Syrah, with 15% alcohol after fermenting with part of full clusters and indigenous grapes and aging in used oak barrels...

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  • Spanish Red Wine

    Casa Castillo, Pie Franco 2014

    94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 92 points Wine Enthusiast"Alluring aromas of cocoa powder, berry fruits, graphite and raw oak lead to a jammy palate with density and weight. This old-vines Monastrell tastes of chocolaty oak and herbal blackberry...

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  • Spanish Red Wine

    Casa Castillo, Vino de Finca 2016

    92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate"There is a new middle-of-the-range red, above the Monastrell and below the single-vineyard wines, already in its second vintage with the 2016. This 2016 Vino de Finca comes from the oldest vineyard (from the grapes...

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  • Spanish Red Wine

    Casa Castillo, Vino de Finca 2017

    93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate"There is a big jump in depth, complexity and nuance between the Monastrell and the 2017 Vino de Finca, which is a blend of Monastrell with almost 25% Garnacha. This comes from four plots that were selected from...

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  • Casarena, Sinco 2014

    92 points Wine & Spirits"Owned by two New Yorkers in love with Mendoza, Casarena is based in two classical regions: Agrelo and Perdriel. Winemaker Bernardo Bossi blends cabernet sauvignon and malbec in a wine that shows a delicious array of fresh red...

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  • Catalonian Red Wine

    Castell d'Encus, Thalarn 2014

    95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate"One of my favorite Syrahs from Spain has to be the 2014 Thalarn, named after the parish of Tremp in the Pyrenees where the estate is located. It fermented in different vessels, oak foudres, stone lagares and...

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  • Catena Alta Chardonnay 2015

    94 points James Suckling "This deep and layered white shows sliced apple, cream and stone flavors. Full body. Dense yet fresh. Long and flavorful."   93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "The super fresh and elegant 2015 Catena...

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  • Cebene, Ex Arena 2015

    92 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate"The Grenache-dominated cuvee is the 2015 IGP Pays D'Oc Ex Arena, 85% Grenache and 15% Mourvèdre brought up in stainless steel. It offers textbook Grenache notes of wild strawberries, blackberries and rose...

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  • Cebene, Les Bancels 2013

    90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Jancis Robinson"Organic viticulture; Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Carignan.Just as expressive as the 2012, a little more red fruited and with a fine note of wild herbs. The texture is a little thicker, more...

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