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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
  • Extracted
  • Saint-Joseph

    JL Chave Selection, Saint-Joseph Offerus 2017

    93 points Wine Spectator"This is lively, with bright black cherry and blackberry coulis notes racing along, lined with a fresh sanguine note and backed by a minerally edge on the finish. A flash of bay leaf in the background adds range." 93 points...

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  • Stellenbosch Syrah

    Stark-Conde, Syrah Stellenbosch 2017

    93 points Decanter“A serious style. Sanguine and iron-tinged on the plummy fruit palate. Nice mineral-juicy texture and a fresh, long finish.” 91 points Wine Spectator"A medium- to full-bodied red, with notes of currant, plum...

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  • St-Emilion

    Chateau Quinault, L'Enclos St-Emilion 2018

    94 points Wine Enthusiast"The estate is surrounded by the suburbs of the city of Libourne and this wine is produced by the team at Chateau Cheval Blanc. That combination has produced a sequence of fine wines, like this release. Rich fruits have been...

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  • St-Estephe

    Marquis de Calon, St-Estephe 2016

    93 points James Suckling"Plenty of beautiful aromas of blackcurrants, blackberries and hints of spice and cedar. This is very fine-grained with medium body and a delicious finish. Savory and fine and so delicious. Second wine of Château Calon...

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  • Super Tuscan

    Petrolo, "Torrione" Val d'Arno di Sopra 2018

    95 points James Suckling"A red with plenty of blackberry, black-olive, floral and oyster-shell character. It’s full-bodied, yet layered, extremely polished and beautiful. A dusty texture. Hazelnut and walnut undertones. From organically grown...

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  • Super Tuscan

    Montepeloso, A Quo Rosso Toscana 2018

    93 points James Suckling"Smoke, tar and spice, as well as lots of dark fruit and olives on the nose. Full-bodied with round, creamy tannins, juicy fruit and tangy acidity. Some tar and chocolate. A blend of montepulciano, sangiovese, cabernet sauvignon,...

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  • Super Tuscan

    Cavalli Tenuta degli Dei, Toscana 2016

    97 points James Suckling"What an amazing nose with pure herbs coming to the fore, soon to be joined by fresh brambleberries, blueberries, violets, heather, lavender, pine needles and forest floor. Full body, chewy but incredibly fine tannins, and tons of...

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  • Yecla Monastrell

    La Purisima, Premium Yecla 2014

    Vinous Reverie NotesYecla, in southeast Spain just slightly inland from Valencia, is known for its very expressive Monastrell grapes. Monastrell, that is the Spanish name for Mourvedre that is better known as part of the "GSM" blends from the Southern...

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  • Faugeres Red Wine

    Chateau La Liquiere, "L'Ampoule" Faugeres 2019

    Jancis Robinson"Certified AB and Ecocert organic.Just lovely, fresh, red-apple and redcurrant fruit on the nose. Some gentle oolong-tea notes that stay present throughout, delivering biddable astringency and a nexus of honey-spice-dust-earth that sits at...

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  • Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon

    Mira, Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville 2016

    95 points Wine Enthusiast"This impressively structured wine, with just 3% Petit Verdot, is ample in a robut blackberry jam tone. Iron, tobacco, lavender and dried herb ride along the midpalate with ease. The black pepper on the finish is additionally on...

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  • Bordeaux

    Maison Sichel, Sirius Bordeaux 2018

    90 points Wine Enthusiast"This branded wine, produced by one of the most respected Bordeaux merchants, is ripe, softly textured and full of generous fruit. Tannins still give dryness and structure, while the main thrust is of black plum and balanced...

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  • Brunello di Montalcino

    Molino del Piano, Brunello di Montalcino 2015

    93 points Vinous"The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Molino della Piano bristles with earthy minerals, savory herbs, and animal tones, with sour cherry and hints of dried strawberries in the background. On the palate, soft textures give way to a zesty...

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  • Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

    Detert, Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 2018

    96 points Vinous"The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is outrageously beautiful. Rich, vivid and wonderfully deep, the 2018 hits so many high notes. Inky dark fruit, graphite, spice, leather, licorice and expressive earthy nuances are all laced together. In the...

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  • Pomerol

    Chateau La Croix de Gay, Pomerol 2014

    93 points James Suckling"Blueberries and spices with some black-pepper aromas. Medium body and firm and silky tannins that are polished and integrated. Needs two to three years to soften. Tight and pretty." Jancis Robinson"Tasted blind. Attractive,...

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  • Gigondas

    La Bastide St-Vincent, Gigondas 2017

    91 points Wine Enthusiast"Perfumed and elegantly mineral, this unoaked blend of Grenache (75%), Mourvèdre and Syrah (10%) was sourced from a diverse array of Gigondas soil types. Full bodied and profoundly ripe, it has restrained elegance, filling...

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  • Cornas

    Alain Verset, Cornas 2017

    94 points Vinous"Shimmering ruby. Mineral-accented dark berries, smoked meat and licorice on the incisive nose. Appealingly sweet black raspberry and boysenberry flavors show fine delineation and pick up a sexy floral nuance with air. Displays strong,...

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  • Rasteau Red Wine

    Domaine Fond Croze, Rasteau 2018

    92 points Wine Enthusiast"Rich, concentrated flavors of black-cherry menthol and spiced-plum compote abound in this blend of Grenache (80%), Syrah (10%) and Mourvèdre (10%) sourced from vines averaging 50 years in age. It's a big, warming red...

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  • Vacqueyras

    Domaine La Garrigue, Vacqueyras 2018

    93 points Wine Enthusiast"Sun-kissed raspberries and rose petals perfume this bright, penetrating blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. It's a surprising contrast to this producer's equally delicious but significantly brawnier 2017...

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  • Minervois Red Wine

    Courbissac, Roc du Piere Minervois 2014

    90 points Wine & Spirits"80% Mourvèdre and 20% Syrah. As the name suggests, the Roc du Pière cuvee comes from a parcel of particularly rocky, bony soil. On considerably higher ground (350 metres) than the estate vineyards used for Les...

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