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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
  • Brunello di Montalcino

    Conti Costanti, Brunello di Montalcino 2016

    99 points Wine Enthusiast"This savory stunner has enticing scents of violet, rose and wild berry that gain complexity alongside notes of leather, camphor and sandalwood. The elegantly structured palate is all about precision, featuring juicy cherry,...

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  • Brunello di Montalcino

    Fuligni, Riserva Brunello di Montalcino 2016

    99 points James Suckling"The complexity and beauty of this wine is something else on the nose, offering perfume, cedar, dried flower, black cherry, blueberry and crushed stone. Orange peel, too. Full-bodied with incredible layers of ultra-fine tannins...

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  • Domaine du Monteillet, Saint-Joseph 2011

    Domaine du Monteillet, Saint-Joseph 2011

    Vinous Reverie NotesStéphane Montez has won at least 5 gold medals from international competitions and 2 Wine of the Year Awards. Robert Parker describes Montez as “one of my favorite young wine growers in the Northern Rhône”....

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  • Pauillac

    Ch Latour, Pauillac 2014

    99 points James Suckling"So much violets, licorice, pencil, flowers and currants define this on the nose before it moves to fresh mushrooms. It’s full-bodied yet compacted with tension and a compressed center palate. Incredible, fine-grained...

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  • Pauillac

    Ch Latour, Les Forts de Latour Pauillac 2016

    96 points James Suckling"The fresh currant and violet aromas are so complex and beautiful on the nose. Full body, ultra-refined tannins and lovely tannin tension. Shows focus and such finesse. Beautiful finish." 96 points Vinous"The 2016 Les Forts de...

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  • Bolgheri Sassicaia

    San Guido, Sassicaia Bolgheri Sassicaia 2019

    100 points Decanter"Sassicaia 2019 spent 25 months in oak (one-third new). ‘We are going longer in oak in the past few years,’ said Carlo Paoli, managing director of Tenuta San Guido. Quite pale in the glass, the nose is extremely graceful...

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  • Superiore Bolgheri

    Ornellaia, Superiore Bolgheri 2019

    98 points Decanter"Pure delicious fruit expression on the nose, the best and brightest black cherry aromas, so pure and defined. Supremely elegant with delicate perfume surrounding the rich fruit aromas with a dusting of vanilla and milk chocolate...

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  • St-Julien

    Chateau Gloria, St-Julien 2019

    95 points James Suckling"A firm, chewy red with blackberries, earth and hints of chocolate. It’s full-bodied and very structured. Better than the 2018."95 points Jeb Dunnuck"Showing beautifully, with the polished, pure, elegant style of the...

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  • Margaux

    Chateau Giscours, Margaux 2019

    97 points James Suckling"A ripe and layered red with lots of currant and chocolate character, as well as some walnut and cocoa powder. Crushed stones, too. It’s full and layered with round tannins and a juicy and plush texture. Crushed velvet that...

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  • Pauillac

    Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac 2012

    93 points Wine Spectator"Well-built, with a charcoal frame that melds nicely with steeped currant, blackberry paste and dark plum fruit flavors. The long finish is riveted to a graphite underpinning. Remarkably dense, but without the austere twinge of...

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  • Margaux

    Chateau Prieure-Lichine, Margaux 2018

    95 points Wine Enthusiast"This wine shows the generous richness of the vintage while restraining it with fine tannins and pure black-currant acidity. The structure and fruits promise long-term aging. Drink this wine from 2027." 94 points James...

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  • Stephane Usseglio, Charles 1 Lirac 2019

    Stephane Usseglio, Charles 1 Lirac 2019

    92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate"A fine effort from estate-owned vines, the 2019 Lirac Charles 1er starts off with charming raspberry and strawberry aromas. It's full-bodied and silky, with hints of licorice, dried spices and black cherries on the...

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  • Niepoort, Vertente Douro 2018

    Niepoort, Vertente Douro 2018

    Jancis Robinson"Full bottle 1,312 g. Vertente means ‘aspect’ or ‘hillside’. Vines 50–80 years old, a mix of traditional varieties. Fermented in conical stainless-steel tanks before being left to mature for 22 months in...

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  • Vignalta, 'Gemola' Rosso Colli Euganei 2016

    Vignalta, 'Gemola' Rosso Colli Euganei 2016

    90 Points Decanter"Stewed plums on the nose with black olive and cinnamon. Rich, ripe tannins with balancing acidity." Vinous Reverie NotesWinemaker: This wine is our standard-bearer and represents the maximum expression of volcanic wine from the...

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  • Lucien Barrot, Chateauneuf-Du-Pape 2016

    Lucien Barrot, Chateauneuf-Du-Pape 2016

    94 Points Wine Enthusiast"Whiffs of bramble and wild mint lend complexity to ripe black cherry and blackberry on the palate of this Grenache-dominant blend. It's a rich, penetrating wine, with a silky, supple mouthfeel contrasted by fine, densely packed...

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  • Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

    Ramey, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2017

    95 points Wine Enthusiast"This is a great appellation wine blended with small amounts of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Cedar, char and celery salt accent tight, refined tannins that grip the palate with intense flavor and texture. Black...

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  • Cheval des Andes, Mendoza 2019

    Cheval des Andes, Mendoza 2019

    98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate"The 2019 Cheval des Andes had a more reductive vinification and élevage, making the wine a bit shy and in need of time to open up, as one of their objectives was to make it more age-worthy. Another objective...

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  • Chateau De Sales, Pomerol 2019

    Chateau De Sales, Pomerol 2019

    93 points James Suckling"A combination of floral and earthy character here, with aromas of ripe dark and blue fruit and hints of licorice, nut shell and wet earth. Cigar box, too. Medium-bodied, chewy and lingering with bright, vibrant fruit. It has a...

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