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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
  • 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

    91 points Jeb Dunnuck"More rounded and fleshy than the 2017, yet also tannic, the 2018 Vacqueyras has classic notes of red and black fruits, garrigue, and pepper. Based on 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, and the rest Cinsault and Mourvèdre, brought up...

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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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  • Sonoma County Zinfandel

    Carlisle, Zinfandel Sonoma County 2019

    93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate"Medium ruby-purple, the 2019 Zinfandel Sonoma County offers plush red and blue fruit on the nose, with loads of floral perfume. Medium-bodied, the palate explodes with intense, perfumed fruits and a grainy, fresh...

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  • Bordeaux Superieur

    Chateau Pascaud, Bordeaux Superieur 2016

    91 points Wine Enthusiast"This wine is bold and ripe. Black fruits, plenty of acidity and a core that is still developing all promise a fine wine. It needs more time and should be ready from 2022." Vinous Reverie Notes90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc...

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  • Amyndeo Red Wine

    Alpha Estate, SMX Amyndeo 2016

    92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate"The 2016 Estate S.M.X. is a blend of 60% Syrah and 20% each of Xinomavro and Merlot, aged for 18 months in new French barriques. It comes in at 14.2% alcohol. Gorgeously constructed, this has silky texture,...

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  • Dry Creek Zinfandel

    Joseph Jewell, Zinfandel Dry Creek 2018

    93 points Wine Enthusiast"Smoothly integrated, complex and structured, this impressive wine is dry, leathery and gamy. Brooding blackberry and black-cherry flavors get a boost of complexity in the form of peppery spice: a mix of white pepper, nutmeg and...

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  • Lussac Saint Emilion

    Chateau Lyonnat, Lussac Saint Emilion 2015

    93 points James Suckling"Full body, with chocolate, walnut and spice character. Round and lightly chewy tannins. Fresh finish.” 91 points Wine Enthusiast"Consultant Hubert de Bouärd has given this wine a velvey texture as well as rich wood...

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  • North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon

    Fortress, Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast 2018

    93 points Wine Enthusiast"Showing excellent depth and impressive concentration, this full-bodied and well balanced wine impresses with focused black-fruit flavors, a creamy texture and beautifully integrated tannin's that afford a velvety mouthfeel...

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  • Pauillac

    Chateau Pibran, Pauillac 2016

    94 points James Suckling"This is a vivacious and very attractive, ripe Pauillac with aromas of ripe red plums, cherries and blackberries on offer. The palate has a plush, refined and suave array of very attractive, fine but dense tannins and the rich...

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  • Priorat Red Wine

    Alvaro Palacios, Camins del Priorat 2019

    94 points James Suckling"Gorgeous, bright fruit with raspberries, black cherries and lavender with some schist. It’s medium-bodied with very polished and integrated tannins that go on and on." 92 points Vinous"Shimmering violet. Vibrant...

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  • Super Tuscan

    Castello Romitorio, RomiToro Toscana 2018

    93+ points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate"The previous vintage of this wine carried the name Il Toro, but the wine has been renamed with this vintage. In archaic Italian, the name RomiTorò translates as Romitorio. The Castello Romitorio 2018...

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  • Manchuela Bobal

    Bodegas Ponce, Clos Lojen Bobal 2019

    92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate"The entry-level Bobal 2019 Clos Lojen mixes grapes from two villages, Villanueva de la Jara and Iniesta. The grapes fermented with full clusters in 4,500-liter oak vats and matured in 10,000- and 15,000-liter oak...

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  • Manchuela Monastrell

    Bodegas Ponce, Depaula Monastrell 2016

    91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate"Always an incredible value, the 2016 Depaula is pure Monastrell from vines planted at 900-meters altitude. It fermented and aged in 4,500-liter oak vats with full clusters and indigenous yeasts. This is different...

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