Cozy foods call for cozy wines! In the winter we tend to eat bigger and heavier meals like stews, creamy cheese casseroles, and roasts. So we rounded up some of our favorite reds that will stand up to anything on your winter menu.
Pinots are perfect for cooler weather and we’re recommending The Calling Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley. On the nose, you’ll get bing cherry, cranberry, and a hint of white pepper. On the palate, lush raspberry and strawberry complement vibrant acidity. $36
The La Vielle Ferme Ventoux is a steal for the price! This phenomenal table red is fruity and full-bodied with the perfect amount of tannins, plus aromas of cassis and herbs, as well as plum and blackberry on the palate. $13
The Lapis Luna Zinfandel from the north coast of California is smooth and juicy with a long finish. You’ll taste brighter fruits like plums and blackberries with hints of dark chocolate, pepper, and spices that pair great with a meaty ragu. $16
Make a stop at Bending Branch Winery in Comfort, Texas where they have an impressive organically-focused operation and make wines with their signature grape, Tannat. This red grape is credited for its heart-healthy benefits and which their wine, The Texas Tannat, is named. You’ll taste notes of black cherry, vanilla, tobacco, and a smoky finish. $25
You’ll find a deep garnet hue, bone dryness, and an effervescent stream of bubbles in this red berry-flavored Lini 910 Lambrusco Rosso from Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region. We love popping it open for a savory strata at brunch, an afternoon cheese plate, or with a rich roast. $13