5 Red Wines for Winter Sipping

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Sit by the fire, enjoy some music and sip these great red wines for winter!

Sextant Wheelhouse Zinfandel, Paso Robles, CA

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Aromas of herbs, cedar and earth. Tastes of black currant and dark coffee. Slightly acidic with a smooth velvety spice finish.

Purchase: $24.00 at Sextant Wines or from your favorite U.S. wine store.

 Line Shack Cabernet Sauvignon, San Antonio Valley, Monterey, CA

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Aromas of leather, vanilla and mocha. Tastes of dark cherry, plums and currants. Mild tannins and a long finish. Barrel aged in 20% new French oak for 9 months.

Purchase: $19.00 at Line Shack or from your favorite U.S. wine store.

1000 Stories Gold Rush Bourbon Red Blend, Mendocino, CA

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Crafted in small lots in new and used bourbon barrels enhances the flavors and aromas of this wine. A blend of Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Sirah, this bold wine is fruit forward with tastes of lush berry, cherry and a kick of toast and bourbon.

Purchase: $19.00 at 1000 Stories or from your favorite U.S. wine store.

Oak Ridge Petite Sirah, Lodi, CA

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Aromas of fig, fruity jam and dark cherry. Tastes of berry, vanilla and spice with a long chocolate cocoa finish.

Purchase: $15.00 at Oak Ridge or from your favorite wine store.

Troublemaker Red Blend, Paso Robles, CA

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A powerful combination of Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Mourvedre and Zinfandel create aromas of smoke, tobacco and chocolate. Tastes of smoked paprika, cherry, plum and dark chocolate burst in the mouth with a lingering, smooth spicy finish. See our review of this wine.

Purchase: $18.00 at Hope Family Wines or from your favorite wine store.

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