Fall is the perfect time to open a bottle of red wine. Rich berry flavors, strong tannins—these flavors go perfectly with falling temperatures and leaves on the ground. Whether you find yourself enjoying a red that is practically bursting with berry flavors, or you’re more of a fan of a drier, bolder style, there’s something on our list for you.
Apothic Inferno – A wine for whiskey lovers, Apothic Inferno is the brand’s latest release, which is aged for sixty days in whiskey barrels. This time imparts strong oak and tannin flavors that go with the dark berry and spice notes of the wine. ($16.99)
The Federalist Honest Red Blend, 2014 – Perfect for election season, the Honest (Abe) Red Blend mixes Merlot, Zinfandel, and Cabernet Sauvignon for a wine that is big on lush, dark berry flavors with the slightest hint of spice to back them up. ($16.99)
FitVine Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 – A red wine created for those, as you might guess from the title, that want to drink and be healthy. All FitVine wines are “biohacked,” going through secondary malolactic fermentation to lower the pH levels, which produces a cleaner wine with less carbs, less sulfites, higher antioxidants, and no residual sugars. ($15.99)
Hall “Howell Mountain” Cabernet Sauvigon, 2013 – Almost black in color, this red wine is rich with black tea flavor, accentuated by floral notes and juicy plum characteristics. An intense wine through and through, there’s a wonderful long, lingering finish. ($160)
Justin Isosceles, 2013 – A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot, this wine has been Justin Winery’s flagship wine for over twenty-five vintages. Complex, berry flavors are balanced by crispness and acididty for a wine that is good now, or good a little down the line. ($72)
Landmark Vineyards “Overlook” Pinot Noir, 2014 – Pinot Noirs can be hard to get right, but Landmark nails it with this one. Full of cherry, cranberry, and plum flavor, there’s just enough spice on the palate to marry with the tea flavors of the finish. ($25)