Bold Reds

For a full bodied deep red try some of these varietals. Cabernet Sauvignon is known as the king of grapes. They pair well with red meats of all varieties. Shiraz is also a very well known varietal and Malbec has become very popular over the last few years. For something a little different try Italy's Amarone.

Enter the name for this tabbed section: Amarone
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Cellar Craft Sterling Amarone
A robust wine with an earthy aroma backed by notes of spice and vanilla. Flavours of black cherry, figs, and oak, firm tannins, and well-rounded mouth feel and lingering finish. This wine can be sipped or can take on your most robust foods like game, sticky ribs, rich pasta, or blue cheese.
Ready in: 7-8 weeks
Aging: 4-6 months
Body: full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alcohol: 12.5%
Cost: $$$$$$ FN
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Atmosphere Italian Amarone Style
Dried fruit and sweet spice, with bold flavours of dried berries, hints of anise and spice. Robust pastas, braised meats and hearty beef stews pair well with this smooth wine. Includes premium Hungarian oak.
Ready in: 7-8 weeks
Aging: 4-6 months
Body: full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alcohol: 14%
Cost: $$$$$$ FN

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Selection™ Italian Amarone Style
Winexpert's Selection Italian Amarone with Grape Skins is an intense, complex wine, with a wide array of flavours and aromas. Deep, nearly opaque red, this heavyweight exudes aromas of sour cherries, dark chocolate, stewed plums, dried fruits, anise, raisins, bitter almond, tobacco, leather and molasses, and has a spicy-earthy bittersweet finish that goes on and on, from the huge volume of tannins.

Pair with grilled beef, strong dry cheeses (Parmigiano Reggiano or Asiago), pasta with meat-based tomato sauces, antipasto, veal or roast pork. The gripping tannin in this wine also makes it a natural for other red meats and game, and the fruit lifts up well herbed or spiced dishes.
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Aging: 6-8 months
Body: medium-full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Cost: $$$$$$ FN
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Cellar Craft Showcase Amarone
The wine is full-bodied, deep garnet colour and richly dry. Notes of plum, sour cherry, raspberry and vanilla gradually marry with anise, bitter chocolate, coffee, tobacco, leather and fig tones that develop with age. Long, lingering finish.
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Aging: 6-8 months
Body: full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alcohol: 14%
Cost: $$$$$$ FN
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Cabernet Sauvignon
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California Connoisseur Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep ruby colour with a black currant and cedar nose. A full bodied wine having a tannic character when young. Capable of long aging.
Ready in: 5 weeks
Recommended Aging: 1-2 months
Body: light
Oak: none
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alcohol: 11.5%
Cost: $$$$$$ FN

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KenRidge Classic Cabernet Sauvignon
An easy drinking, deeply coloured red packed with juicy black currant fruit aromas. Hints of cassis and spice accented with underlying tones of oak on the palate. A great wine to match with a lengthy red meat fondue dinner. Includes premium American oak.
Ready in: 5-6 weeks
Aging: 1-2 months
Body: medium
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alcohol: 12%
Cost: $$$$$$ FN

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Cheeky Monkey South African Cabernet Sauvignon
THIS WINE WILL AWAKEN YOUR INNER SPIRIT! With a deep red colour and aromas of strawberry jam, leather and plum your soul will be singing. The ATTITUDE becomes evident when you taste and experience full blueberry, strawberry and black cherry flavours before it finishes soft and easy. Ideal food pairings are tomato based pastas and red meats or while nibbling 3-6 year old cheddar.
Ready in: 5-6 weeks
Aging: 1-2 months
Body: medium-full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alcohol: 12.5%
Cost: $$$$$$ FN

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Legacy Cabernet Sauvignon
This classic and robust red variety produces an aromatic, deep ruby red wine with bouquet and flavours of black currant, spice and plum. Impress your guests with beef tenderloin or lamb matched with this traditional varietal.
Ready in: 7-8 weeks
Aging: 2-3 months
Body: medium
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alcohol 13%
Cost: $$$$$$ FN

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Cellar Craft Sterling Cabernet Sauvignon
This California Cab delivers a characteristically firm-tannin wine with loads of black fruit character made more interesting by the vanilla notes from the oak. The aromatics suggest blackberry and black currant. Flavour is centered around red and black currants which remain evident through the nice finish. This is a wine to serve with beef and lamb.
Ready in: 7-8 weeks
Aging: 4-6 months
Body: full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alcohol: 12.5%
Cost: $$$$$$ FN
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Atmosphere Australian Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep ruby colour with black currant, eucalyptus and cedar nose. A rich, full-bodied wine with silky tannins, ripe black fruit and oak. Excellent with wild game, steaks and roast beef. Also great with full flavoured pastas and aged firm cheeses.
Ready in: 7-8 weeks
Aging: 4-6 months
Body: full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alcohol: 13.5%
Cost: $$$$$$ FN

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Atmosphere French Cabernet Sauvignon
This small, thick-skinned grape is know as one of the top red wine grape varieties of the world and makes a serious red wine. Dark in colour and rich in tannin, this wine is brimming with blackcurrant and plum flavours. The richness of vanilla and cedarwood are produced with the addition of oak. This is a wine worthy of aging.
Ready in: 7-8 weeks
Aging: 4-6 months
Body: medium
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alcohol: 13%
Cost: $$$$$$ FN

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Selection™ Australian Cabernet Sauvignon
The bold, individualistic style of Australia's winemakers has unleashed the full potential behind the king of red grapes', captured here in our Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. Combines forward fruit flavours of cherry, raspberry and blackcurrant with a tremendous backing of tannin and structure. Rich and polished with a long, layered finish warmly accentuated with oak.
Ready in: 7-8 weeks
Aging: 4-6 months
Body: medium-full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Cost: $$$$$$ FN

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Selection™ California Cabernet Sauvignon
The noble California red grape. Rich in tannis, it produces a deep, full-bodied wine with intense aroma and flavour. A robust wine, perfect with red meat or wild game. Best when aged for several months.
Ready in: 7-8 weeks
Aging: 4-6 months
Body: medium-full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Cost: $$$$$$ FN

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Cellar Craft Showcase Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Dark and rich, with soft, plush tannins and layers of bright berry fruit and spice. Deep blackberry character with raspberry, cherry, cassis, and vanilla. Subtle traces of savoury spice.
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Aging: 6-8 months
Body: full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alcohol: 13.5%
Cost: $$$$$$ FN
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Eclipse Lodi Ranch 11 Cabernet Sauvignon
Oak and tannins, pepper and spice combine to enhance trademark blackcurrant and cherry flavours. Rich fruit and complex structure dazzle from first aroma to long, refined finish.
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Aging: 6-8 months
Body: full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alcohol: 14%
Cost: $$$$$$ FN
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Bold Blends
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Legacy Primo Rosso
Primo Rosso is a full-bodied powerful ruby red wine with incredible depth and complexity. Aromas of cloves, nutmeg, black liquorice and candied fruit and flavours of black cherry and blackberry with hints of spice and warm oak. A perfect complement to all red meats and full flavoured dinners.
Ready in: 7-8 weeks
Recommended Aging: 2-3 months
Body: full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alcohol: 14%
Cost: $$$$$$ FN

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Selection™ Luna Rossa
Bold, robust and intense: Winexpert's 'Big Red' is the largest, most full-bodied red wine ever released! A dark, inviting colour and rich, bold oak-enchanced aromas suggest at what is to come: an abundance of mouth-filling, chewy berry flavours. Luna Rossa is complex, with rich layers of fruit and solid supporting tannins, capped by a long oak finish. A powerful wine matching startling flavours and aromas with elegance and finesse.
Ready in: 7-8 weeks
Aging: 4-6 months
Body: full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Cost: $$$$$$ FN

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Selection™ Enigma
Introducing a bold, enigmatic blend from Selection. Intense fruit aromas and notes of black cherry, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Full bodied with a smooth, round finish.

Food friendly, this wine pairs well with everything from pizza to pasta and is a great match for meats like ribs or chicken with sweet and sticky marinade.
Ready in: 7-8 weeks
Aging: 4-6 months
Body: full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 v1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Cost: $$$$$$ FN

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Cellar Craft Showcase Rosso Fortissimo
A big, full-bodied wine with solid structure and bold fruit notes. Complex cassis, plum and cherry notes balance the bold tannins. Oak contributes toasty vanilla and greater depth in this intense wine.
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Recommended Aging: 6-8 months
Body: full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alcohol: 13.5%
Cost: $$$$$$ FN
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Cellar Craft Showcase California Mystic
A captivating blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Zinfandel that reveals intense fruity aromas on opening. This full bodied red offers rich flavours of black cherry, mocha, spice and vanilla, and closes with a velvety, smooth finish.
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Aging: 6-8 months
Body: full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alcohol: 13%
Cost: $$$$$$ FN
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Eclipse Bravado
Medium ruby colour with inviting aromas of dried fruit and smoky leather notes. The palate is round and full with rich cherry and plum leading to warm vanilla and a hint of spice.
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Aging: 6-8 months
Body: full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alcohol: 14%
Cost: $$$$$$ FN
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Malbec
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Cheeky Monkey Chilean Malbec
THIS VINO IS MUY BUENO! Ruby red wine with smells of cherry jam topped with hints of chocolate - what more could you want? For some Cheeky ATTITUDE the well rounded flavours of cherry and mint mix with structured acidity before a beautiful smooth finish. Meal suggestions include poultry or pork dishes or enjoy alone at slightly cooler than room temperature.
Ready in: 5-6 weeks
Aging: 1-2 months
Body: medium-full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alcohol: 13%
Cost: $$$$$$ FN

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Cellar Craft Sterling Malbec
Plum and raspberry flavours and aroma introduce the wine with chocolate notes. The finish shows fruit and introduces mineral tones against bright acidity. A favourite for barbeque beef and spicy sauces.
Ready in: 7-8 weeks
Recommended Aging: 4-6 months
Body: full
Oak: Yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alcohol: 12%
Cost: $$$$$$ FN
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Atmosphere Argentinean Malbec
A hardy red wine with characteristics of blackberries, licorice and spices on the nose and the palate. Enjoy at release or age for several months. This bold red is a fantastic accompaniment to traditional beef stews and meat lovers pizza.
Ready in: 7-8 weeks
Recommended Aging: 4-6 months
Body: full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alcohol: 12%
Cost: $$$$$$ FN

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Selection™ Argentinean Malbec
Selection Argentine Malbec with grape skins is a medium/full-bodied, dry red wine with firm acidity, rich tannins and generous alcohol levels. Dark, inky purple colour and ripe fruit flavours of plums, black cherry and blackberry give an almost jammy character on the palate. Smoke, earth, leather, wild game, tobacco and white/black pepper along with intriguingly spicy notes make for an interesting medley of aromas and flavours, adding to layers of complexity.

Definitely a wine for red meat, it is adaptable enough to stand up to spicy cuisines, such as Mexican, Cajun, Indian, Thai or Italian, working especially well with barbecue and other hard to pair meat-based dishes.
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Recommended Aging: 6-8 months
Body: medium-full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Cost: $$$$$$ FN
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Cellar Craft Showcase Argentinean Malbec
The definitive star of Argentina. Our Malbec is distinguished by its dark, dense structure, full, rounded mouth-feel, prominent, lush flavours of ripe cherry, black currant and black berry, subtle notes of clove, vanilla and caramel with background suggestions of earthiness. The bright, vibrant edge is beautifully counter-balanced by oak.
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Recommended Aging: 6-8 months
Body: medium-full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alcohol: 13%
Cost: $$$$$$ FN
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Shiraz / Syrah
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KenRidge Classic Shiraz
A full-bodied rich, dark red wine with a spicy-berry bouquet and flavours of plum and blackberry and a bit of black pepper. This bold wine has firm tannins and guests will enjoy this red paired with juicy grilled pepper steaks, London broils or beef tenderloin. Includes premium American oak.
Ready in: 5-6 weeks
Recommended Aging: 1-2 months
Body: medium
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alcohol: 12%
Cost: $$$$$$ FN

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Cheeky Monkey Australian Shiraz
ACE! The BLOKES will love it! Heres a wine your mates will be begging you for! Shiraz is what Aussie wine is all about, BIG & BOLD! Like the Land Down Under its dry and intense with lots of ATTITUDE! Plums, blackberries and currants are complimented by a peppery finish as a result of the addition of toasted oak. This zesty choice serves well with beef tenderloin and grilled pepper steak.
Ready in: 5-6 weeks
Recommended Aging: 1-2 months
Body: medium
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alcohol: 11.5%
Cost: $$$$$$ FN

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Cellar Craft Sterling Syrah
A complex wine which reveals notes of red currant, black pepper, vanilla, and toast -- all wrapped together in a slightly earthy manner. Gentle tannins guide the wine through a nice finish. A great wine for hearty barbecued meats.
Ready in: 7-8 weeks
Recommended Aging: 4-6 months
Body: full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alcohol: 12.5%
Cost: $$$$$$ FN
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Atmosphere Australian Shiraz
Big, dry and intense is the best way to describe this Australian red. The slightly spicy dry wine with white peppery bouquet has intense flavours of black currants, black berries and plums. Grilled pepper steak and beef tenderloin wrapped in bacon are excellent matches for this bold wine. Includes premium American oak.
Ready in: 7-8 weeks
Recommended Aging: 4-6 months
Body: full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alcohol: 13.5%
Cost: $$$$$$ FN

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Selection™ Australian Shiraz
The grape that was made for Down Under - its hot climate perfec for bringing out the best traits in this popular grape varietal. Australian Shiraz is seductively delicious, with startlingly rich, ripe aromas that deliver right through to the full zesty finish. Amazingly, the style allows for polished tannins early, so the young wine is not rough or harsh. The aged version retains the core fruit flavours of plums, cherries and blackberries, but gains extra polish. Pair this Shiraz with flavourful meals!
Ready in: 7-8 weeks
Aging: 4-6 months
Body: medium-full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Cost: $$$$$$ FN

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Cellar Craft Showcase Australian Shiraz
The wine shows a deep, crimson colour with purple undertones. The up-front aromatics reflect the typical dark fruit notes of blackberry, cherry, and plum, complimented by restrained black pepper which should become more pronounced with age. In the background are subtle layers of toast and vanilla from the oak. The aromas continue to the palate creating a soft, rounded expression of the fruits, spice, and oak. Tannins are in gentle harmony with the overall impression and create a well defined, yet delicate frame for the wine. This Shiraz should be a very good match for a wide range of foods - steak, braised lamb shanks, pizza, chili con carne, pasta with tomato-based sauces.
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Recommended Aging: 6-8 months
Body: medium-full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alcohol: 13.5%
Cost: $$$$$$ FN
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Cellar Craft Showcase South African Shiraz
This wine shows heightened layers of blackberry, boysenberry, fig, and plum, followed by notes of cocoa, chocolate, and coffee. It subtly shows the trademark black pepper note common to all Syrah and Shiraz. Oak contributes vanilla and toast while harmonizing the many flavours within the wine. A subtle hint of mineral remains in the background then accompanies the fruit through the long finish. Will pair wonderfully with all of your best red meat meals. Sure to impress your guests.
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Recommended Aging: 6-8 months
Body: full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alcohol: 13.5%
Cost: $$$$$$ FN
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Eclipse Barossa Valley Shiraz
Aromas of robust blackberry, peppercorns and smoked meat. Full-bodied yet smooth with big, dark, peppery fruit and plush texture on the palate.
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Recommended Aging: 6-8 months
Body: full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Alcohol: 14.5%
Cost: $$$$$$ FN
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Brunello
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Selection™ Italian Brunello Style
Winexpert's Selection Italian Brunello Style with Grape Skins is a dark-cherry colour with highlights of gorgeous ruby-garnet. Bold, yet supple, the big, smoky-earthy nose of ultra-ripe cherry and currant-like fruit gives way to a hint of tar and cracked black pepper, cedar, whiffs of liquorice, leather, and also plums and black cherries, followed by a richly tannic, long, long finish.

The super concentrated flavours are generous even in youth, but this sensational wine is sensational after six months to a year. Good acidity makes this a very food friendly wine: like many Italian reds, Brunello shines in the company of assertively flavoured foods. Osso buco and veal piccata are splendid accompaniments, as are hard cheeses such as asiago and Pecorino Romano. Its firm backbone of acids and tannins make it work well with rich and spicy foods like Italian sausages or lasagna.
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Recommended Aging: 6-8 months
Body: medium-full
Oak: yes
Sweetness: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Cost: $$$$$$ FN
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