wine/red-full Full Bodied Reds

Full-bodied reds are the deepest, darkest, and boldest of all red wines. The grape skins are thick and full, leading to heavy tannins. Flavors tend to be concentrated and full of depth, ranging anywhere from red and black fruits to olives and earthiness. Most of these wines are aged in oak barrels to help soften the tannins. 

The most popular full-bodied red is Cabernet Sauvignon, and this category also includes varietals such as Malbec, Syrah, and Pinotage. Pair these with a juicy, fatty steak: tannin binds to proteins in our saliva, creating a palate-cleansing effect and making these bold, high-tannin wines the perfect pairing. 

Check out full-bodied reds on Vinebase below!
Monis Cellars
Santa Barbara "VVS" Syrah, 2018

Syrah · Woody, Earthy, and Fruity · Limited wine (300 cases produced) · Santa Barbara, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Cruess
"Rock Smash" GSM Blend, 2018

GSM Blend · Earthy, Fruity, and Spicy · Rare wine (144 cases produced) · Fountaingrove District, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
AJA Vineyards
Malibu Coast Syrah, 2014

Syrah · Woody, Fruity, Earthy, Floral, and Bold · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
AJA Vineyards
Pamela's Selection Syrah, 2012

Syrah · Spicy, Woody, and Fruity · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Other
AJA Vineyards
Malibu Coast Syrah, 2016

Syrah · Earthy and Fruity · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Other
AJA Vineyards
Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, 2017

California-style Cabernet Sauvignon · Fruity, Earthy, Bold, Complex, and Floral · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Hand-harvested
Final Girl Wines
Petit Verdot, 2019

Uncommon Red · Fruity, Bold, and Complex · Rare wine (61 cases produced) · Happy Canyon Of Santa Barbara, California

Noteworthy Topography
Meadowcroft Wines
Speedy Creek Vineyard Sangiovese, 2019

Sangiovese · Fruity and Earthy · Limited wine (209 cases produced) · Knights Valley, Sonoma, California

Unique Climate
Meadowcroft Wines
Speedy Creek Vineyard Zinfandel, 2018

California-style Zinfandel · Fruity, Spicy, and Earthy · Rare wine (160 cases produced) · Knights Valley, Sonoma, California

Notable Viticulture Tec...
Meadowcroft Wines
Nelson Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018

California-style Cabernet Sauvignon · Earthy, Woody, Fruity, and Spicy · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Mendocino County, California

Other
San Rucci Winery
California Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019

California-style Cabernet Sauvignon · Fruity, Earthy, and Fresh · Limited wine (250 cases produced) · California, California

Barrel-aged
Thumbprint Cellars
Lisa's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016

California-style Cabernet Sauvignon · Earthy and Woody · Rare wine (195 cases produced) · Knights Valley, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Thumbprint Cellars
Sonoma County Redacted, 2016

Red Blend · Earthy and Spicy · Limited wine (268 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Other
Saison Winery
Monterey Syrah Reserve, 2017

Northern Rhône-style Syrah · Saline and Smoky · Rare wine (55 cases produced) · Monterey, Monterey, California

Noteworthy Topography
Saison Winery
Regan Vineyard Merlot, 2017

California-style Merlot · Balanced and Fruity · Rare wine (98 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Winery Favorite
Saison Winery
Coast View Vineyard Grenache, 2018

Grenache · Balanced, Fruity, and Mineral · Limited wine (250 cases produced) · Monterey, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Rockets Red Wine
Rockets Red Wines Grenache, 2019

Southern Rhone-style Red · Earthy, Subtle, Fruity, Savory, and Natural · Rare wine (78 cases produced) · Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
AJA Vineyards
"5 Red Blend" Bordeaux-Style Blend, 2018

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Bold, Balanced, Fruity, and Earthy · Rare wine (115 cases produced) · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Uncommon Region
Read Holland Wines
Read Holland Wines Deep End Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Pinot Noir, 2018

Pinot Noir · Fresh, Floral, Balanced, and Mineral · Limited wine (250 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Bee Hunter Wine
Sonoma County GSM Blend, 2015

GSM Blend · Bold, Balanced, Complex, and Savory · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Winery Favorite
Bee Hunter Wine
Syrah Broken Leg Vineyard, 2016

Northern Rhône-style Syrah · Bold, Complex, Gamey, Mineral, and Spicy · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Pinot Noir Docker Hill Vineyard MAGNUM, 2016 (1.5 l)

California Pinot Noir · Bold, Complex, Fruity, Earthy, and Savory · Super rare wine (11 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Bee Hunter Wine
Pinot Noir Angel Camp Vineyard, 2016

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Bold, Complex, Mineral, Savory, and Fresh · Rare wine (175 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Award Winner
ThereAfter Wine Company
ThereAfter Cabernet Sauvignon Escher Vineyard, 2019

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Complex, Subtle, and Fruity · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Hand-harvested
Croma Vera Wines
Red Blend Revelación, 2017

Red Blend · Balanced and Complex · Rare wine (146 cases produced) · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Hand-harvested
Croma Vera Wines
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016

California Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced and Bold · Rare wine (108 cases produced) · Paso Robles Estrella District, Paso Robles, California

Hand-harvested
Caelesta Wines
Paso Robles Red Blend GSM , 2017

Southern Rhone-style Red · Complex, Savory, and Subtle · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Award Winner
Acri Wine Co.
Zinfandel Smith Family Vineyard, 2019

Zinfandel · Balanced · Rare wine (63 cases produced) · Los Angeles, California

High Altitude Vineyard
Avenales Ranch Winery
Petite Sirah, 2016

California Petite Sirah · Balanced, Fruity, and Complex · Rare wine (130 cases produced) · Paso Robles Highlands District, Paso Robles, California

Old Vines
[ess·eff] wines
Teldeschi Vineyard Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, 2017

California Zinfandel · Balanced, Bold, and Earthy · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California

Award Winner
Avenales Ranch Winery
Avenales Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018

California Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Earthy, Smoky, and Complex · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Paso Robles Highlands District, Paso Robles, California

Hand-harvested
Seis Soles Wine Co.
Farrah Lodi Red, 2018

California Syrah · Complex, Balanced, and Smoky · Limited wine (300 cases produced) · Lodi, California

Barrel-aged
Seis Soles Wine Co.
Lodi Gran Reserva, 2018

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Bold, Complex, Earthy, and Oaky · Rare wine (70 cases produced) · Lodi, California

Other
J. Cage Cellars
Cuvée 42 Pinot Noir, 2019

California-style Pinot Noir · Balanced, Bold, and Spicy · Limited wine (700 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Barrel-aged
J. Cage Cellars
El Coro Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2018

California-style Pinot Noir · Spicy, Bold, Fruity, and Balanced · Rare wine (125 cases produced) · Petaluma Gap, Sonoma, California

Barrel-aged
Byron Blatty
Lobo Vineyard Proprietary Red, 2017

California Cabernet Sauvignon · Bold and Complex · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

Organic Farming
Byron Blatty
Los Angeles County Evident, 2018

California Syrah · Bold, Spicy, Complex, Fruity, and Oaky · Rare wine (60 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

Organic Farming
Chaix Wines
Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon · Fruity, Bold, and Complex · Limited wine (484 cases produced) · Rutherford, Napa Valley, California

Noteworthy Topography
Optio Vineyards
LaMar Vineyard Petite Sirah, 2019

California Petite Sirah · Bold and Complex · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Paso Robles Geneseo District, Paso Robles, California

High Altitude Vineyard
Alta Orsa & Orsa Wines
Alta Orsa Hillside Cuvee Estate Bottled - grown, produced, and bottled., 2018

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Balanced, Complex, and Spicy · Rare wine (112 cases produced) · Mendocino County, California

Organic Farming
Optio Vineyards
LaMar Vineyard Tempranillo, 2019

Tempranillo · Herbaceous, Fruity, and Earthy · Rare wine (52 cases produced) · Paso Robles Geneseo District, Paso Robles, California

High Altitude Vineyard
Llamas Family Wines
Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon · Bold and Complex · Limited wine (300 cases produced) · Atlas Peak, Napa Valley, California

Soil That Matters
Lost Toy Cellars
Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 100% Single Vineyard, 2016

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Bold, Fruity, and Mineral · Limited wine (350 cases produced) · Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California

Almost Sold Out
Lepe Cellars
Petit Verdot, 2019

Other Red · Bold, Balanced, Complex, Earthy, and Spicy · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · San Antonio Valley, Monterey, California

Rare Varietal
Cavaletti Vineyards
Ventura County Syrah Arianna, 2018

Northern Rhône-style Syrah · Earthy, Complex, Gamey, Smoky, and Fruity · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Ventura County

Barrel-aged
Lepe Cellars
Syrah, 2019

California Syrah · Balanced, Earthy, Spicy, Savory, and Fresh · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Monterey, Monterey, California

Hand-harvested
Merisi Wines
Diener Ranch Petite Sirah, 2017

California Petite Sirah · Balanced and Complex · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Lake, California

DTC Only
Lepe Cellars
Pinot Noir, 2020

California Pinot Noir · Floral, Fruity, Spicy, Balanced, and Fresh · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, California

Winery Favorite
Acri Wine Co.
Smith Family Vineyard Merlot, 2019

Merlot · Complex, Balanced, Fruity, and Savory · Super rare wine (46 cases produced) · Los Angeles, California

Sustainable Farming
Acri Wine Co.
San Diego Petite Sirah, 2019

California Petite Sirah · Balanced, Bold, Complex, and Savory · Super rare wine (49 cases produced) · San Diego, California

Sustainable Farming
Hertelendy Vineyards
Signature Mountain Blend, 2016

California Red Blend · Bold and Balanced · Limited wine (292 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Award Winner
Hertelendy Vineyards
Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux Blend, 2016

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon · Bold and Complex · Limited wine (562 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Award Winner
Drum Roll Wine
Cabernet Sauvignon Manet, 2017

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced and Smoky · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Columbia Valley, Oregon

Barrel-aged
Koehler Estate Winery
Estate Syrah, 2017

Syrah · Bold, Spicy, and Complex · Limited wine (500 cases produced) · Santa Ynez, California

Soil That Matters
Koehler Estate Winery
Mourvèdre, 2017

Uncommon Red · Bold and Balanced · Limited wine (300 cases produced) · Santa Ynez, California

Rare Varietal
Silas Wines
The Pearl Pinot Noir, 2014

Pinot Noir · Spicy, Bold, and Funky · Limited wine (273 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Winery Favorite
Silas Wines
The Optimist Malbec/Viognier, 2015

Malbec · Floral and Bold · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Oregon

Interesting Winemaking ...
J. Cage Cellars
van der Kamp Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir, 2018

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Balanced and Complex · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma, California

Biodynamic Farming
Canihan Wines
Exuberance Syrah, 2014

California Syrah · Bold and Spicy · Limited wine (423 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Award Winner
Canihan Wines
Exuberance Syrah, 2015

California Syrah · Bold, Gamey, and Spicy · Limited wine (396 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Award Winner
Two Shepherds
Carignan old vine, 2018

Southern Rhone-style Red · Earthy, Balanced, Fresh, Natural, and Bold · Limited wine (525 cases produced) · Mendocino County, California

Hand-harvested
McKahn Family Cellars
Livermore Valley Petite Sirah, 2018

Other Red · Earthy and Spicy · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay, California

Winery Favorite
Drive Wines
Sonoma Coast Syrah, 2019

California Syrah · Balanced and Fruity · Rare wine (199 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Organic Farming
Two Shepherds
Knights Family Vineyard Syrah, 2018

Northern Rhone-style Red · Earthy, Fresh, Herbaceous, and Savory · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Sonoma, California

Hand-harvested
River Lane Vineyard
TimeFrame Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

California Cabernet Sauvignon · Bold and Balanced · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

DTC Only
Faustini Wines
1023 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

California Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced and Complex · Limited wine (236 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Barrel-aged
Faustini Wines
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

California Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Complex, and Bold · Rare wine (182 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Winery Favorite
Faustini Wines
California Malbec, 2017

Malbec · Balanced, Bold, Herbaceous, and Smoky · Rare wine (142 cases produced) · California, California

DTC Only
Grebennikoff Vineyards
Fire Engine Red Merlot, 2018

Merlot · Complex and Bold · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Winery Favorite
Grebennikoff Vineyards
Fire Engine Red Merlot, 2017

Merlot · Bold and Complex · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

DTC Only
Grebennikoff Vineyards
GV Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

Cabernet Sauvignon · Bold and Complex · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

DTC Only
Maison Areion
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Fresh and Subtle · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Award Winner
Crossroads by Rudd
Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Spicy, Earthy, and Fruity · 1555 cases produced · Oakville, Napa Valley, California

Noteworthy Topography
Two Shepherds
Pinot Meunier, 2019

Uncommon Red · Earthy, Balanced, Complex, Natural, and Subtle · Limited wine (225 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Hand-harvested
Alta Orsa & Orsa Wines
Alta Orsa Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, 2018

California Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Mineral, Complex, and Bold · Limited wine (220 cases produced) · Mendocino County, California

High Altitude Vineyard
Meadowcroft Wines
Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018

Cabernet Sauvignon · Bold, Complex, and Earthy · Rare wine (152 cases produced) · Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California

High Altitude Vineyard
District 8
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Bold, Complex, and Fruity · Central Coast, California

Barrel-aged
Thumbprint Cellars
Betsy's Vineyard Syrah, 2017

Southern Rhone-style Red · Complex, Smoky, and Fruity · Knights Valley, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Lawrelin Wine Cellars
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced and Complex · Rare wine (72 cases produced) · Columbia Valley, Oregon

A Place In History
Lawrelin Wine Cellars
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced and Complex · Rare wine (68 cases produced) · Columbia Valley, Oregon

A Place In History
Lawrelin Wine Cellars
Columbia Valley Syrah, 2007

Syrah · Balanced, Complex, and Fruity · Rare wine (74 cases produced) · Columbia Valley, Oregon

A Place In History
Lawrelin Wine Cellars
Columbia Valley Syrah, 2006

Syrah · Balanced, Complex, and Fruity · Super rare wine (43 cases produced) · Columbia Valley, Oregon

A Place In History
Topophilia Wine Company
Valerie's Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2019

California Pinot Noir · Bold, Balanced, and Fruity · Rare wine (62 cases produced) · Carneros, California

DTC Only
District 8
Central Coast Grenache, 2017

Grenache · Fresh, Fruity, Balanced, and Herbaceous · Central Coast, California

Winery Favorite
Matthiasson
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Fruity, Herbaceous, Fresh, and Mineral · 1674 cases produced · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Noteworthy Topography
PWR Wines
Oberti Vineyard Petite Sirah, 2016

California Petite Sirah · Bold, Complex, and Fruity · Rare wine (197 cases produced) · Suisun Valley, California

Barrel-aged
J.C. Winemaker
Everybody Zins, 2018

Zinfandel · Balanced, Earthy, Fruity, Natural, and Fresh · Rare wine (145 cases produced) · Lodi, California

Sustainable Farming
J.C. Winemaker
Everybody Zins, 2017

Zinfandel · Spicy · Rare wine (134 cases produced) · Lodi, California

Sustainable Farming
Lepe Cellars
San Antonio Valley Zinfandel, 2020

California Zinfandel · Floral, Fruity, Earthy, Spicy, and Balanced · Super rare wine (29 cases produced) · San Antonio Valley, Monterey, California

Hand-harvested
Solorio Family Wines
Contra Costa Syrah, 2019

Syrah · Fruity, Spicy, Woody, Balanced, and Oaky · Contra Costa, California

Barrel-aged
SummitVine
SummitVine Ranch Diamant Red Blend Merlot, Cabernet, Franc Petit Verdot, 2017

California Red Blend · Complex, Balanced, and Bold · Rare wine (152 cases produced) · Diamond Mountain District, Napa, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Gonzales Wine Company
Gold Vineyard Malbec, 2020

Malbec · Savory and Balanced · Super rare wine (47 cases produced) · Rogue Valley, Southern Oregon, Oregon

Rare Varietal
Gonzales Wine Company
Rogue Valley Red, Grenache / Syrah Blend, 2010

GSM Blend · Complex and Savory · Rogue Valley, Southern Oregon, Oregon

DTC Only
Gonzales Wine Company
The Revolutionary Petit Verdot, 2020

Uncommon Red · Bold, Complex, and Savory · Rare wine (94 cases produced) · Columbia Valley, Oregon

Rare Varietal
Surcos Wines
Los Carneros Pinot Noir, 2019

Pinot Noir · Balanced, Herbaceous, and Fruity · Rare wine (88 cases produced) · Los Carneros, Napa Valley, California

Almost Sold Out
Surcos Wines
Los Carneros Tempranillo, 2019

Tempranillo · Balanced, Floral, and Fruity · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Los Carneros, Napa Valley, California

Barrel-aged
Surcos Wines
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Complex, and Bold · Rare wine (52 cases produced) · Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, Napa, California

Barrel-aged
Drive Wines
Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, 2019

Zinfandel · Bold, Complex, Balanced, Fruity, and Fresh · Rare wine (111 cases produced) · Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California

Old Vines
Bunter Spring Winery
Spring Zinfandel "Pizza Wine" Red Blend, 2018

Red Blend · Bold and Balanced · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Monterey, Monterey, California

Other
Chaix Wines
Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced · Limited wine (550 cases produced) · Rutherford, Napa Valley, California

Award Winner

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