wine/red Light Bodied Reds

Light-bodied reds are typically produced from grapes with thin skin, lending to a pale color (you can see through them in a glass) and very light tannins. Flavors can range anywhere from fruity to herbaceous to leathery, depending on the varietal, and the wines may be aged in stainless steel, oak, or other vessels. 

The most popular light-bodied red is Pinot Noir, but other examples include Gamay, Dolcetto, and Cinsault. These wines are excellent paired with pork, poultry, spicy and oriental foods, and bloomy rind cheeses. 

Check out light-bodied reds on Vinebase below!
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Meadowcroft Wines
Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, 2020

Pinot Noir · Earthy and Fruity · Limited wine (900 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

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Waits-Mast Family Cellars
Wentzel Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2017

Pinot Noir · Fruity · Rare wine (90 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

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Bee Hunter Wine
Pinot Noir Wiley Vineyard, 2014

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Complex, Earthy, Floral, Herbaceous, and Subtle · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

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Teutonic Wine Company
Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, 2019

Pinot Noir · Fresh and Fruity · Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Timshel Vineyards
Templeton Gap District GSM, 2019

GSM Blend · Fresh, Fruity, Balanced, and Spicy · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Templeton Gap District, Paso Robles, California

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Kivelstadt Cellars
Mendocino KC Labs Syrah, 2020

Syrah · Carbonic, Fruity, and Funky · Limited wine (217 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

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Kivelstadt Cellars
Old Wyves Tale Carignane, 2018

Southern Rhone-style Red · Earthy · Limited wine (233 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

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Drum Roll Wine
Pinot Noir Renoir, 2018

Pinot Noir · Balanced, Fresh, Fruity, and Subtle · Rare wine (113 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Drum Roll Wine
Columbia Valley Drum Roll Red, 2019

Uncommon Red · Balanced, Fresh, and Funky · Limited wine (220 cases produced) · Columbia Valley, Oregon

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Timshel Vineyards
Holmestead Vineyards Grenache, 2019

Grenache · Balanced, Earthy, and Spicy · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Templeton Gap District, Paso Robles, California

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