First things first, red wine is well…red, but why? Its color can be derived from a vast assortment of grape varietals ranging from grapes that are reddish, deep purple and even a beautiful blue on the color scale. These grapes give rise to a wine that is color classified with such descriptors as garnet, almost black, dark red, light red, ruby red, opaque purple, deep violet, maroon and the list goes on. It is the grape skins that are responsible for the red wine’s distinct color spectrum. The skins are in contact with the grape’s juice during the fermentation process, allowing the dispersion of both color and tannins. The individual wine’s particular red hue depends on the grape type used in the process and the length of time the skin’s pigmentation is in contact with juice. There are right around 50 key red wine varietals that consistently manifest themselves in today’s worldwide wine market.
Please note our list changes throughout the year and selection may vary:
Big Red Pecker – This wine is smooth, dry and rich with hints of black cherries and berries.
Sinfully Red– This is a red Zinfandel with a berry aroma and bold fruit flavors with a spicy, pepper finish.
Secret Stash - This dry red wine is made from the Barbera grape. It is medium body with low tannins. It has the aromas and flavors of red and black berries.
Chambourcin – This port wine has full and fruity aromas, is medium body with hints of cocoa and spices. It pairs well with pork, dark chocolate and chocolate desserts
Middle of the Road – This red wine is a blend of our very own grapes used to make a semi-sweet, full bodied wine with fruity characteristics.
This is a sweet red fun table wine with grapey aromas.
*** Some of the information above is credited to Stacy Slinkard.