Red Wines to Sip this Autumn

Red Wines for Fall Comfort


Fall is a time for nesting. It makes us want to explore red wines in all its enticing forms from the comfort of our own homes. Armchair travel with these red wines plucked from diverse regions—they create a survey of some of the major styles we’ll be getting deeper into as the cold weather demands warming, comforting red wines. These excellent recommendations come from sales associates Marcarthur Barallo and Elizabeth Smith, and assistant wine buyer Laura Atbashian.

Brouilly, Laurence & Rémi Dufaître, Dom. de Botheland – 2015 $24.96
This beautiful light-bodied sipper from the southernmost cru Beaujolais appellation shows lots of red fruit and soft earthiness. An added bonus that it’s farmed organically. – MB

Banshee “Mordecai” Proprietary Red Blend – 2014 $21.96
This is a rich, plush California blend that is redolent of black plums, cherries, cassis, mint, dill, pine, and giant red roses. It’s perfect with lamb lollipops, pan-roasted New York strip steak, or aged sharp cheddar cheese. – ES

Rosso Piceno, Tenuta Santori – 2015 $14.96
A lively red wine made from a blend of Sangiovese and Montepulciano. Open this delicious bottle the next time you’re enjoying spaghetti Bolognese. – LA

Matthiasson “Tendu” Red Blend – 2015 $21.96
Winemaker Steve Matthiasson is making exceptional wines in California. We adore his red blend with its cheerful red fruit and moderate alcohol. It’s an ideal wine to share with friends at a picnic. – LA

Ribeira Sacra, Vina Peón – 2014 $18.96
The next time you’re searching for a versatile red wine to pair with tapas, take home this bottle. Made from the Mencía grape, this wine offers dark fruit flavors and mild tannins. It pairs well with vegetables, seafood, poultry, and red meat. – LA