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Top Rated Red Wines

The vineyards of Cantina Novelli in Italy

We have tasted some of the lesser known red varietals such as Blaufränkish, Charbono, Dolcetto, Lemberger, Negrette, Pinot Meunier, Petit Verdot and Tannat. Check out our ratings, starting with our highest rated wines.

 

Benessere
2009 Aglianico
Napa Valley, CA
15/20
$40

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La Follette
2010 Pinot Meunier Van der Kamp Vineyard

Sonoma Mountain, CA
15/20
$36

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La Rochelle
2012 Saralee's Vineyard Pinot Meunier
Russian River Valley, CA
15/20
$38

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Martin & Weyrich
2
006 Petit Verdot
Paso Robles, CA
15/20
$30

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Tablas Creek Vineyard
2004 Mourvèdre
Paso Robles, CA
15/20
$35

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Artesana
2011 Tannat

Canelones, Uruguay
14.5/20

$20

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Aveleda
2006 Follies Touriga Nacional

Bairrada, Portugal
14.5/20

$18

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Domaine Chandon
2011 Pinot Meunier
Carneros, CA
14.5/20
$35

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Seghesio
2007 Aglianico
Alexander Valley, CA
14.5/20
$38

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Dingac Vinarija
2008 Postup
Southern Dalmatia, Croatia
14/20
$28

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Dr. Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars
2010 Lemberger
Finger Lakes, New York
14/20
$20

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Joseph Drouhin
2003 Moulin-A-Vent
Beaune, France
14/20
$19

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Kenneth Volk Vineyards
2005 Negrette
San Benito County, CA

14/20

$20

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Quivira Vineyards and Winery

2007 Mourvèdre
Dry Creek Valley, CA

14/20

$32

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Methymnaeos Winery

2010 Dry Red Wine
Lesvos, Greece
14/20

$22

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Rizzi

2009 Dolcetto d'Alba DOC
Piedmont, Italy

14/20

$18

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Summers Estate Wines
2006 Estate Charbono — Villa Andriana Vineyard
Napa Valley, CA
14/20
$28

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Tesoro
2007 Mourvèdre
Temecula Valley, CA
14/20
$34

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Testa Vineyards
2010 Charbono
Mendocino County, CA
14/20
$40

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Valserrano
2008 Mazuelo
Rioja, Spain
14/20
$48

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Altano
2004 Reserva- 75% Touriga Franca, 25% Touriga Nacional
Douro, Portugal
13.5/20
$12

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Château d'Aydie
2008 Madiran
Gascony, France
13.5/20
$15

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Georg Albrecht Schneider
2009 Niersteiner Dornfelder Trocken
Rheinhessen, Germany
13.5/20
$14

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Juris
2011 Sankt Laurent Selection
Neusiedlersee, Austria
13.5/20
$27

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Zantho
2008 Burgenland St. Laurent
Wachau, Austria
13.5/20
$14


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Zantho
2008 Burgenland Blaufränkisch
Wachau, Austria
13.5/20
$14

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Domaine Berthoumieu
2007 Cuvée Charles de Batz
Madiran, France
13/20
$15

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Bodega Medrano-Irazu
2001 Crianza
Rioja Alavesa, Spain
13/20
$15

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Lorenz Vineyards
2010 "Symphony" Dornfelder
Rheinhessen, Germany
13/20
$17

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Pacific Star
1996 Charbono
Mendocino County, CA
13/20

$28

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Zantho
2009 Burgenland Zweigelt
Wachau, Austria
13/20

$14

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