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Light Bodied Wine

Getting Cozy With Light Bodied Wine
What, exactly, is light-bodied wine? It’s all a matter of sensation. When you taste wine, it can feel light-bodied, more like skim milk, or full-bodied, more like whole milk (and there’s 2% for medium-bodied, of course). With milk, it’s the fat that creates the mouthfeel, while with wine it’s alcohol and extract. A lower alcohol wine with less extract will feel lighter in the mouth – thus it’s perceived as ...more
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2019 Wonderful Wine Co.® Malvasia Bianca

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3.6

“Vibrant, Easy Drinking, Crowd Pleaser”

$19.99 Regular Price$17.99 Members
2018 Matchlock® Cabernet Sauvignon

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4.1

“Dark Fruit, Elegant, Classic”

$17.99 Regular Price$15.99 Members
2019 Alma Libre® Cabernet Sauvignon

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3.9

“Complex, Textured, Luscious”

$14.99 Regular Price$12.99 Members
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2019 Far + Wide Grüner Veltliner

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4.1

“Citrus, Bright, Crisp”

$21.99 Regular Price$16.99 Members
2016 Rabble Merlot

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4

“Dark Fruit, Elegant, Single Vineyard”

$22.99 Regular Price$19.99 Members
2019 Capuchon Carignane

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3.7

“Juicy, Velvety, Unique”

$39.99 Regular Price$26.99 Members
2019 Endgame® Chardonnay

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4.1

“Oaky, Elegant, Single Vineyard”

$40.99 Regular Price$27.99 Members
2019 Supercluster® Touriga Nacional

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“Red Fruit, Soft, Single Vineyard”

$28.99 Regular Price$24.99 Members
2018 Light & Space Cabernet Franc

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3.9

“Dark Fruit, Elegant, Single Vineyard”

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2018 Baby G Grenache

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3.2

“Red Fruit, Friendly, Single Vineyard”

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2018 La La Rosé

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3.4

“Bright, Crisp, Crowd Pleaser”

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2019 L’Atelier du Sud® Chardonnay

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“Vibrant, Lean, Organic”

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2019 Far + Wide Zweigelt

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3.7

“Dark Fruit, Easy Drinking, Exotic”

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NV Déclassé® Red Blend

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4.1

“Complex, Bold, Dark”

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2018 Pacificana® Merlot

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3.8

“Smoky, Rich, Oak Aged”

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2018 Akoya® Chardonnay

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3.6

“Perfumed, Rich, Aromatic”

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2018 Pacificana® Pinot Noir

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3.9

“Dark Fruit, Soft, Oak Aged”

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2019 Passarola White Blend

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4

“Aromatic, Easy Drinking, Portuguese”

$15.99 Regular Price$13.99 Members
2019 Pacificana® Rosé

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4

“Red Fruit, Quaffable, Easy Drinking”

$22.99 Regular Price$17.99 Members
2020 Alma Libre® Sauvignon Blanc

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3.9

“Tropical, Easy Drinking, Crowd Pleaser”

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2017 Baseline® Syrah

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4.1

“Complex, Elegant, Premium”

$59.99 Regular Price$39.99 Members
2017 Vingt Dieux Beaujolais

 
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“Juicy, Velvety, Food Friendly”

$54.99 Regular Price$45.99 Members
2017 Vingt Dieux Beaujolais

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4.7

“Complex, Elegant, Geeky”

$59.99 Regular Price$49.99 Members
2019 Prismus® Pinot Grigio

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4

“Bright, Crisp, Easy Drinking”

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2018 Lost Poet Red Blend

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4.1

“Jammy, Easy Drinking, Crowd Pleaser”

$16.99 Regular Price$14.99 Members
2019 Mercana Malbec

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“Dark Fruit, Rich, Food Friendly”

$15.99 Regular Price$13.99 Members

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Light Bodied Wine

Since white wine grapes tend to have fewer sugars, they also tend to be lower in alcohol. This combined with the fact that white grapes are also generally lower in extract than reds means that white wines are more likely to be light-bodied. Sauvignon Blanc, Grüner Veltliner, Pinot Grigio, and Albariño are all grapes that tend towards light body, especially when grown in cooler regions or when picked early. Red wines ...more