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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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2017 Baseline® Syrah

2017 Baseline® Syrah

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4

“Complex, Elegant, Premium”

$47.99 Regular Price$39.99 Members
2019 Wonderful Wine Co.® Malbec

2019 Wonderful Wine Co.® Malbec

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3.6

“Dark Fruit, Quaffable, Organic”

$19.99 Regular Price$17.99 Members
2019 The Bluffer® Valdiguié

2019 The Bluffer® Valdiguié

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3.8

“Juicy, Quaffable, Silky”

$16.99 Regular Price$14.99 Members
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2018 Baseline® Chardonnay

2018 Baseline® Chardonnay

 
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“Complex, Friendly, Single Vineyard”

$41.99 Regular Price$34.99 Members
2019 Alma Libre® Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 Alma Libre® Cabernet Sauvignon

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3.8

“Complex, Textured, Luscious”

$14.99 Regular Price$12.99 Members
2019 Field Theory® Albariño

2019 Field Theory® Albariño

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4.3

“Bright, Easy Drinking, Single Vineyard”

$25.99 Regular Price$21.99 Members
2019 Wonderful Wine Co.® Malvasia Bianca

2019 Wonderful Wine Co.® Malvasia Bianca

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3.6

“Vibrant, Easy Drinking, Crowd Pleaser”

$19.99 Regular Price$17.99 Members
2019 Mercana Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 Mercana Cabernet Sauvignon

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3.9

“Red Fruit, Velvety, Flavorful”

$15.99 Regular Price$13.99 Members
2019 Mercana Malbec

2019 Mercana Malbec

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“Dark Fruit, Rich, Food Friendly”

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2019 Altre Món Syrah

2019 Altre Món Syrah

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4

“Complex, Velvety, Organic”

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2016 Rabble Merlot

2016 Rabble Merlot

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4.1

“Dark Fruit, Elegant, Single Vineyard”

$22.99 Regular Price$19.99 Members
2019 Vinyasa Gewürztraminer

2019 Vinyasa Gewürztraminer

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3.4

“Aromatic, Friendly, Interesting”

$14.99 Regular Price$12.99 Members
2019 Honey Beast® Viognier

2019 Honey Beast® Viognier

 
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“Subtle, Crisp, Light”

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2019 Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Sauvignon Blanc

2019 Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Sauvignon Blanc

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3.9

“Citrus, Bright, Refreshing”

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2018 Pacificana® Pinot Noir

2018 Pacificana® Pinot Noir

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3.8

“Dark Fruit, Soft, Oak Aged”

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2018 Akoya® Chardonnay

2018 Akoya® Chardonnay

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3.6

“Perfumed, Rich, Aromatic”

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2018 Rosa Obscura Red Blend

2018 Rosa Obscura Red Blend

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4.5

“Jammy, Rich, Food Friendly”

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2018 Big Beat® Red Blend

2018 Big Beat® Red Blend

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3.9

“Ripe Fruit, Silky, Velvety”

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2019 Porter & Plot® Sauvignon Blanc

2019 Porter & Plot® Sauvignon Blanc

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4.1

“Bright Fruit, Light, Crisp”

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2019 Loves Me Not® White Blend

2019 Loves Me Not® White Blend

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3.9

“Juicy, Easy Drinking, Crowd Pleaser”

$14.99 Regular Price$12.99 Members
2018 Pacificana® Merlot

2018 Pacificana® Merlot

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4.1

“Smoky, Rich, Oak Aged”

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2019 Funk Zone® Rosé

2019 Funk Zone® Rosé

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4.1

“Red Fruit, Refreshing, Pretty”

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2019 Capuchon Rosé

2019 Capuchon Rosé

 
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“Bright Fruit, Elegant, Food Friendly”

$18.99 Regular Price$16.99 Members
NV Eplevin Cider

NV Eplevin Cider

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3.4

“Fruity, Easy Drinking, Spritzy”

$17.99 Regular Price$15.99 Members
NV Eplevin Hopped Cider

NV Eplevin Hopped Cider

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3.4

“Aromatic, Tart, Hoppy”

$17.99 Regular Price$15.99 Members
NV Eplevin Gravenstein Cider

NV Eplevin Gravenstein Cider

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3.3

“Vibrant, Friendly, Bubbly”

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2016 Baseline® Syrah

2016 Baseline® Syrah

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4.1

“Complex, Textured, Food Friendly”

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2017 Baseline® Chardonnay

2017 Baseline® Chardonnay

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3.8

“Bright, Elegant, Single Vineyard”

$44.99 Regular Price$27.99 Members
2018 Loves Me Not® White Blend

2018 Loves Me Not® White Blend

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3.2

“Fruity, Round, Sweet”

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2018 Funk Zone® Red Blend

2018 Funk Zone® Red Blend

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3.9

“Complex, Silky, Unique”

$19.99 Regular Price$17.99 Members
2018 Sans Script Syrah

2018 Sans Script Syrah

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4.1

“Juicy, Elegant, Single Vineyard”

$35.99 Regular Price$29.99 Members
2018 Baseline® Pinot Noir

2018 Baseline® Pinot Noir

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4.2

“Complex, Elegant, Single Vineyard”

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2018 Altre Món Red Blend

2018 Altre Món Red Blend

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“Dark Fruit, Robust, Fun”

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2019 Brethren of the Road® Gewürztraminer

2019 Brethren of the Road® Gewürztraminer

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3.8

“Bright, Friendly, Floral”

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2018 Folly of the Beast® Paradise Vineyard Pinot Noir

2018 Folly of the Beast® Paradise Vineyard Pinot Noir

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4.3

“Red Fruit, Silky, Single Vineyard”

$47.99 Regular Price$28.99 Members
2018 Folly of the Beast® John Sebastiano Vineyard Pinot Noir

2018 Folly of the Beast® John Sebastiano Vineyard Pinot Noir

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4.3

“Red Fruit, Silky, Single Vineyard”

$47.99 Regular Price$28.99 Members
2019 Au-Delà® Pinot Gris

2019 Au-Delà® Pinot Gris

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3.9

“Vibrant, Textured, Experimental”

$28.99 Regular Price$24.99 Members
2019 Au-Delà® Malvasia Bianca

2019 Au-Delà® Malvasia Bianca

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3.8

“Aromatic, Bright, Single Vineyard”

$16.99 Regular Price$14.99 Members
NV Golden Child Cider

NV Golden Child Cider

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2.9

“Fruity, Easy Drinking, Low Alcohol”

$17.99 Regular Price$15.99 Members
2018 Lost Poet Red Blend

2018 Lost Poet Red Blend

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4.1

“Jammy, Easy Drinking, Crowd Pleaser”

$16.99 Regular Price$14.99 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