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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 Pacificana® Chardonnay

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3.5

“Complex, Round, Classic”

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2019 Pacificana® Pinot Grigio

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3.9

“Stone Fruit, Easy Drinking, Mineral”

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2019 L’Atelier du Sud® White Blend

 
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“Vibrant, Refreshing, Organic”

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2019 Yé-Yé White Blend

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3.8

“Bright, Crisp, Aromatic”

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2019 Rosa Obscura Red Blend

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3.8

“Red Fruit, Bold, Luscious”

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2018 Cowtown® White Blend

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3.6

“Ripe Fruit, Easy Drinking, Friendly”

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2019 #TBT® Chardonnay

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3.7

“Bright, Quaffable, Crowd Pleaser”

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2019 Loves Me Not® Red Blend

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3.2

“Red Fruit, Friendly, Sweet”

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2020 Cape Route Chenin Blanc

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3.7

“Citrus, Bright, Tropical”

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NV Déclassé® White Blend

 
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“Citrus, Crisp, Interesting”

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2018 Tres Chic Rosé

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4

“Bright, Crisp, Easy Drinking”

$22.99 Regular Price$19.99 Members
2019 Copycat® Chardonnay

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3.9

“Juicy, Easy Drinking, Crowd Pleaser”

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2019 Cowtown® Cabernet Sauvignon

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3.5

“Red Fruit, Velvety, Crowd Pleaser”

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2019 Funk Zone® White Blend

 
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“Bright, Easy Drinking, Flavorful”

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2019 Franchement Cabernet Franc

 
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“Dark Fruit, Velvety, Modern”

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2017 Outlandish Syrah

 
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“Earthy, Soft, Experimental”

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2017 Menagerie Viognier

 
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“Aromatic, Refreshing, Silky”

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2019 Scarpetta Prosecco

 
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“Vibrant, Bubbly, Effervescent”

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2019 Scarpetta Frico Bianco White Blend

 
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“Citrus, Light, Crisp”

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2019 Scarpetta Barbera

 
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“Brambly, Easy Drinking, Food Friendly”

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NV Le Grand Courtâge Sparkling Rosé

 
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“Fruit Forward, Bubbly, Effervescent”

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NV Le Grand Courtâge Sparkling White Blend

 
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“Complex, Bubbly, Crowd Pleaser”

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2019 Wall of Sound Red Blend

 
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“Red Fruit, Bold, Luscious”

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2018 Matchlock® Cabernet Sauvignon

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4.2

“Dark Fruit, Elegant, Classic”

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2019 Keep It Chill Chillable Red

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3.6

“Bright Fruit, Easy Drinking, Friendly”

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2019 Prismus® Pinot Grigio

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3.9

“Bright, Crisp, Easy Drinking”

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2019 Far + Wide Touriga Nacional

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3.9

“Red Fruit, Silky, Portuguese”

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2020 Outer Sounds® Sauvignon Blanc

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“Aromatic, Refreshing, Tropical”

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2018 Baby G Grenache

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3.8

“Red Fruit, Friendly, Single Vineyard”

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2018 Porter & Plot® Cabernet Franc

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4.2

“Complex, Textured, Bold”

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2019 Far + Wide Zweigelt

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3.7

“Dark Fruit, Easy Drinking, Exotic”

$21.99 Regular Price$16.99 Members
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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2019 Sapore Locale Nero d'Avola

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3.7

“Juicy, Tart, Exotic”

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2019 Far + Wide Frappato

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3.8

“Red Fruit, Easy Drinking, Geeky”

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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