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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® Pinot Noir

2017 Baseline® Pinot Noir

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4.3

“Bright, Elegant, Single Vineyard”

$49.99 Regular Price$41.99 Members
2017 Field Theory® Cabernet Pfeffer

2017 Field Theory® Cabernet Pfeffer

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3.8

“Peppery, Tart, Earthy”

$47.99 Regular Price$39.99 Members
2017 Baseline® Chardonnay

2017 Baseline® Chardonnay

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3.8

“Bright, Elegant, Single Vineyard”

$44.99 Regular Price$37.99 Members
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2018 Rogue Admirals Chardonnay

2018 Rogue Admirals Chardonnay

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3.7

“Vibrant, Round, Mineral”

$14.99 Regular Price$12.99 Members
2018 Funk Zone® Red Blend

2018 Funk Zone® Red Blend

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4

“Complex, Silky, Unique”

$19.99 Regular Price$17.99 Members
2019 Alma Libre® Pinot Noir

2019 Alma Libre® Pinot Noir

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3.7

“Earthy, Light, Savoury”

$14.99 Regular Price$12.99 Members
2018 Sans Script Grenache

2018 Sans Script Grenache

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4.1

“Brambly, Tart, Rustic”

$35.99 Regular Price$29.99 Members
2018 Altre Món Red Blend

2018 Altre Món Red Blend

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4.1

“Dark Fruit, Robust, Fun”

$15.99 Regular Price$13.99 Members
2019 Brethren of the Road® Gewürztraminer

2019 Brethren of the Road® Gewürztraminer

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3.8

“Bright, Friendly, Floral”

$17.99 Regular Price$15.99 Members
2018 Idée Fixe® Red Blend

2018 Idée Fixe® Red Blend

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3.8

“Complex, Tart, Luscious”

$16.99 Regular Price$14.99 Members
2019 Summer Water® Rosé

2019 Summer Water® Rosé

 
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“Vibrant, Refreshing, Easy Drinking”

$19.99 Regular Price$17.99 Members
2018 L’Atelier du Sud® Red Blend

2018 L’Atelier du Sud® Red Blend

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4.1

“Red Fruit, Quaffable, Crowd Pleaser”

$15.99 Regular Price$13.99 Members
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$39.99 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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4.6

“Red Fruit, Silky, Single Vineyard”

$47.99 Regular Price$39.99 Members
2019 Brethren of the Road® Riesling

2019 Brethren of the Road® Riesling

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3.3

“Perfumed, Refreshing, Floral”

$17.99 Regular Price$15.99 Members
2019 Zwicker® White Blend

2019 Zwicker® White Blend

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3.7

“Aromatic, Friendly, Unique”

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

2018 Lost Poet Red Blend

 
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“Jammy, Easy Drinking, Crowd Pleaser”

$16.99 Regular Price$14.99 Members
2018 Vinyasa Chardonnay

2018 Vinyasa Chardonnay

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3.7

“Bright, Quaffable, Low Alcohol”

$14.99 Regular Price$12.99 Members
2018 Pacificana® Merlot

2018 Pacificana® Merlot

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3.8

“Red Fruit, Punchy, Food Friendly”

$14.99 Regular Price$12.99 Members
2016 Vingt Dieux Beaujolais

2016 Vingt Dieux Beaujolais

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3.7

“Complex, Elegant, Geeky”

$41.99 Regular Price$34.99 Members
2016 Baseline® Syrah

2016 Baseline® Syrah

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4.1

“Complex, Textured, Food Friendly”

$47.99 Regular Price$39.99 Members
2016 Capuchon Syrah

2016 Capuchon Syrah

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3.8

“Complex, Elegant, Textured”

$31.99 Regular Price$26.99 Members
2016 Field Theory® Mourvèdre

2016 Field Theory® Mourvèdre

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4

“Brambly, Textured, Rustic”

$44.99 Regular Price$37.99 Members
2016 QTY® Pinot Noir

2016 QTY® Pinot Noir

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4.2

“Complex, Textured, Single Vineyard”

$49.99 Regular Price$41.99 Members
2017 Field Theory® Touriga Nacional

2017 Field Theory® Touriga Nacional

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3.8

“Fruit Forward, Velvety, Textured”

$31.99 Regular Price$26.99 Members
2017 Restless Earth® Grenache

2017 Restless Earth® Grenache

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3.6

“Brambly, Light, Easy Drinking”

$20.99 Regular Price$18.99 Members
2018 Summer Water® Rosé

2018 Summer Water® Rosé

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4

“Juicy, Bright, Fun”

$19.99 Regular Price$17.99 Members
NV WKND® Sparkling White Blend

NV WKND® Sparkling White Blend

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3.7

“Vibrant, Bubbly, Fun”

$15.99 Regular Price$13.99 Members
2018 Pacificana® Chardonnay

2018 Pacificana® Chardonnay

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3.6

“Buttery, Round, Barrel Fermented”

$15.99 Regular Price$13.99 Members
2018 Finke's™ Sparkling Chardonnay

2018 Finke's™ Sparkling Chardonnay

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3.8

“Bright, Bubbly, Fun”

$17.99 Regular Price$15.99 Members
2018 Wonderful Wine Co.® White Blend

2018 Wonderful Wine Co.® White Blend

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3.5

“Tropical, Round, Sweet”

$15.99 Regular Price$13.99 Members
2018 Loves Me Not® Rosé

2018 Loves Me Not® Rosé

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3.3

“Perfumed, Silky, Sweet”

$15.99 Regular Price$13.99 Members
2018 Cocomero® Rosé

2018 Cocomero® Rosé

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3.6

“Juicy, Crisp, Fun”

$16.99 Regular Price$14.99 Members
2018 Keep It Chill Chillable Red

2018 Keep It Chill Chillable Red

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3.7

“Brambly, Tart, Refreshing”

$19.99 Regular Price$17.99 Members
2018 Field Theory® Blaufränkisch

2018 Field Theory® Blaufränkisch

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3.8

“Red Fruit, Silky, Single Vineyard”

$33.99 Regular Price$28.99 Members
2018 Far + Wide Frappato

2018 Far + Wide Frappato

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3.7

“Brambly, Vibrant, Crowd Pleaser”

$15.99 Regular Price$13.99 Members
2018 Far + Wide Grüner Veltliner

2018 Far + Wide Grüner Veltliner

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3.9

“Vibrant, Refreshing, Fun”

$16.99 Regular Price$14.99 Members
2018 Far + Wide Zweigelt

2018 Far + Wide Zweigelt

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3.7

“Subtle, Tart, Fun”

$16.99 Regular Price$14.99 Members
2018 Folly of the Beast® Pinot Noir

2018 Folly of the Beast® Pinot Noir

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4

“Juicy, Easy Drinking, Classic”

$18.99 Regular Price$16.99 Members
2019 Outer Sounds® Sauvignon Blanc

2019 Outer Sounds® Sauvignon Blanc

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4.2

“Aromatic, Refreshing, Tropical”

$16.99 Regular Price$14.99 Members
2018 Lost Poet Red Blend

2018 Lost Poet Red Blend

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4.3

“Jammy, Easy Drinking, Crowd Pleaser”

$16.99 Regular Price$14.99 Members
2018 Les Bobos Grenache

2018 Les Bobos Grenache

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3.9

“Dark Fruit, Quaffable, Geeky”

$15.99 Regular Price$13.99 Members
2018 L’Atelier du Sud® Red Blend

2018 L’Atelier du Sud® Red Blend

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4

“Complex, Elegant, Luscious”

$15.99 Regular Price$13.99 Members
2018 Sans Script Syrah

2018 Sans Script Syrah

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4

“Juicy, Elegant, Single Vineyard”

$35.99 Regular Price$29.99 Members
2018 Summer Water® Bubbly Rosé

2018 Summer Water® Bubbly Rosé

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4.2

“Bright Fruit, Bubbly, Crowd Pleaser”

$25.99 Regular Price$21.99 Members
2019 Ruza® Rosé

2019 Ruza® Rosé

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3.8

“Bright, Easy Drinking, Crowd Pleaser”

$17.99 Regular Price$15.99 Members
2018 Big Beat® Red Blend

2018 Big Beat® Red Blend

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3.9

“Jammy, Silky, Crowd Pleaser”

$14.99 Regular Price$12.99 Members
2018 Sapore Locale Nero d'Avola

2018 Sapore Locale Nero d'Avola

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3.8

“Earthy, Tart, Velvety”

$14.99 Regular Price$12.99 Members
2018 Loves Me Not® White Blend

2018 Loves Me Not® White Blend

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3.1

“Fruity, Round, Sweet”

$15.99 Regular Price$13.99 Members
2018 Porter & Plot® Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Porter & Plot® Cabernet Sauvignon

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4.1

“Dark Fruit, Bold, Premium”

$33.99 Regular Price$28.99 Members
2018 Capuchon Carignane

2018 Capuchon Carignane

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3.9

“Perfumed, Tart, Organic”

$31.99 Regular Price$26.99 Members
2017 Light & Space Cabernet Franc

2017 Light & Space Cabernet Franc

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3.6

“Complex, Round, Geeky”

$26.99 Regular Price$22.99 Members
2018 Field Theory® Albariño

2018 Field Theory® Albariño

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4.1

“Citrus, Vibrant, Single Vineyard”

$25.99 Regular Price$21.99 Members
2017 Wonderful Wine Co.® Red Blend

2017 Wonderful Wine Co.® Red Blend

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2.7

“Brambly, Tart, Sweet”

$14.99 Regular Price$12.99 Members
2018 Alma Libre® Carménère

2018 Alma Libre® Carménère

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3.8

“Peppery, Bold, Earthy”

$14.99 Regular Price$12.99 Members
2018 Mercana Malbec

2018 Mercana Malbec

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3.8

“Fruit Forward, Round, Food Friendly”

$14.99 Regular Price$12.99 Members
2017 The Independent® Chardonnay

2017 The Independent® Chardonnay

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3.8

“Complex, Full, Food Friendly”

$33.99 Regular Price$28.99 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