About Red Sangria

About Red Sangria
Red Sangria is a beverage made with red wine and fruit juice. Most commonly associated with Spain, red Sangria is the most typical style of Sangria; there is also a white version.

As Sangria is associated with Spain, many recipes call for a young red Rioja as the wine of choice. However, any light to medium-bodied red with forward fruit and light tannins (such as a Gamay or inexpensive Pinot Noir or blended red) can be used. The wine is mixed with orange and red grape juice as well as small bits of fresh lemons, oranges and apples. It is usually served in a pitcher and serves as a great thirst quencher on a hot summer's day.

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Barefoot NV Sangria California
90 points
$6.99
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Dark violet color. Spicy, tropical aromas of brown spices, tropical fruit salad, and cherry soda with a soft, bright, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, long fruit punch and orange sherbet finish. A delicious, well made sangria that rivals a homemade one.
Awards: Best Value Sangria
90 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Sangria California
90 points
$6.99
Bright ruby color. Smoky, fruity aromas of grilled berries, pencil eraser, boysenberry jam on toast, and baking spices with a satiny, vibrant, sweet medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-length finish with moderate oak flavor. A delicious and nuanced sangria with a smoky edge.
90 points $6.99
Velata NV Premium Sangria
90 points
$9.99
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Bright dark ruby color. Spicy aromas and flavors of cinnamon, ripe raspberry, candied ginger, eucalyptus, and orange zest with a satiny, vibrant, moderately sweet medium body and a graceful, complex, medium-long finish with crunchy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A great bottled sangria; balanced, spicy, pure, with a great kiss of chewy tannins; a resounding YES from the panel.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Twirl NV Sangria California
89 points
$13.95
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Dark ruby color. Vinous aromas of cherry, graphite, pomegranate, and apple jacks with a satiny, vibrant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, carefree mixed melons, candied orange peel, fruit salad, and aromatic bitters finish with light oak flavor. A wine-centric, food-friendly red sangria for tapas night.
Awards: Exceptional Value
89 points $13.95 Best Buy
Viva La Fruita NV La Fruta Sangria California
89 points
$15.95
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Light ruby-garnet color. Herbal aromas and flavors of tropical fruit punch, pine, eucalyptus, and black cassis with a satiny, lively, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish that shows notes of pineapple, sliced oranges, and dried cherries with a suggestion of oak flavor. A cheerful sangria with an herbal edge.
89 points $15.95 Best Buy
Glunz Wines NV De La Costa Red Sangria Paso Robles
88 points
$12
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Dusty garnet color. Candied aromas and flavors of lime aid, candied lavender, and orange and fruit punch sodas with a soft, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a graceful, relaxed finish with accents of floral waters, spiced berry relish, and honeyed apples. A tasty sangria with nice fruit an spice character.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Sol de Ibiza NV Red Sangria
87 points
$11.99
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Garnet black color. Spicy, attractive aromas and flavors of horchata and spiced cranberries and nuts with a supple, bright, moderately sweet medium body and a polished, medium finish displaying touches of fruit punch with ginger ale, spiced apples and oranges and melons with no oak flavor. A fun lively sangria that goes down easy.
87 points $11.99 Best Buy
Black Box NV Red Sangria
86 points
$6.25
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Dusty garnet color. Tropical, sweet aromas and flavors of concord grapes, banana taffy, aromatic bitters, vanilla cream, and peach-pineapple pie with a soft, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, crisp finish with accents of tangerine. A fun n’ fruity sangria to drink now.
86 points $6.25 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Sangria California
86 points
$6.99
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Violet color. Sweet, confected aromas of cherry jell-o, mixed berry cooler, citrus zest, and wedding cake with a round, vibrant, sweet medium body and a warming, interesting, breezy pomegranate gummies, red and black cassis, and dr. pepper finish. A super-fruity, berry-packed sangria that drinks like an adult juice box.
86 points $6.99 Best Buy
Capriccio NV Sangria
85 points
$7.99
Hazy siam color. Aromas and flavors of cherry-strawberry punch, lime cordial, and grapefruit zest with a lightly tannic, crisp, spritzy, moderately sweet medium body and an effortless, rapid finish conveying overtones of mulling spices and minerals. A simply fun sangria with bright citrus notes highlighting juicy berry flavors.
85 points $7.99