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.

Top Picks for Red Sangria

Frissé Rosé Frizzante Sangria
88 points
Best Buy
Neon light ruby color. Sweet, confected aromas and flavors of cranberry juice cocktail, sweet lemonade, white grape and strawberry, and cotton candy with a satiny, racy, fruity sweet light body and an effortless, charming, snappy fresh celery and tangerine finish. A light and breezy wine spritzer that is super sessionable.
88 points $10.99 Best Buy
Bodega de San Antonio Sangria
87 points
Best Buy
Bright dark garnet color. Fruity, citrusy, spicy aromas and flavors of spiced orange, lime and berries, dried cherries, and floral honey with a lightly tannic, tangy, medium body and a smooth, relaxed nuts, hint of cedar, candied violet, and kiwi finish. A tasty sangria with a nice blend of wine, spice and fruit flavors.
87 points $15 Best Buy
Bodega de San Antonio Sangria Tradicional
86 points
Best Buy
Bright medium garnet color. Lively, fruity, spicy aromas and flavors of cranberry-orange chutney, lemon-lime soda, peppery spices, and potpourri with an even, vibrant, off-dry medium body and a tingling, intriguing, breezy cherry pits and honeycomb finish. A pleasant, fruity and floral red sangria.
86 points $8 Best Buy
La Catrina Sangria
85 points
Clear dark garnet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of black cherry jam and chocolate strawberry with a supple, bright, off-dry medium body and a breezy black raspberry puree, fruit punch, and hint of spice box finish. A fun, fruity, punch-like sangria for carefree sipping
Awards: 2016 Best Buy Bar Winner – Sangria
85 points $11.99
Sol de Ibiza Sangria
84 points
Dull ruby color. Spicy, fruity aromas and flavors of spiced cherries and berries, baked plum, and hint of rice cake with a lightly tannic, shy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, quick clove and cinnamon, apple skin, and chalk finish. A pleasant, easy-drinking sangria; serve on the rocks.
84 points $14.99
Kirkland Signature Sangria
84 points
Clear light ruby color. Unusual, umami aromas of over steamed rice, cherry pits, berry candle, and floral talc with a lean, shy, dryish thin body and a tingling, short balsa, berry water, and parchment finish.
84 points $6.99
Pepito Sangria Sangria Original
84 points
Garnet color. Bright, spicy, fruity aromas and flavors of brown spices, cherry and raspberry jams, and candied oranges with a supple, crisp, petillant, off-dry body and a smooth, breezy mixed berry powder and candy finish. A pleasant lightly spicy sangria.
Lost Vineyards Classic Sangria
83 points
Dark garnet color. Mild, baked aromas of roasted red berries and nougat with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk spiced apple and citrus finish. A mellow sangria sipper.
83 points $7.99
Lost Vineyards Berry Sangria
83 points
Bright medium dark garnet color. Delicate, fruity aromas and flavors of berry powder drink, cocoa, pixie sticks candy, and children’s aspirin with an even, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, quick cherry candy wrapper and nutshell finish.
83 points $7.99
Lolea No. 1 Red Sangria Frizzante
83 points
Bright medium steely purple color. Delicate, unusual, waxy aromas and flavors of crayon, schmaltz, and cherry scented candle with an even, vibrant, petillant, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, crisp raspberry sorbet, orange soda, delicate spice, and wax paper finish. A fruity, berry soda like sangria.
83 points $14.95