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

Barefoot NV Sangria California
90 points
$6.99
Best Buy
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 with no oak flavor. A delicious, well-made Sangria that rivals homemade.
90 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Sangria California
90 points
$6.99
Best Buy
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 smooth, nuanced, 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
Barefoot NV Sangria California
89 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Medium ruby color. Aromas of red cherry, blood orange, clove, allspice, and nutmeg with a supple, crisp, spritzy, sweet light body and an effortless, amusing, medium-length black raspberry and clementine finish with no oak flavor. A well balanced sangria, that is for fun on a summer day.
89 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Sangria California
89 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Medium ruby color. Aromas and flavors of red cherry, blood orange, clove, allspice, and nutmeg with a supple, crisp, spritzy, sweet light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with overtones of black raspberry and clementine with no oak flavor. A well balanced Sangria for summer fun.
89 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Sangria California
89 points
$6.99
Medium ruby color. Aromas of red cherry, blood orange, clove, allspice, and nutmeg with a supple, crisp, spritzy, sweet light body and a sleek, interesting, medium-length black raspberry and clementine finish with no oak flavor. A well balanced sangria, that is for fun on a summer day.
89 points $6.99
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
FUN WINE NV Sangria European Union
85 points
$5
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Siam color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of ripe valencia orange, hibiscus tea, cinnamon candies, and berry cobbler with a supple, crisp, spritzy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of bay. An absolutely crushable Sangria for parties; light and easy to love.
85 points $5 Best Buy