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

De La Costa NV Red Sangria California
87 points
$6
Best Buy
Brilliant dark ruby color. Aromas of raspberry coffee cake, sugared orange peel, cherry cola, and baking spices with a satiny, vibrant, sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length hints of milk chocolate, candied ginger, spiced berry compote, and salted lime finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A tasty Sangria that delivers toasty oak, juicy berry flavors and the citrusy-spice profile you crave.
87 points $6 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Sangria California
85 points
$6.99
Garnet black color. Aromas of raspberry candies, hints of baking spices, ripe oranges, and sweet tea with a lightly tannic, vibrant, petillant, fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, interesting, medium-length ripe apple, bananas, and pears finish with moderate oak flavor. A fresh and fruity sangria; party in a bottle.
85 points $6.99
El Paseo NV Red Sangria Wine Cocktail American
85 points
$9
Brick red color. Aromas and flavors of grapefruit, blood orange, cherry cola, and vinyl and pool water with a medium body and a medium finish revealing impressions of strawberry kool-aid, orange peel, and baking spices. Serve with a chill and crush a pitcher or two with friends poolside.
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
Oak Leaf NV Sangria American
84 points
$3
Best Buy
Siam color. Aromas of orange peel and cinnamon with a slightly chewy, lively, sweet light-to-medium body and an even, brisk spiced berry jam and orange dreamsicle finish. A citrusy Sangria for cocktails in a pinch.
84 points $3 Best Buy
VAYCAY NV Red Sangria Spain
84 points
$18.99
Siam color. Aromas and flavors of lanolin, cranberry, strawberries, geranium, and cinnamon-orange tisane with a satiny, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a seamless, brisk finish with no oak flavor. A light and not-too-sweet Sangria to serve with a good chill.
84 points $18.99
Mija NV Red Sangria New York State
84 points
$10
Murky dull burnt sienna color. Aromas and flavors of orange juice, hints of pomegranate, and orange liqueur with a satiny, vibrant, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a seamless, breezy finish displaying overtones of hints of candied beets and grape jam with no oak flavor. A bouncing berry Sangria to serve on ice with good company.
Beso Del Sol NV Red Sangria Spain
84 points
$11
Dusty violet color. Herbal aromas and flavors of bay leaf, spiced blackberry jam, and orange sherbet with a supple, soft, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a sleek, brisk finish evoking accents of tarragon with no oak flavor. A zesty, crushable Sangria for simple party refreshers.
Stone Hill NV Sangria Hermann
83 points
$12
Brick red color. Aromas and flavors of brown spices, orange and lime juice, floral honey, and banana with a supple, bright, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length finish manifesting notes of spiced cherries and pears and marzipan. A nice well balanced sangria with natural flavors and tingling spiciness.
Black Box NV Red Sangria N/A
82 points
$19.98
Burnt sienna color. Aromas of sweet cinnamon candy, cola, and cardamom with a supple, bright, very sweet medium-to-full body and a seamless, breezy yogurt, caramel, and cherry-menthol finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A simple Kalimotxo-like Sangria for effortless sipping.
82 points $19.98