Find the wine that suits you best!

Do you prefer sweeter wines? Not sure if a chardonnay or a syrah is the way to go? Check out this helpful break down of sweet to dry in reds and whites.


 

Reds:

Mild/Sweet

Pinot Noir: this wine tends to have a light to medium body with an aroma like black or red cherry, raspberry and various other small red and black berry fruits.

Merlot: There are many different sides to this wine—i) soft, fruity, and smooth II) fruity with more tannic structure III) brawny, highly tannic. The tannins can continue to develop in this wine the longer it is kept in the bottle.

Shiraz/Syrah: There is not a distinct aroma, though subtle hints of blackberry and pepper can be noticed. As this wine sets, over the decade savory notes like leather and truffle surface.

Strong/Dry
Cabernet Sauvignon: Bold with high tannin content, with some oaky influence and high levels of alcohol. It mellows as it ages, allowing it to be paired with more food.


Whites:

Mild/Sweet
Pinot Grigio: Light-bodied, light in color and can sometimes be crisp and acidic.
Riesling: Flowery notes with high acidity. It is used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling white wines. Riesling wines are usually not used in blends and are very rarely oaked.

Strong/Dry

Sauvignon Blanc: Depending on the climate, the flavor can range from grassy to tropical. Usually consumed young, this wine does not really benefit from aging.

Chardonnay: The variety itself is very neutral, with many of the flavors being derived from various influences like geographical elements and oak. It ranges from lean and crisp to oak and tropical fruit flavors

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Vintage Specific Wine v. Non-Vintage Wine

Have you ever been searching through our incredible selection of wine and been confused by why some wines have a vintage and some do not? Well don’t worry, GetWineOnline is here to clear up the basics.

 

Non-vintage:

Non-vintage wines are pretty straight forward, they tell you what they are—not from a particular year. What they are is a blend of a few grapes from various different years. To be considered a vintage, the grapes used must come from at least 95% of the same year. But don’t be put off by this, lots of wines are non-vintage and fantastic! For instance, Gallo Family Vineyards Pinot Grigio has a crisp and refreshing taste (only $5.99, might I add). Cupcake Vineyards Malbec is another non-vintage wine that will never disappoint (on sale for $11.11)!

 

Vintage Specific:

One of the biggest questions is: “what is a vintage?” It’s very simple, it is just the year the grapes were picked. You may also wonder if the wine varies from year-to-year and the answer is yes. It all depends on how the weather in that region was that year. For instance, Syrahs will be better if the year they are harvested is dry and sunny, opposed to Sauvignon Blanc responds better to cooler, damper conditions. Our website is filled with wines from various years and with our great selection, you are bound to find a year that speaks to you!