La Vielle Ferme Rouge, Cotes du Ventoux ($9.99) – A Rhone-styled wine from Provence, this is a little lighter than Cotes-du-Rhone and a good alternative to Pinot Noir.  This is perhaps the perfect red wine for parties.  87 points – Robert Parker!

Alexander Sirech Le Bordeaux, Merlot/Cabernet, France (14.99) – With a blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet, this wine is loaded with rich, bright red-berry fruits.  Also with it’s low tannin levels and price point, this wine is an excellent choice for a ready to drink Bordeaux.  Excellent pairing choice with a hearty cut of steak.

Porcupine Ridge Syrah, Coastal, South Africa ($11.99) – This wine is dark with notes of black cherry, bacon fat, and black pepper.  Reminds me of a baby Hermitage.      88 points – Robert Parker!

Simple Life Pinot Noir, California (12.49) – This wine shows fresh acidity with rich, earthy notes of cherry and wild strawberry.  It’s slight tannin creates a juicy mouth-feel.  Will pair with a large variety of foods.

Villiera “Down to Earth” Touriga Nacional Shiraz, South Africa (12.79) – A fun, but serious  blend of 42% Shiraz, 58% Touriga Nacional, this wine exhibits an explosion of spice and dark berry flavours with a tannin level that caresses the palate.

Fitou Retro, Mont Tauch Winery,  France (12.99) – With  style much like the Rhone region of France, this wine is blended with 45% Carignan, 45% Grenache, and 10% Syrah.  Because of it’s rich and fruity style with distinct notes of wild Mediterranean herbs, this wine will pair well with stews, pasta dishes, and many cheeses.

La Posta “Cocina” Malbec/Syrah/Bonarda, Mendoza, Argentina ($14.99) – Gobs of ripe, dark, delicious fruit, toasty vanilla notes, and ample tannins for a framework.  90 Points – Robert Parker!

Monte Vicor Garnacha, Calatayud, Spain ($11.99) – Red cherry, plum, cedar, and licorice with a lengthy, fresh finish.  Drink with meats and cheeses.

Castle Rock Syrah, Columbia Valley, Washington (12.79) – Medium-Bodied and deep ruby in color.  Offers complex flavors of dark ripe fruits, smoke and black pepper.  Drink with red meat dishes and some pastas.

Goats do Roam Red, South Africa (11.79) – A blend of mostly Syrah (61%), and a small amount Cinsault (16%), and Mourvedre (12%).  This is wine light to medium bodied, with young, juicy red berry flavors.  The berry aromas are layered with subtle spice and smoky notes.

Cono Sur Vision Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley, Chile ($13.99) – Showing red currant, blackberry, smoke, and a hint of pepper, this wine is well-structured with a long finish.  A great value – classic Cabernet and a great steak wine!

Lobster Reef Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand (14.79) – Tasty, but trim and compact, this Pinot offers sleek cranberry and pomegranate flavors, with a crisp, herbal edge.  86 points! – Wine Spectator

These are just ten of the many great red wine values at Colony Wine Market.  Just ask one of our sommeliers for the ones just right for you!