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Are you a red wine lover? You should check out this list of red wine varietals, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Choosing the best red wine varieties depends a lot on personal preference. Some of the best types of red wine are full-bodied and smokey, while other good red wines are more fragrant and fruity. And really great kinds of red wine come from all over the world, even surprising places like New Zealand!

What are some of the good red wine types you should try? Cabernet sauvignon is a delicious red wine that typically ages in oak. It is considered best when paired with red meat. Merlot, on the other hand, is delicious when paired with almost any food,. It's a great red wine for new wine drinkers.

Pinot noir has a fruity taste that is light and refreshing. Other options you'll find on this top red wine varietals list include zinfandel, sangiovese and malbec.

Which red wine variety deserves the top spot? Help us decide by voting up the best types, and get in on the conversation in the comments section.
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Cabernet Sauvignon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals

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Pinot Noir is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals

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Merlot is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals

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Montepulciano is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals

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Shiraz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals

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Malbec is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals

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Sangiovese is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals

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Zinfandel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals

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Tempranillo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals

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Nero d'Avola is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals

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Dornfelder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals
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Grenache is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals

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Barbera is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals

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Cabernet Franc is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals

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Pinot meunier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals
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Nebbiolo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals

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St. Laurent is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals
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Trollinger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals
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Blauer Portugieser is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals
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Domina is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals
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Durif is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals

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Acolon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals
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Mourvèdre is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals
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Corvina is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals

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Regent is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals
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Blaufränkisch is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals
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Pinotage is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals

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Lambrusco is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals

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Rondinella is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals

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Ruby Cabernet is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals

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Carignan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals

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Freisa is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Red Wine Varietals