It’s negative two degrees outside, and all you want to do is hibernate inside, watch Netflix, play board games and eat giant bowls of soup. We get it. That’s why we rounded up six warm and toasty vinos that pair perfectly with a roaring fire (and your favorite fuzzy blanket).

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joe dobbes 2014 pinot noir
Joe Dobbes

Joe Dobbes 2014 Pinot Noir

This ultra-smooth sipper features notes of warm red fruit, hibiscus and herbal spice flavors. After every sip, it lingers in your mouth with pleasant tannins and bright acidity. We recommend pairing it with a plate of crudité (or just baby carrots and hummus).

Buy It ($15)

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Toad Hollow

Toad Hollow 2015 Merlot

Because of a very warm harvest, all of the flavors were concentrated in fewer grapes, creating a lush, unusual wine. Brambly blueberries, violet aromas and smokiness make this bottle anything but your grandma’s vino.

Buy It ($17)

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Donati Family Vineyard

Donati Family Vineyard 2014 Claret

Fermented in stainless steel, then aged in oak, this subtle red (part Cabernet Sauvignon, part Merlot) reminds us of candied cherries, vanilla and buttery toast—aka a bunch of our favorite comfort foods. 

Buy It ($16)

steelhead vineyards 2014 north coast red
Steelhead Vineyards

Steelhead Vineyards 2014 North Coast Red

Made from six different varietals, this masterpiece proves that the sum is greater than its parts. It’s highly drinkable but complex (think: cherry, plum, blackberry and toasty oak­—yum). Don’t be surprised if you kill the bottle in under an hour.

Buy It ($15)

mercer horse heaven hills cabernet sauvignon 2014
Mercer Wine

Mercer Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Perfect for sipping while letting a piece of your favorite dark chocolate melt on your tongue. This elixir tastes like ripe blueberries, blackberry jam, cocoa and espresso. Doctor’s orders—it’s good for your heart.

Buy It ($20)

starmont winery vineyards 2015 napa valley cabernet sauvignon
Starmont Winery

Starmont Winery and Vineyards 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Unlike other over-ripe Napa Cabs, this gem is restrained, balanced and approachable. Pair it with your favorite cozy winter soup, or enjoy it solo.

Buy It ($30)

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