50 Great-Tasting Red Wines Under $20
While expensive wine can be amazing, great wine does not have to cost a lot of money. This roundup of 50 delicious red wines under $20 is based on professional reviews and competition results, as well as insider knowledge, to ensure that each and every bottle is a great value. Most are widely distributed across the country, although prices and availability vary by state. (No vintages are specified, because these inexpensive wines are generally made in a consistent style that should satisfy drinkers year after year.)
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From producer Tasca d'Almerita in Sicily, this wine is one of many bottles proving that the Italian island is home to some of the very best wine values worldwide. The bright juicy wine is medium-bodied with considerable cherry and raspberry flavors. A long finish highlights the silky texture.
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Petite sirah is a variety of grape that makes intense wines with a deep concentration of ripe plums and berry flavors along with considerable spice. This California version does not disappoint, offering all the typical flavors in an inexpensive bottle.
Wines from the Rhône region in central France are known for being easy drinking and pairing well with a variety of foods. This one is a medium-bodied wine with juicy red fruit flavors, undertones of cinnamon, and a balanced, dry finish.
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This malbec from Mendoza, Argentina, retains all the bold and concentrated flavors of malbec, such as plum, chocolate, and coffee. The body is more medium than full, making it an easy, all-purpose wine for pleasing a crowd and accompanying a variety of foods.
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