Wines Under $20

Wines under $20

Feb 182012
2010 Garnet Pinot Noir, Carneros, CA, $19 (S) – Rating 89

A super-value Pinot Noir, can be found for $15. Very smooth, easy drinker with balanced acidity and flavors of cherry, raspberry, spice and cola. Ready to drink – not for the cellar. Also a good restaurant choice because of the immediate drinkability.

Feb 182012
2010 Francis Coppola Sofia Rosé , Monterrey County, CA, $19 (S) – Rating 90

A beautiful dry Rosé of 75% Syrah and 25% Grenache. Flavors of strawberry, raspberry, bright cherry and spice with a hint of rhubarb. We paired with grilled salmon and strawberry laced salad  for a delicious meal . Can’t wait to sip and share on the patio during a warm summer afternoon.

Feb 172012
2010 The Climber Red Wine, Clif Family Winery, CA, $14 (S) – Rating 90

An excellent value red wine blend from Clif Family. A rich blend of Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot boasting flavors blackberries, cherries, tobacco box, vanilla and dark spice. Present and well-integrated tannins add to the structure. A bit lower in alcohol that most reds at 13.9%

Feb 142012
2009 Lander-Jenkins Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Spirit Hawk, CA, $15 (S) – Rating 88

One heck of a good value for an every day approachable Cabernet sipper. Very fruit forward, flavors of juicy blackberry and ripe plum with a touch of spice and very soft tannins. Pop it with a steak and your friends will be happy.

Dec 212011
2009 The Crossings Pinot Noir Awatere Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand, $19 (S) – Rating 87

A light-bodied fun and easy drinking Pinot Noir at a good price. A real crowd pleaser at your next party. Soft well integrated flavors of red cherry, blueberry, cranberries with a touch of spice lead to a satisfy medium finish.