2020’s Red Wine Picks Around $20

Recommendations spanning Italy, Spain, South America, Oregon, and of course, Cali!

Wines under $20 and the pandemic – a match made in heaven, right?! I get a lot of requests for wines under $20, or as I like to call them “weeknight wines.” My list changes from time to time, and I’m sharing some current recommendations below. These are wines that I have recently tested myself, as well as with others. You’ll find this selection spanning Italy, Spain, South America, Oregon, and of course, our beloved Cali. These are linked to major retailers for easy ordering, although most should be widely available.

Justin Cabernet Paso Robles

Frescobaldi Terre More dell’Ammiraglia 2017

Locations by Dave Phinney F-6 Red

Primus The Blend 2015

Ritual Casablanca Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Stolpman Vineyards La Cuadrilla 2018

Baron De Ley Rioja Reserve, 2014

Corasado Monastrell 2017

Tinazzi Coravina 2018

Palacios Remondo La Vendimia 2017

Palacios Remondo La Montesa, 2017

Destino Fifth Empire Douro Red, 2015

Renieri Invetro, 2016

Troublemaker Red Blend

Quinta do Crasto Douro Red 2017

Evolution Pinot Noir

Vistamar Cabernet Syrah Gran Reserva, 2017

Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Riserva, 2014

Gundlach Bundschu Mountain Cuvee


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