The Best Malbec Under $20

The Malbec grape offers a fascinating look into the rise and fall and rise again of a grape variety. Originally one of the primary Bordeaux varietals (and still a mainstay in the Cahors region of France), the grape lost favor in France in the 1950s and 60s due to its sensitive nature to things like frost and mildew. Before that happened; however, the variety was introduced into Argentina by a French agriculturist in the 1868. It maintained a relatively non-descript existence there until the 1990s when it exploded in popularity with Argentina now accounting for 75% of the entire world's acreage of this variety.

And while Argentina dominates in this variety, plantings are growing all over the world with lots of good wine being made in California, Washington, Chile and even places like New Zealand and Texas. Read on for our list of The Best Malbec Under $20!

Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec – It’s Good

Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec - It's Good

A top of the line wine from Bodega Trivento lives up to its name. 100% Malbec from Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. The Trivento Golden … [Read more...]

McKinley Springs Horse Heaven Hills Malbec – Eye-Openingly Good

McKinley Springs Horse Heaven Hills Malbec - Eye-Openingly Good

Bring on the Malbec from Washington State! Malbec from Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington. … [Read more...]

Zuccardi Serie A Malbec 2012 – Magna Cum Laude


100% Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina. SRP of $15 and available for as low as $12. Imported by Wine Sellers Ltd. Sample … [Read more...]

Kaiken Terroir Series Corte Malbec Blend 2011 – Release The Kaiken!


  80% Malbec, 12% Bonarda and 8% Petit Verdot from Mendoza, Argentina. The Malbec comes from the Uco Valley, the Bonarda from the … [Read more...]

Kirkland Signature Series Malbec 2011 – Costco’s Top Of The Line Wine


86% Malbec and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendoza, Argentina. Available for $19.99 exclusively at Costco. Sample submitted for … [Read more...]

Menage a Trois Malbec 2012 – Simply Tasty


100% Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. SRP of $14 and available widely for $10. Sample submitted for review. From the bottle: "Sultry, … [Read more...]