While we normally like to keep it under $20 here at Reverse Wine Snob, I know that many of you take special joy in finding a really great bottle of wine for less than $10. And while there are lots of good red blends in this price range, the best examples, such as the ones below, offer both amazing value and scrumptious combinations of grapes capable of inspiring rabid hordes of fans. To that end let's check out our picks for 10 Great Red Wine Blends Under $10! (Wines are listed in no particular order, click on each wine for the full review and, most importantly, enjoy!)
Your marching orders? Drink this wine! 44% Pinotage, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc from Stellenbosch, South Africa and aged in barrel for 12-14 months!
Snoqualmie Whistle Stop Red
Hop on board the value train! Next up on our list of 10 Great Red Wine Blends Under $10 is the first of three wines from Washington State. This blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon and 32% Merlot comes from the Columbia Valley and was aged an incredible 16 months in French and American oak barrels!
Make like Speedy Gonzales and grab a few bottles of this wine at Costco while you can! 70% Monastrell (Mourvedre), 20% Syrah and 10% Garnacha Tintorera (Alicante Bouschet) from Yecla, Spain.
Confidencial Reserva Tinto
This is a unique one on our list of 10 Great Red Wine Blends Under $10 -- an age-worthy $8 wine (if you're lucky enough to find it at your local Costco)! A field blend of many different varieties, but primarily Touriga Nacional, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tinta Roriz from Lisboa, Portugal.
Another great example of the amazing value to be found in Washington wine for right around $10. 45% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 7% Sangiovese, 6% Petit Verdot, 5% Syrah, 3% Zinfandel and 1% Tempranillo from vineyards throughout the Columbia Valley. It spends 11 months in American oak barrels.
Santa Julia Reserva Mountain Blend
Much more than Malbec, this blend of 70% Malbec and 30% Cabernet Franc from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina spends a delicious 10 months in French oak barrels.
Columbia Crest H3 Les Chevaux Red
This blend of 59% Merlot, 36% Syrah, 4% Viognier and 1% Cabernet Franc from Horse Heaven Hills, Washington is sure to bring home the win! Aged an incredible 17 months in French and American oak barrels.
Soraie Veneto Cecilia Beretta
Next up in our list of 10 Great Red Wine Blends Under $10 is a very nice example of a wine made using the appassimento method, at a bargain basement price thanks to Trader Joe's. 40% Merlot, 30% Corvina, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Croatina from Veneto, Italy.
Portada Winemakers Selection Red
And last up is another wine from Portugal via Costco and at just $5.99 it's one of the least expensive of the bunch! This is a uniquely tasty blend of Tinta Roriz, Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Caladoc, Castelao, Pinot Noir and Touriga Nacional from three estates in Lisboa, Portugal.
And there you have it, 10 Great Red Wine Blends Under $10! Thanks for checking out our picks!