The smooth, balanced and subtly complex Chateau Mayne Guyon from Trader Joe's. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon from Blaye Cotes de … [Read more...]
The Best Merlot Under $20 - The Reverse Wine Snob Picks!
The Merlot grape is a bit of an enigma. Simultaneously shunned and adored, it is used in some of the most expensive Bordeaux wines as well as some of the cheapest dollar bottles on the market.
Don't let either reputation scare you away from what this variety has to offer; however, as there are some truly excellent, inexpensive examples for Reverse Wine Snobs to explore. In this listing of the best Merlot under $20 we'll highlight our favorites that truly deliver a lot of bang for the buck.
While Merlot is grown almost as many places as Cabernet Sauvignon, we've generally found some of the best bottles to come from places like Washington, France, California and Italy. Washington, in particular, might be the sweet spot at the moment in terms of delivering value, in fact Washington Merlot (along with Spanish Garnacha) is usually one of our top recommendations when people ask us for the best places to find value.
That said, don't dismiss other regions when seeking out excellent examples of this variety. Even areas such as Argentina and Chile are starting to deliver some fantastic value. We cover all these regions and more in our list of the best Merlot under $20.
Read on for our list of The Best Merlot Under $20!
Why should Napa Valley Cabernet get all the love? Meet the Franciscan Estate Napa Valley Merlot. 97% Merlot and 3% Malbec from Oakville, … [Read more...]
A new wine to add to your Costco shopping list, the Kirkland Signature Columbia Valley Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon. 78% Merlot and 22% … [Read more...]
Bulk Buy! 97% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot from Columbia Valley, Washington. The wine is aged 11 months in 12% new … [Read more...]
An excellent drink me now Bordeaux! The Chateau Maison Blanche Medoc Cru Bourgeois is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon from … [Read more...]
Smooth and silky too... 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington. Aged for 16 months in … [Read more...]