A delightfully rich and fruity red blend from Mendoza, the Trivento Amado Sur Malbec Blend.70% Malbec, 20% Bonarda and 10% Syrah … [Read more...]
The Best Red Blends Under $20 - The Reverse Wine Snob Picks!
Some of the best value in wine today comes from inexpensive red blends, which are simply a combination of different grape varieties. When done well, these blends allow the winemakers to essentially take the best of each variety and combine them for what is often much greater than the sum of its parts.
Most red blends these day tend to fall into two categories -- the more traditional dry blends which can come from both Old World (France, Italy, Spain, etc.) and New World (Argentina, South Africa, Chile, New Zealand, etc.) producers. Then there are the ever popular, slightly sweeter (and usually fairly cheap) red blends. These are mostly a California creation but are increasingly found everywhere. Typically not overly sweet, these wines leave a bit of residual sugar in the mix. Extremely popular wines like Apothic Red, Cocobon, Cupcake Red Velvet and others fall into this group.
In this category we highlight the best red blends under $20 in both of those distinct styles so you can decide what you like best! Only those wines that can deliver exceptional quality for the price are reviewed here.
And one last note if you're skeptical of blended wines -- laws in many areas allow a wine to be labeled as a single variety if it contains as little as 75% of that variety. This means your favorite single variety wine might already be a red blend!
Read on for our list of The Best Red Blends Under $20!
Savory, meaty and downright delicious, the Domaine de Bila-Haut L'Esquerda Cotes-du-Roussillon Villages from Michel Chapoutier.60% … [Read more...]
A little Pais does Carmenere good! The J. Bouchon Canto Sur.45% Carmenere, 30% Pais and 25% Carignan from dry-farmed vines 40 to … [Read more...]
Splurging on a fantastic GSM blend from the Rhone, the Domaine Des Bosquets Gigondas.70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre and … [Read more...]
Sit back, relax and enjoy the Elicio Grenache-Merlot.65% Merlot and 35% Grenache from the Méditérranée appellation in the Rhone … [Read more...]
A solidly satisfying Southern Rhone bargain from Costco, the Kirkland Signature Gigondas.75% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre … [Read more...]