With a seemingly limitless selection of bottles available it’s easier than ever to explore new regions, or varietals. To save some time at the store we’re rounding up the best finds $20 and under!
Seven Deadly Zins
From: Lodi, CA
This is a great full bodied and silky Zinfandel that is berry fruit forward with hints of mocha and oak on the backend. Best to let sit in the glass and open up or aerate your glass for drinking. Enjoy this little gem, we paired it with a great suspense novel (which we also highly recommend) 🙂
Tortoise Creek Pinot Noir 2016
Varietal: Pinot Noir
What a light, refreshing and silky red! This little guy has muted notes of cherry and vanilla on the front end with a slightly oaky and smoky finish. This is a great intro to Pinot Noir for those of you who aren’t super familiar with the varietal and don’t want to break the bank trying it!
Gunderloch Jean-Baptiste Kabinett 2018
From: Rheinhessen, Germany
If you’ve never tried a German Riesling you’re seriously missing out! This is a great wine to introduce yourself, and trust us once you have it, you’ll thank us. This Riesling is on the drier side and has notes of citrus fruits. It’s smooth and an easy drink but would also pair nicely with Asian food or a chicken dish.
Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
From: Paso Robles, California
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
This is THE go-to “grocery store” Cab! You can’t go wrong here whatever you pair it with (or not 😉 no judgement here) – it’s smooth, versatile, and tastes as if it was made to be enjoyed with a piece of dark chocolate to cap off the day. If you’ve ever wanted to try this wine, do. not. hesitate. get it now!
What’s your favorite go-to wine? Let us know in the comments, we’re always looking for an excuse to try something new!