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!
This rose is a beautiful blush color with bright fruit flavors and floral notes. I recommend having this one chilled slightly cooler than your typical white wine or rosé to enhance the flavor (just stick it in your kitchen refrigerator instead of your wine fridge!) This rosé is a pleasantly light drink and would pair excellently with a salmon dish! If you like dry rose give this one a go, it’s made from Valdigue grapes which lends it a different flavor that I could not pin down without looking it up (but in a good way)!
We paired this with Half Baked Harvests Lemon Lavender cookie recipe (slightly changed to make the stuffed lemon lavender cookie from Sweetie Pies in Napa… YUM)
Pascual Toso Estate Chardonnay 2016
I usually stick with Malbec from Argentina, but this Chardonnay was surprisingly good! This is a refreshing wine with notes of peach, apricot, and is slightly buttery. Ending with a long-lasting finish.
Angeline Reserve Pinot Noir 2018
From: Mendocino, California
Varietal: Pinot Noir
This Pinot Noir is such an easy drinker. It’s medium bodied and filled with notes of strawberry and red cherry. Perfect for a mid-week, post work, glass of wine – great for sipping and would pair well with chicken or beef.
Round Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
The smell alone on this cab immediately brings me to Napa. This is top 3 in cabs under $20 for me… Napa River Inn gives this in their rooms which is where I first tried it and it has become one of my go to every day drinkers. It’s on the lighter side for a Napa Cab which I love because I don’t feel the need to pair it with anything other than a relaxing night. You don’t need to decant this, honestly just pour the glass of wine through an aerator and it’s good to go! This wine is super smooth and light on the tannins, leaving a lingering blackberry taste. Go get a bottle (or two) and thank us later 🙂
What’s your favorite go-to wine? Let us know in the comments, we’re always looking for an excuse to try something new!