Here Are The Best Wines Under $20 To Grab For Dinner

Here Are The Best Wines Under $20 To Grab For Dinner

We are not saying good bye to $50 wines, but note there is a demand for affordable vino, especially for a last minute get together, or a wine that will pair well with dinner.  Now, this doesn’t mean you should settle for box wine or the limited selection at the grocery store. There are so many delicious grapes just waiting to be sipped. Because of the demand, specialty wine sellers have stepped up their game and are stocking shelves with solid wines that blend high quality with friendly prices. So on your next wine run, we are taking the stress out of selecting the perfect bottle. We have selected 7 best wines under $20 from across the globe that would be perfect for everyday use. Whether you’re craving a nice red for pizza night, or suggestions for your three bottles for $45 purchase, here are seven wines you will be glad you bought.

Here Are The Best Wines Under $20 To Grab For Dinner

High Note Malbec 2017$12

 Produced in the Uco Valley of Argentina, the grapes for High Note are sourced from five different vineyards, each bringing a unique element to the wine. High Note has a brilliant violet color and intense, sweet spice on the palate, balanced by notes of plums, cassis, blackberries, and black cherries. It’s creamy, smooth, and ripe, with soft, round tannins and a long silky finish

Pairing: grilled meats or vegetables.

Here Are The Best Wines Under $20 To Grab For Dinner

ROOT:1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018$12

Root:1 and their vineyards were the first to be certified 100% sustainable by Wines of Chile and the first winery in the nation to adopt carbon offset measures. This Cabernet Sauvignon is produced in Maipo Valley,  known for outstanding red wines with rich color and full body.  It highlights aromas of ripe berries, cassis, plum and dark cherry, followed by light toast notes on the nose. 

Pairing: Grilled Steak, pasta, spicy soups.

Here Are The Best Wines Under $20 To Grab For Dinner

Clean Slate Riesling 2018$10

Clean Slate Riesling highlights fresh peach, crisp lime and subtle mineral flavors.  Combining the grapes from the Lower Mosel and the grapes from the Middle Mosel result in a clean, fresh, and perfectly balanced taste profile that is delicious with food or to share with friends.

Pairs Well With Mexican, Indian, Thai, or any hot and spicy food.  Also pairs well with sushi and pork.  It’s such a versatile wine that you can grab this one when you don’t know what to have with dinner.

Here Are The Best Wines Under $20 To Grab For Dinner

 Vitiano Rosso Umbria 2016 $17

Vitano wines are fresh, fruit-forward, and perfect for everyday enjoyment with friends and family. The Rosso involves  a blend of equal parts Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sangiovese.  It highlights  aromas of plums and black cherry jam.  The smooth tannins and freshness on the palate make it exceptionally food-friendly.

Pairs well with Sopressata pizza, pomodoro sauces or ratatouille.

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Here Are The Best Wines Under $20 To Grab For Dinner

KRIS Pinot Grigio delle Venezie 2018 $15

KRIS wine is handcrafted in Alto Adige using grapes sourced from Italy’s most esteemed growing regions. It offers enticing aromas of acacia flowers, citrus, tangerine, and hints of almonds. 

Pairs well with risotto, salads, pasta and grilled white meats.

Here Are The Best Wines Under $20 To Grab For Dinner

PONGA Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019$13

Named after the iconic, New Zealand Ponga fern, also known as the silver fern for the silver -white color on the underside of its fronds that appears to reflect moonlight and glow at night. This sauvignon blanc is very fresh and fruit forward and features a refreshing palate full of white peach and grapefruit. 

Pairs  with a wide variety of seafood, especially Pacific oysters on the half-shell, or simply as an  aperitif.

Here Are The Best Wines Under $20 To Grab For Dinner

LOS DOS Red 2018$9

Los Dos means both, or the two, in Spanish.   The Los Dos Red elegantly expresses the soft berry flavor of old-vine Garnacha from the Campo de Borja DO in Northeastern Spain. It involves a nose of black cherry, cranberry and subtle smoky overtones.  On the palate shows flavors of black raspberry and mulberry with hints of bramble and herb.

Pairs perfectly with dishes like beef stew, braised short ribs, and polenta. It is also great as  your typical weeknight standby.

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