20 Wines Under $20: Part 1

In partnership with our friends at The Austin Wine Merchant, we’re showcasing 20 Wines Under $20 that give you the most bang for your buck. Each week we’ll feature a new batch of five recommendations from these local purveyors, so be sure to check back!

2013 J.L. Chave “Mon Coeur” Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge

A blend of primarily Syrah and Grenache from a winemaker dubbed the “Pope of Hermitage” (the best of the Northern Rhône). Mon Coeur is a superb example of the fruit, spice and earth of the Southern Rhône and a value at only $19.99!

2013 Wirra Wirra Vineyards Scrubby Rise

A “down under” blend of Sauv Blanc, Semillon and Viognier from Adelaide Australia. Lovely green fruit, citrus and grassy notes in a light-bodied wine with a great finish. Perfect with sushi or spicy Asian cuisine and only $12.50!

2012 Pedroncelli Three Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County Dry Creek Valley

A blend of estate fruit – primarily Cabernet Sauvignon complemented with Cab Franc and Merlot from Northern Sonoma County. Pair it with a juicy steak and frites – only $13.75!

Marietta Cellars Old Vine Red Lot 61

Our shop’s best seller for over a decade! A juicy blend of mostly Zinfandel with a touch of Petite Syrah and Carignan. Complements BBQ, burgers or just to enjoy on it’s own on a cold day. An absolute steal at $11.99!

2013 Soave Classico DOC Inama Vin Soave

100% Garganega from Northeast Italy around Verona. Sweet flowers on the nose, mineral/bright on the palate and a touch of sweet almond on the finish. Try it with risotto, pasta with cream sauce or white fish – only $13.75!

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All prices subject to change. All wines subject to prior sale.