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 La Posta Pizella Malbec Mendoza
This single-vineyard Malbec from the Catena family is cultivated to offer the dark fruit character Malbec is known for, plus some smoky notes. Overall, it is braced with good structure and grip. This wine begs for a lean steak, dark poultry or sautéed mushrooms and is only $17.50!
2012 Trimbach Riesling Alsace
Yes, Virginia…DRY Riesling does exist! Textbook aromas of lemon peel (like the label), white flower, apricot, peach and pulverized stone contrasted with a refreshingly dry palate. Plays well with sushi or Thai spring rolls – and only $17.50!
2011 Minervois Château de Paraza Cuvée Speciale
This is a GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre) blend bursting with jammy red & black berries, a touch of spice and cocoa. This wine from the Languedoc pairs well with savory dishes or roasted meats. Explore Minervois for only $11.99!
2013 Qupé Chardonnay Santa Barbara County “Y” Block
This is a best-seller in our California section! Smooth and buttery balanced by good acidity with a touch of French oak. Enjoyable on its own or with a meal. Only $17.50!
2012 Dow Vale do Bomfim Douro
This wine is from the Northern Portugal vineyards of a revered Port producer. Old-world style red – fleshy, ripe black fruit balanced with chalky tannin & spice and a warm, long finish. Serious wine that goes down easy. A steal at $11.25, on sale now for $9.99!