Best Wines for Under $20

Wine is one of those things–you can splurge or save. It’s really up to you. Sometimes you may want to celebrate a special occasion with a $50+ bottle, but on a regular basis, let’s be real. We’re not all ready to shell out that cash every time we want to indulge in a little vino!

The wine aisle at the grocery store can be daunting–and it’s easy to stick with what you know. However, we hope this list will give you some ideas for next time you’re browsing for a pinot noir or rose for under $20.

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Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi


We had to include this Lodi wine, as it holds a speical place in our hearts! We know there’s tons of great Lodi wines out there, but this Zinfandel is bold flavored while still being deliciously drinkable.

Avalon Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon


Napa Valley is one of the best growing regions for Cabernet Sauvignon in the entire world. One great thing we love about a basic cabernet is how easily it goes with everything. Whether you’re enjoying some barbeque or a hearty spaghetti, this will pair well regardless.

E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Rouge

This French wine is often mentioned on wine blogs, awards lists, etc. because it truly is a staple in the under $20 club. From the Rhone Valley in France, this blend features Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre grapes.

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Simi Sonoma County Merlot

While some say that Merlots can fall flat, this California Merlot has great tannins that drink wonderfully! At $13 you may as well grab two!

Robert Mondavi Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cabernet Sauvignon


Robert Mondavi is probably a name you’ve heard before, as was is an iconic and longstanding Napa Valley vineyard operator, whose namesake wines truly show how much his dedication and love for wine stands the test of time. This deep, dark Bourbon style red goes great with a charcuterie board.

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Apothic Crush Red Blend


To be quite honest, all of the Apothic brand reds are affordable, drinkable and delicious! However the Crush version is a standout, with both Pinot Noir and Petit Syrah varietals. This lush red is amazing with desserts of all kind, but especially chocolate.

Cheers, and enjoy the savings!