10 Wines Under $20

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By Ray Isle Posted October 18, 2016

Need a thrillingly crisp white for your holiday cocktail party? A robust red for 
Thanksgiving dinner? These 10 affordable bottles offer a spectrum of great 
choices—buy them by the case and save yourself yet another trip to the store.

2015 Frescobaldi Massovivo Vermentino 

A floral, almondy white that comes from vineyards right on the Tuscan coast. Perfect as an aperitif.

2013 Raventos 
i Blanc L’Hereu ($19)

Equal in quality to Champagnes that cost twice as much, this Spanish sparkling wine is, year in and year 
out, an unbeatable bargain.

2015 Ravenswood Besieged Sonoma County Red Blend 

A boisterous 
blend of red varieties
 (Petite Sirah, Zinfandel) from some of Sonoma’s 
oldest vineyards.

2014 Bishop’s Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 

Paso Robles warm-climate richness, given focus and nuance by talented winemaker 
Eric Johnson.

2014 Grochau Cellars Commuter Cuvée Pinot Noir 

An unusually fragrant, elegant Pinot for the price 
that comes from 
a small Willamette Valley winery.

2015 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Village 

Duboeuf’s classic flower-label bottling gets a boost from 
Beaujolais’s amazing 2015 vintage.

2015 Château Bonnet Bordeaux Rosé 

Delicate and citrusy, this rosé from 
a region better known for its potent 
reds will taste 
great with almost any 
holiday dish.

2014 Buehler Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Russian River Chardonnays typically command higher prices—this one has all the complexity without the sticker shock.

2014 La Crema Monterey 
Pinot Gris 

Sonoma-based winemaker Elizabeth Grant Douglas brings out creamy lemon and pear notes in this white cousin to Pinot Noir.

2014 Domaine de la Bécassonne Côtes du 
Rhône White 

Châteauneuf-du-Pape superstar André Brunel makes this supple, full-bodied Rhône white. It’s quite possibly the perfect turkey wine.

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