The Best Affordable Red Wine, $15 and Under

Here, are super-affordable reds from some of the world's best wineries. These bottles are all $15 or less and on store shelves now.

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Need a killer red wine at a non-lethal price? Our roundup of the best $15-and-under reds is just the answer. We've opened hundreds of bottles in our tasting room to come up with this collection of remarkable values — keep it bookmarked on your phone for the next time you find yourself looking at a wall of bottles and wondering what to buy.

2015 Luzón Verde ($8)

Aging without oak keeps the bold red berry flavors in this organic Monastrell center stage' and the price low.

2019 Bogle Petite Sirah ($9)

This red has intense blueberry fruit, yet the wine never seems dense or heavy.

2018 Ravenswood Vintners Blend Old Vine Zinfandel ($9)

There are nice vanilla tones in this flavorful, berry-driven red, thanks to a year of oak aging.

2017 d'Arenberg The Stump Jump Shiraz ($9)

Named for the 19th-century plow invented in South Australia, this vibrant Australian wine has plenty of berry-driven flavors.

2019 Banfi Col di Sasso ($10)

A well-priced, cherry-scented Cabernet-Sangiovese blend.

2019 Bodegas Nekeas Vega Sindoa Tempranillo ($10)

Juicy red-fruit flavors and a bit of spice make this delicious red perfect for barbecues.

2018 Joao Portugal Ramos Loios Vinho Tinto, Alentejano ($10)

An appealing, herb-laden red blend of the indigenous Aragónez, Trincadeira, and Castelão varieties.

2018 Cline Lodi Zinfandel ($10)

Older vineyards throughout the Lodi region give this Zin spicy robustness that's a surprise at the price.

2019 Trivento Reserve Malbec ($10)

Spicy plum notes drive this affordable, tasty Argentine malbec.

2018 Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo ($10)

An impressive Italian value from the coastal Abruzzo region, this has plenty of wild berry fruit and structure; great for herb-rubbed roast pork loin.

2018 Tasca d'Almerita Regaleali Rosso Nero d'Avola ($10)

This juicy Sicilian red from a classic producer is an excellent value.

2019 Badia a Coltibuono Cetamura Chianti ($11)

Classic Chianti, with wild cherry and dry leaf notes, for a modest price.

2019 Cusumano Nero D’Avola Sicilia ($11)

Bright and intensely fruity, with ripe plum and coffee flavors.

2020 Elsa Bianchi Malbec ($11)

Made with grapes from the Doña Elsa vineyard, this juicy, dark berry-flavored Malbec is another great value.

2019 R Collection by Raymond Field Blend ($11)

A sturdy, spicy kitchen-sink blend that includes Cabernet, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Syrah.

2019 The Pinot Project California Pinot Noir ($11)

Russian River Valley-like character (cherry cola notes and lots of spice) at a third of the cost — what's not to like?

2017 Argiolas Perdera Monica de Sardegna ($11)

In the right hands, the Sardinian Monica grape yields sleek, juicy, raspberry-driven reds, like this one.

2019 La Carraia Sangiovese ($11)

Bright and zippy, this Sangiovese from Italy's Umbria region is all about pure red-berry fruit.

NV St Cosme Little James Basket Press Red ($11)

A non-vintage blend that's peppery, spicy, and altogether exactly what you expect from France's Rhône Valley.

2018 Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet Sauvignon ($11)

Lavishly oaked, with caramel, chocolate, and cedar flavors filled out with black fruit.

2018 Di Majo Norante Sangiovese Terre degli Osci ($12)

This lush, dark, and fruity Italian red is packed with far more flavor and complexity than its price might suggest.

2018 Olivares Altos de la Hoya Jumilla ($12)

Made from ungrafted old vines, this great-value Monastrell-Garnacha blend is loaded with berry and mineral flavors.

2019 Union Wine Co. Underwood Pinot Noir ($12)

A peppery red that draws from vineyards throughout Oregon.

2019 Dow Vale do Bomfim ($12)

Dow, one of the great names in Port, also makes this polished, dry table wine.

2019 CUNE Crianza Rioja ($12)

An impressive Rioja from one of the region's most acclaimed producers.

2019 Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages ($13)

For a basic Beaujolais, this offers an appealing depth of flavor and elegance.

2018 Perrin & Fils Côtes-du-Rhône Villages ($13)

Exuberantly fruity, this red from France's Rhône Valley yields raspberry and sweet cherry tones.

2018 Sierra Cantabria Tinto Rioja Crianza ($13)

A reliable value, this Rioja red offers exuberant black-fruit flavors and a pleasant herbal edge.

2018 Doña Paula Estate Malbec ($13)

Made with grapes from Luján de Cuyo and Uco Valley, this Malbec offers waves of plum, red currant, tobacco, and smoke.

2019 M. Chapoutier Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Rouge ($13)

Vines that average over forty years old provide the fruit for this powerful red.

2019 Zolo Cabernet Sauvignon ($13)

High-altitude vineyards in Argentina give this boysenberry-fruited Cabernet both power and balance.

2018 Bibi Graetz Casamatta ($13)

Made from Sangiovese, Graetz's entry-level red is a super value, with lush, energetic plum and cherry flavors.

2019 Allegrini Valpolicella Classico ($14)

Aging in steel tanks keeps this bottling's juicy, supple red-fruit flavors bright—and the price reasonable.

2018 Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel ($14)

Petite Sirah and Carignane add weight to this exuberant Zin.

2018 Mazzei Badiola ($15)

This sturdy, raspberry-inflected blend is a terrific everyday-drinking wine.

2018 Fontanafredda Briccotondo Barbera ($15)

One of Piedmont's most reliable bargains, this delivers loads of spicy, supple black cherry flavors.

2018 Delas Saint-Esprit Côtes-du-Rhône ($15)

The rugged southern Rhône region of the Ardèche — famous for its spectacular river gorge — yielded this red loaded with notes of luscious raspberry.

2019 Fowles Wine Farm to Table Pinot Noir ($15)

Chewy raspberry fruit and spice notes from Australia's premier Pinot Noir region, Victoria.

2019 Emilio Moro Finca Resalso Ribera del Duero ($15)

An earthy red whose firm tannins, spice, and acidity make it ideal for burgers, lamb, or steak.

2018 Foxglove Zinfandel ($15)

The juicy wild berry and herb flavors in this great-value Zinfandel finish with tart acidity.

2018 Grounded by Josh Phelps California Cabernet Sauvignon ($15)

California's beneficent climate comes through in this generous, dark cherry-inflected red. A hint of tobacco gives complexity to the finish.

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