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Highly Rated Wines, Under $20


2013 Meiomi Chardonnay California

List Price $18.99, Sale Price $15.99

Rated 90 Points, Wine Spectator - "Showcases rich tropical fruit, with dashes of mango, marmalade and honeyed citrus that coat the palate while remaining elegant and delicate. A noteworthy achievement."

2011 Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre Veronese IGT

List Price $25.99, Sale Price $19.99

Rated 92 Points, James, Suckling - "PointsA ripe and juicy red with dried berry and green coffee bean character. Full body, fresh acidity and a juicy finish. A blend of corina and rondinella. Drink now." This wine is produced using an innovative Ripasso method. Well-structured, smooth and rounded, this wine is characterised by a long, elegant finish. Deep ruby red in colour, it has a delicious wild berry perfume, with flavour of raisins. The grapes Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Sangiovese from the Palazzo della Torre vineyard follow two different paths: 70% of the grapes are vinified immediately after the harvest, the remaining percentage is dried until the end of December. At this point, the wine ferments again with the dried grapes.

2010 Bodegas Luzon Altos de Luzon Jumilla

List Price $16.99

Rated 91 Points, Stephen Tanzer's IWC - "(50% monastrell, 25% tempranillo and 25% cabernet sauvignon; aged for a year in new French and American oak): Inky purple. Sexy, spice-accented dark berry preserve and incense aromas show very good energy and hints of violet and dark chocolate. Sappy, incisive blackberry and bitter cherry flavors coat the palate, picking up a smoky nuance with air. At once rich and lively, finishing with strong thrust and supple tannins. An outstanding value, from a seriously grand vintage across Spain.

2013 Wines of Substance CS Cabernet Sauvignon Washington State

List Price $21.99, Sale Price $17.99

Rated 90 Points, The Wine Advocate - "The 15,000-case production 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is about as good a value in Cabernet as you're likely to find. Coming from sites spread throughout the Columbia Valley and aged in barrel, it offers terrific notes of currants, black raspberry, wild herbs, graphite and toast to go with a medium to full-bodied, ripe, concentrated and balanced style on the palate. While it's hard to resist now, it's no simple fruit bomb and has the depth and class to evolve nicely for at least 4-5 years, and most likely longer.

2009 Angosto Tinto Valencia

List Prce $15.99, Sale Price $12.99

Rated 91 Points, The Wine Advocate - "The 2009 Angosto is made up of equal proportions of Malbec, Garnacha Tintorera, Syrah, Graciano, and Cabernet Franc aged for 10 months in 500-liter French oak. It offers up a complex perfume made more so by a hint of balsamic. Racy raspberries enliven the palate with succulent flavor and vibrant acidity. This classy offering will evolve for 1-2 years but can be approached now."

2010 Juve y Camps Pinot Noir Brut Reserve Cava

List Prce $18.99

Rated 91 Points, The Wine Advocate - "The NV Pinot Noir Brut Rose, a non-vintage sparkling wine from Pinot Noir grapes, which is quite dark-colored, displays a bright cherry red color with a showy nose of cherries, truffles and strawberry jam with a fresh, pungent palate, balanced acidity and flavors. Different, with a strong personality. It feels like a red sparkling wine, and quite good, by the way! I-d have it with some charcuterie. Drink now-2016."

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