This is the short list of wines, from the annual Wine Spectator Top 100 List, that are under $20.
Last years list contained 27 wines under $20, this years, only 16.
You know the drill…
Ranking/wine/price. Red wines are colored red. If I have tried the wine, and would recommend purchasing, it is TOLERANT TASTER APPROVED.
#100- Badia a Coltibuono Toscana Cancelli- $10 TOLERANT TASTER APPROVED.
#69- Boutari Naoussa-$18
#68- Chateau Ste. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc Horse Heaven Hills Horse Heaven Vineyard- $15 TOLERANT TASTER APPROVED.
#56- Robert Eymael (Mönchhof) Riesling QbA Mosel- $17
#55- A to Z Wineworks Pinot Noir Oregon- $18 TOLERANT TASTER APPROVED.
#53-Domäne Wachau Riesling Federspiel Trocken Wachau Terrassen- $13
#52- Paringa Shiraz South Australia- $11
#51- Charles Smith Riesling Columbia Valley Kung Fu Girl Evergreen- $12 TOLERANT TASTER APPROVED.
#43- Godelia Godello Bierzo Selección- $14
#41-Red Heads Studio Shiraz McLaren Vale Barrel Monkeys
#39- Viña Herminia Rioja Excelsus- $18
#36- Bodega Norton Malbec Mendoza Reserva- $20 TOLERANT TASTER APPROVED.
#35- Château du Retout Haut-Médoc- $18
#34- Bodegas Valdemar Rioja Inspiración Selección- $20
#33- Ravines Riesling Finger Lakes Dry- $17 TOLERANT TASTER APPROVED.
#32- Bodegas Hidalgo Gitana Manzanilla Jerez La Gitana- $19
The #1 wine of the year (2004 Cune Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva) at $63 is no bargain. However I discovered the 2001 vintage (pictured above)- which is probably drinking better right now, for under $40! Score. TOLERANT TASTER APPROVED.
Please let me know if you have tried any of these and give your opinion.