Assorted +90 rated red wines under $20

  • Joel Gott Zinfandel 2006
    Joel Gott Zinfandel 2006 Zinfandel from California winemaker's notes: Blend: 96% Zinfandel, 3% Petite Sirah, 1% Alicante Bouchet The 2006 vintage was a cool, long growing season, which allowed the Zinfandel clusters to ripen evenly, permitting ideal harvesting conditions. Joel Gott's Zinfandel vineyards are in the top growing regions in California: Napa, Sonoma, Lodi and Amador. This wine reflects the soil and environment of each distinct location. The vineyards in Lodi and Amador are old head-trained vines, which are dry-farmed and produce deeply concentrated fruit. This fruit combined with the depth of Napa Valley fruit and the spiciness from cool Sonoma County, creates a blend that truly shows California Zinfandel at its finest. Dark ruby red color with supple, mouth filling tannins that offer lively acid structure and an elegant balance. Classic currant, plum and sweet oak aromas lead to ripe berries, cherry, and spicy flavors with a long, sweet and juicy finish. "Even better is the brilliant 2006 Zinfandel, which boasts fabulous ripeness along with a full-bodied, tarry, briery nose revealing plenty of pepper, spice, black cherries, and berry fruit. This full-bodied, dense, bargain-priced Zin includes 5% Alicante Bouchet in the blend. Joel Gott, the brilliant restaurateur (think of Taylor’s Refresher in St. Helena as well as San Francisco ... America’s best hamburgers and Ahi burgers), also produces wines under the capable guidance of his talented winemaker/wife, Sarah." -Wine Advocate - 90
  • Tin Roof Merlot 2005 Merlot
    Tin Roof Merlot 2005 Merlot from California Tin Roof Merlot 2005 Merlot from California red wine Wine Enthusiast 90 point ratingWine Enthusiast 90 point rating Special Price: $9.99 Regular Price: $13.00 23% Savings! Buy Now Buy A Case Now send to a friend send to a friend Print Cellar Notes print cellar notes write a review write a review Add to wine list add to wine list Item No. 92839 winemaker's notes: A classic plush texture and delicious black cherry and plum flavors make our sumptuous Merlot both delicious on its own and a versatile food wine. Enjoy it with beef, lamb, roast duck with cherry sauce, red-sauce pastas, black olive and mushroom pizzas, and soft-ripening cheeses. "I found myself returning to this Merlot again and again, because it’s such a good, gentle, easy sipper. It’s a pleasure to drink one that’s so nicely dry and balanced. Does a great job balancing ripe berry and stone fruits with earthy herbs and spices. Sommeliers and restaurateurs, scoop this one up while you can." -Wine Enthusiast - 90
  • Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California winemaker's notes: Known for luscious Cabernet Sauvignons, this wine is a classic example of Geyser Peak Winery's intense, lively style. Forward fruit characters of black cherry and blackberry dominate the aromas, with underlying grace notes of dark chocolate and spice. In typical Geyser Peak style, the bright fruit is nicely supported by a restrained oak character. The palate is rich, round and lush, seamlessly pairing the cherry and berry fruit with a hint of spice and vanilla. The fine-grained tannins meld into a persistent, lingering finish. "Heady, forward aromas of blueberry, plum and mint with hints of charred oak and graphite. Supple and ripe with accessible black fruit flavors laced with soft tannins and tempered acidity. A touch of youthful astringency in the close checks the sweetness; drinking nicely right now." -Wine News - 90
  • Chateau Souverain Alexander Valley Merlot 2005
    Chateau Souverain Alexander Valley Merlot 2005 Merlot from Sonoma County, California winemaker's notes: Blend: 87% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon Deep ruby in color, this concentrated Alexander Valley Merlot offers classic aromas of ripe black plum, blueberry and currant. The core of vibrant fruit balances nicely with the soft, round tannins creating a lush and juicy mouthfeel. Notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, which come from aging in oak barrels, meld nicely with the rich fruit and lead to a long, velvety finish. "Intense aromas of plum, leather and oak. Rich, creamy flavors of black cherry and blackberry. Chewy tannins and impressions of black cherry and mocha in the lingering close." -Wine News - 91
  • Ridge Three Valleys Red 2006
    Ridge Three Valleys Red 2006 from Sonoma County, California winemaker's notes: "One of the friendliest Ridge zins we've tasted in a long time, this is exuberant and focused on fresh black cherry flavors. It has a cool, foresty feel to balance the tannins and their lasting spice. Give these tannins anything meaty, especially slow-smoked ribs." -Wines & Spirits -93
  • Tintara Shiraz 2005
    related links shop all: Tintara Wine from McLaren Vale Syrah/Shiraz learn about: Tintara Wine from McLaren Vale Syrah/Shiraz last items viewed: Tintara Shiraz 2005 Pillar Box Padthaway Reserve Red 2006 Tintara Shiraz 2005 Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia winemaker's notes: "Break this out on Valentines Day and it will scotch any chocolate craving. Leave it in a decanter for a few hours, and the wine gains dimensions beyond those rich tannins, adding layers of fruity mushroom and pipe tobacoo scents... A great buy." -Wines & Spirits - 91 "Complete with retro label, archetypal McLaren Vale style except possibly for moderate alcohol; good entry and mid-palate, but picks up pace and thrust on a deliciously spiced finish and aftertaste." -James Halliday-93
  • Pillar Box Padthaway Reserve Red 2006
    Pillar Box Padthaway Reserve Red 2006 from South Australia, Australia Pillar Box Padthaway Reserve Red 2006 Other Red Wine from South Australia, Australia red wine screw cap wine James Halliday 94 point ratingJames Halliday 94 point rating The Wine Advocate 92 point ratingThe Wine Advocate 92 point rating Our Price: $18.49 Buy Now send to a friend send to a friend Print Cellar Notes print cellar notes write a review write a review Add to wine list add to wine list Item No. 95399 winemaker's notes: "The grapes for the 2006 Reserve Shiraz were selected from the best Shiraz parcels used to make Pillar Box Red. They were aged in new oak, 75% French and 25% American. Opaque purple-colored, it offers up a classy bouquet of smoke, vanilla, saddle leather, bacon, and blueberry. This leads to a full-bodied, plush, seamless wine with no hard edges to its lengthy finish. It has the stuffing to evolve for 2-3 years but I can think of no reason for delaying gratification. It is a great value." - Wine Advocate - 92
  • Glaetzer Wallace Shiraz/Grenache 2006
    Glaetzer Wallace Shiraz/Grenache 2006 Rhone Red Blends from Barossa Valley, Australia winemaker's notes: "The 2006 Wallace, tasted from a barrel sample, is a 70% Shiraz, 30% Grenache blend with an identical oak treatment. The 2006 is more structured than the 2005 but they could otherwise pass as identical twins. Hats off to Ben Glaetzer for producing an extraordinary portfolio!" -Wine Advocate 91-94 "Deep red. Smoky black raspberry and cherry aromas are complemented by zesty white pepper and minerals; showing its grenache side today. Silky and sweet, with deep red berry preserve flavors, fully absorbed tannins and good bite. Leaves an exotic candied licorice note behind on the vibrant, juicy finish, which strongly repeats the red berry tone." -International Wine Cellar
  • Cimicky Trumps Shiraz 2006
    Cimicky Trumps Shiraz 2006 Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia winemaker's notes: "The first Shiraz is the 2006 Shiraz "Trumps," a wine aged for 16 months in a mix of new and used French oak. Purple in color, it offers aromas of cedar, smoke, pencil lead, and blueberry. This leads to a medium-bodied, smooth-textured wine with plentiful, ripe, spicy blue and black fruit flavors, well-concealed tannins, good length, and no hard edges. Drink this outstanding value over the next 6 years." Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate 90 Points

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