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Friday, January 30, 2015

Three Great Wines for Under $20

Recently, a favorite wine writer of ours, Eric Asimov, wrote a great article for the New York Times in which he picked out 20 Wines for Under $20 that he believes are incredibly delicious and fascinating without breaking the bank. To see his full article click here.
Inspired by this great article, we picked up three of the wines he listed from some of our favorite distributors. These are really unique and interesting wines that we encourage you to pick up today and see what you have been missing.

Pont de Gassac Pays d’Hérault Selection Guibert $15.99
This entry-level bottle from Mas de Daumas Gassac, one of the leading producers of the Languedoc, is a superb value. It’s juicy and agile, with a welcome tannic bite and a bit of bitterness that refreshes. The blend is half Cabernet Sauvignon, 30 percent Merlot and 20 percent Syrah.

Geil Rheinhessen Muskateller Trocken $17.99
Muskateller is German for muscat blanc à petits grains, the classic muscat grape, one of the oldest, most aromatic and least appreciated varieties. This is a perfect little touch of springtime in a glass, lively and floral, well balanced and refreshing.

Rainoldi Valtellina Superiore Grumello $17.99
Valtellina, in the north of Italy near the border of Lombardy and Switzerland, offers an alternative expression of nebbiolo, from the mountains. This version, from the Grumello zone of Valtellina Superiore, offers complex flavors of dried cherries, tobacco, herbs and spices. It’s fresh, well structured, already complex and a great deal.

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