Top 10 Wines Under $20

By Gayot Editors

Bottles that Won’t Break the Bank

What’s the important thing you look for when choosing a bottle of wine? Is it the name, the varietal or the winemaker? Or is it the price? Yeah, it’s the price. That’s why GAYOT has compiled a selection of Best Wines Under $20.

Our list includes wines that prove you don’t have to spend a fortune to indulge in good vino. Selections are updated frequently, so be sure to come back often.

1. L. Mawby Tradition

L. Mawby Tradition

Type: SPARKLING
Origin: Leelanau Peninsula, Michigan
Price: $20

Sourced from Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula, this sparkling wine is a Pinot Noir dominated blend. It has sweet aromas of raspberry and cherry that continue on the palate along with rich Chardonnay flavors of toasted almonds.

The finish is smooth and silky.

> For more information, visit the L. Mawby official website.

2. Graham Beck 2009 Brut Rosé

Graham Beck 2009 Brut Rose

Type: SPARKLING
Origin: Robertson, Cape, South Africa
Price: $20

Hailing from South Africa, this sparkling wine is composed of 82 percent Pinot Noir and 18 percent Chardonnay.

It displays a salmon pink color and aromas of strawberry and raspberry that lead to a creamy mouthfeel.

> For more information, visit the Graham Beck official website.

3. The Wonderland Project 2013 The White Queen Chardonnay

The Wonderland Project 2013 /The White Queen Chardonnay

Type: WHITE
Origin: Sonoma, California
Price: $20

This silky Chardonnay offers flavors of honey, spiced peach, nougat, marzipan and lemon cream.

These rich flavors are balanced by high acidity, adding structure and a long, crisp finish.

> For more information, visit The Wonderland Project official website.

4. Jolie Folle 2012 Rosé Vin de Pays de Méditerranée

Jolie Folle 2012 Rose Vin de Pays de Mediterranee

TYPE: ROSE
Origin: Provence, France
Price: $15

This rosé is made from grapes cultivated on a family estate in the Sainte Victoire AOC in Provence, France. It is composed of 50 percent Grenache and 50 percent Cinsault, and displays a pale pink hue.

The wine boasts a bright palate featuring flavors of strawberry, watermelon and white peach.

> For more information, visit the Loca Linda official website.

5. Ron Rubin 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Ron Rubin 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Type: RED
Origin: Sonoma County, California
Price: $19

Using grapes sourced from the coolest, foggiest region in Sonoma County, this Pinot Noir has aromas of cherry and plum with hints of cocoa and baking spices.

On the palate, it offers a round mouthfeel with toasty vanilla oak notes blended with berry flavors.

> For more information, visit the Ron Rubin official website.

6. Maggio Family Vineyards Merlot

Maggio Family Vineyards Merlot

Type: RED
Origin: Lodi, California
Price: $17

Established in 1954, Maggio Family Vineyards is known for their Zinfandel. This Merlot is blended with Zinfandel to boast a round palate featuring flavors of blackberry, vanilla and mocha.

It has a long finish with lingering hints of dried cherry.

> For more information, visit the Maggio Family Vineyards official website.

7. Liberated 2012 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

Liberated 2012 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

Type: RED
Origin: Sonoma County, California
Price: $20

This Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot to reveal a purple color and notes of black cherry and currant, with hints of vanilla and licorice, on the nose.

The palate is soft and sweet with flavors of raspberry and plum.

> For more information, visit the Liberated Wine official website.

8. LangeTwins 2012 Zinfandel

LangeTwins 2012 Zinfandel

Type: RED
Origin: Lodi, California
Price: $14

Made using sustainable wine-growing traditions, LangeTwins 2012 Zinfandel offers rich aromas of ripe raspberry.

On the palate, jammy dark berry flavors are balanced by 100 percent American Oak aging, giving the wine a nice balance of toasty oak and fruit.

> For more information, visit the LangeTwins official website.

9. O. Fournier 2012 Urban Uco Blend

O. Fournier 2012 Urban Uco Blend

Type: RED
Origin: Uco Valley, Argentina
Price: $20

This multi-national wine group was established in 2000 and has producers in three countries — Argentina, Chile and Spain. The Urban Uco Argentinean blend is composed of 50 percent Malbec and 50 percent Tempranillo, revealing a deep purple color.

It is a medium-bodied wine with firm tannins and a vibrant palate of rich blackberry flavors.

> For more information, visit the O. Fournier official website.

10. O. Dalliance 2012 Red Wine

Dalliance 2012 Red Wine

Type: RED
Origin: Lake County, California
Price: $19

Sourced in California’s Lake County, this red blend is aged in French and American oak.

It features aromas of ripe cherry, blackberry and rich vanilla that continue on the palate along with hints of cinnamon.

> For more information, visit the Dalliance official website.