Monday, January 02, 2006

Top 20 Inexpensive Red Wines of 2005 (NW)

Happy New Year! Looking back at 2005, it was a great year for wine and a great year for wine bargains. This list is my twenty best inexpensive red wines of the year in two price categories- $10 and under and $11 to $15.

Top Red Wines $10 and Under:

(1) Crane Lake Cabernet Sauvignon 2002- $5
(2) Fusee Cabernet Sauvignon 2003- $5
(3) Hacienda Merlot 2003- $6
(3) Columbia Crest Two Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2003- $6
(4) Elsa Barbera 2003- $7
(5) Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon 2003- $8
(6) Bodega Norton Malbec 2002- $9
(7) Montpezat Palombieres Languedoc 2003- $10
(8) Magnficent Wine Company House Wine 2003- $10
(9) Chateau Mongaillard 2000- $10
(10) Concannon Syrah 2001- $10

Top Red Wines $11-15:

(1) Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot 2001- $11
(2) Vallado Duoro Vihno Tinto 2002- $12
(3) Morgante Nero D'Avola 2004- $12
(4) Erath Pinot Noir 2002- $13
(5) Hedges CMS 2002- $13
(6) Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon 2002- $13
(7) Veramonte Primus 2003- $14
(8) Peter Lehmann Barossa Shiraz 2002- $15
(9) Clos de los Siete 2003- $15
(10) Concha Y Toro Marques Casa Concha Cab. Sauvignon 2003- $15

Most of these wines are good year in and year out, so don't worry so much about the specific vintage. Depending on where you live and when you're shopping, you might find a different vintage than what's listed above.

2 Comments:

At 6:29 PM permalink, Anonymous John Abbott said...

I love your list.
I'm a huge fan of Columbia Crest wines, and Marques Casa Concha makes an incredible cab.. Great choices!

-John

 
At 11:06 AM permalink, Anonymous Mark said...

Like your list about Red wines...found them very useful..

 

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