9 Warm-Weather Wines Under $20

Drop a Jackson and drink well this season with these tasty must-try wines.

Claude Branger 2013 Terroir les Gras Moutons sur lie (Muscadet Sèvre et Maine); $17, 92 points

A richly fragrant, aromatic white wine that’s structured and tightly textured.

Jim Barry 2014 The Lodge Hill Dry Riesling (Clare Valley); $18, 91 points

This dry, almost austere wine has pineapple, cardamom and cinnamon flavors and mouthwatering acids on the long finish.

Loosen Bros. NV Dr. L Sparkling Riesling (Germany); $16, 91 points

An elegant sekt, with a delicate mousse and deep stone-fruit and tangerine flavors.

Artadi 2011 Vineyard Selection (Rioja); $18, 90 points

A bright and fruity red, with plum and wild berry flavors and a touch of vanilla oak.

Bouvet-Ladubay 2012 Saphir Brut Vintage (Saumur); $18, 90 points

A Chenin and Chardonnay blend, full-bodied, with melon and peach flavors and crisp acidity.

Byron 2013 Pinot Noir (Santa Barbara County); $19, 90 points

The palate has fun red-fruit notes, as well as just-serious-enough black tea and mocha flavors.

Martin Ray 2014 Rosé of Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley); $18, 90 points

Aromas and flavors of wild strawberry and citrus, with crisp acids on the long finish.

Matetic 2014 EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc (Casablanca); $19, 90 points

Briny citrus and green fruit aromas are followed by green pepper, jalapeño, green melon and passion fruit flavors.

Librandi 2013 Rosso Gaglioppo (Cirò); $12, 88 points

This Best Buy offers red berry, baking spice and smoke aromas, with flavors of black and red fruits, black pepper and a saline note.

Published on May 14, 2015
Topics: Wine Recommendations, Wine Trends
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