25 Great Wines Under $20

It’s hard to please everyone during the holidays, but you don’t need to worry about the wine!
We did the “hard” work of trying and choosing our favorite wines under $20 to get your holiday party started!


Cheers,
Greg Dierberg

Avalon Cabernet Sauvignon

Avalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

"I try many, many, many wines each year (tough job, I know), but I only pick the best of the best. This bottle is consistently solid and never disappoints. This wine rocks. Period. "

McManis Cabernet Sauvignon

McManis Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Rated 92

"This wine is just plain fun to drink. This McManis is the definition of a crowd pleaser: Not overly complex but still interesting enough to discuss, especially as it develops in the decanter. Fruit forward start with a rich, smoky, earthy finish."

Alamos Malbec

Alamos Malbec 2017
Rated 91

"I have a soft spot for this Malbac because, like Dierbergs, Alamos has been family-owned for generations. If you’re looking for a bold, full body wine, look no further. This approachable Argentinian wine is a must have for the holidays."

Love Noir Pinot Noir

Love Noir Pinot Noir 2016
Rated 90

"My feelings on this wine are not LOVEless. This wine has everything: A beautiful bottle, a bold, well rounded flavor and an unbeatable price. Trust me and buy it; you’ll fall in LOVE!"

Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay 2016
Rated 88

"Chardonnay or should I go? A customer favorite year to year, this bottle delivers everything that makes a chardonnay so great: well-balanced oak, sweet, citrusy and slightly floral. This wine is definitely here to stay."

Matua Sauvingon Blanc

Matua Sauvignon Blanc 2018

"Word to your Matua! This 90-point New Zealander is light and tropical, and at a great price, you won’t be nervous bringing this bottle home to meet your 'Matua'."

Joel Gott Rosé 2017

Joel Gott Rosé 2017
Rated 88

"Caution: Only drink this wine if you want to have a good time. Some of my favorite memories involve my friends sitting around the table, enjoying dinner and a bottle of this year-round favorite."

Starborough Sauvignon Blanc

Starborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

"A STAR IS BORN! This classic Sav Blanc is a great value and a great accompaniment to seafood or burgers!"

Bonanza Cabernet Sauvignon

Bonanza Cabernet Sauvignon

"Do you love Caymus but can’t really afford it? Well, help is on the way! This wine is made by the same family with the same goal: Top quality Cabernet, but one you can enjoy often. It’s quite the 'bonanza'.” :) I’ll bet you start seeing this one on wine lists everywhere. I love it."

Juggernaut Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Juggernaut Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

"Pick up this bottle and feel it! You could do curls with this thing! It’s a monster of a bottle and the wine inside is even more impressive. The name fits it well...and our price well it’s been tamed, no monster there."

La Marca Presecco

LaMarca Prosecco
Rated 95

"My wife and her friends love this wine. The guys… well, we are enjoying it almost as much! There’s no better way to kick off an event than with this pretty blue baby. Some people will think prosecco is only for that one time of the year… well they are missing out. Some of our most fun nights started with LaMarca. ;) Put a little more fun in your routine!"

JaM Cabernet Sauvignon

JaM Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

"This wine is my jam...and it can be your jam too! Packed with huge fruit and a wonderful nose...it will hit all your senses without dinging your pocketbook. At this price, you can JaM out every night."

Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay 2017

Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay 2017
Rated 90

Meiomi Pinot Noir

Meiomi Pinot Noir 2017
Rated 92

The Crusher Petite Sirah

The Crusher Petite Sirah 2016
Rated 90

Gérard Bertrand Cote des Roses Rosé

Gérard Bertrand Côte des Roses Rosé 2017
Rated 90

Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio

Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio 2018
From Italy

Castle Rock California Cuvee Pinot Noir 2017

Castle Rock California Cuvée Pinot Noir 2017
Rated 88

Louis M. Martini Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Louis M. Martini Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Rated 92

Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
From California

Chateau St. Jean Chardonnay

Chateau St. Jean Chardonnay 2016
Rated 90

Ménage à Trois California Red Wine 2017

Ménage à Trois California Red Wine 2017
Rated 91

Bogle Essential Red 2016

Bogle Essential Red 2016
Rated 88

Bogle Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Bogle Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Rated 87

Monte Antico Toscana

Monte Antico Toscana 2014
Rated 91