Below are some excellent wines for $20 or less, as well as my favorite boxed/canned (YEP) wines. I'm a firm believer in a glass of wine having the ability to make or break a meal and hopefully this list will help take the guess work out of your search for the perfect bottle. So pour a glass, kick back, and browse away!

The list is always growing so be sure to check back often!

Rosé

Charles & Charles 

Toad Hollow Dry Rosé of Pinot Noir

Underwood Rosé

boxed/canned

From the Tank Rosé in a box (direct link to retailers organized by state)*

Underwood Rosé in a can

Chardonnay

Toad Hollow Unoaked Chardonnay

L'Orangerie Chardonnay

Grand Napa Chardonnay

Arrogant Frog Chardonnay

Sauvignon Blanc

Hunky Dory Sauvignon Blanc

Stratum Sauvignon Blanc

Wildflower Sauvignon Blanc 2017 It’s hard to go wrong with a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc but they can get pretty pricy if you’re not careful or don’t know what to look for. Wildflower is perfectly refreshing and flavorful without being overly heavy. Clean, bright flavors finish cleanly, making it the perfect match for spicy dishes or as an evening sip before dinner. Versatile and a total crowd pleaser!

Riesling

Washington Hills Riesling

Gewürztraminer

Washington Hills Gewürztraminer

Red Blends

Friends Red

Red XWatermill Chances R

Cabernet

Steak House Cabernet

Cypress Cab

Pinto Noir

Love Noir // Not your typical pinot noir, this wine has a wonderful depth of flavor without being over powering. Perfect with steak. 

Rickshaw Pinot Noir // very drinkable and versatile. perfect with popcorn & a movie + they donate 5% of the gross profit per bottle to charity. bonus!

Arrogant Frog Pinot Noir

Pike Road Pinto Noir 2015 or 2016 This beautiful Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is berry forward without being overwhelming. The smoky tones make it the perfect match for pizza night! This bottle is listed at $20 on their website, but if you dig around it is quite easy to find under the $20 price point.

Zinfandel

Easton Zinfandel // peppery with cherry notes; not overly heavy

Tortoise Creek Zinfandel // winery owned by Mel’s Diner in Denver

Syrah & Petit Sirah

Heavyweight Petite Sirah

Malbec

Piattelli Malbec

Shiraz

Morse Code Shiraz

Sparkling & Rosé

Mionetto Prosecco

*Boxed wines are often going to be more than $20 BUT they include up to 4 bottles of wine per box. SO- I'm including them here because they are cost effective, less wasteful, and often cheaper than buying individual bottles.