Thursday, July 28, 2016

A list by Wine Correspondent Ralph Del Rio of Great Red Wines to be on the lookout for $25 and under... with a few exceptions.

By Ralph Del Rio, Wine Correspondent

I was asked by a friend to put together a list of red wines, short of notes, that I thought were a good buy to put in his wine cellar. The idea is to come up with some age-worthy wines under $25. So I took a crack at it and while I was putting the list together I realized that there were a lot of great wines on this list. These wines not only are great to drink today but could go 4-5 years and maybe a whole lot more. I hope you enjoy this shopping list. I have had the opportunity to taste all of these wines wines

It is 2016 and these are the wines to be on the lookout for. The majority are available for under $25 and under. There are a few exceptions because I wanted to get some very tasty French wines on this list…all wines are under $40

Good Luck, Enjoy and Happy Shopping!

2011 Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial Sardon de Duero, Ribera del Duero (750ml)

2014 Daou Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles (750ml)

2012 Bodega Norton Privada, Mendoza (750ml)

2010 Castello di Bossi Berardo Chianti Classico Riserva, Chianti (750ml)

2013 M.Chapoutier Domaine de Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem, Cotes du Roussillon Villages (750ml)

2013 Villacreces Pruno, Ribera del Duero (750ml)

2012 Montes Alpha Syrah, Colchagua Valley (750ml)

2012 Fattoria Poggiopiano Chianti Classico, Chianti (750ml)

2011 Frescobaldi Castello di Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva, Chianti (750ml)

2012 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa (750ml) $32

2013 Ladera Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa (750ml) $29

2013 Newton Cabernet Sauvignon Unfiltered, Napa (750ml) $34

2012 St. Clement Cabernet Sauvignon Oroppas, Napa (750ml) $39

2012 Chateau Haut Bergey Rouge, Pessac-Leognan (750ml)

2006 Chateau La Vieille Cure, Fronsac (750ml)

2012 La Fleur de Bouard, Lalande de Pomerol (750ml) $29

2012 Chateau La Tour Carnet, Haut-Medoc (750ml) $33

2012 Saint Damien Les Souteyrades, Gigondas (750ml) $29

2013 Saint Cosme, Gigondas (750ml) $34

2010 Domaine Pallieres Gigondas Les Terrasse du Diable, Gigondas (750ml) $36

2013 Chateau Saint Roch La Chapelle, CĂ´tes du Roussillon (750ml) $29

2012 Ridge Zinfandel Three Valleys, Russian River (750ml)

2012 Condado de Haza Tinto, Ribera del Duero (750ml)

2011 Allegrini Palazzo della Torre, Veneto (750ml)

2012 Tikves Bela Voda, Tikves (750ml)

2014 Turley Wine Cellars Juvenile Zinfandel, California (750ml)

2013 Duorum Colheita, Douro (750ml)

2012 Zolo Reserve Malbec, Uco Valley (750ml)