Whether you are looking for the perfect red wine for a special occasion or want to build up your wine collection, we’ve got you covered.
Here are our top 10 Best Red Wines Under $50.
Outpost Howell Mountain Zinfandel 2016, Napa Valley, California, $49.99
This critically acclaimed Zinfandel from the Howell Mountains of Napa Valley is extremely aromatic and juicy.
This Zinfandel has rich flavors of preserved blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are met with hints of exotic spices, cedar, chocolate, and leather.
This is a great wine to age and can be kept for over a decade and is a bargain price for $50.
Paul Autard Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015, Rhone, France $41.99
A classy Chateauneuf-du-Pape blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre made from old vines. Full-bodied and full of dark berry, black pepper, and cocoa flavors.
This wine will age well for over a decade.
Shaw & Smith Shiraz 2015, Adelaide, Australia $32.99
This cool-climate Adelaide Shiraz is elegant and balanced.
Chewy flavors of brambleberries, cherries, dried plums, black pepper, slate, and jerky are never-ending with the drawn-out finish.
This is a great wine for a current special occasion or to be tucked away for a decade.
Nieto Senetiner Don Nicanor Barrel Select Malbec 2016, Mendoza, Argentina $24.99
Don’t let the long name fool you, this is a familiar Mendoza Malbec at a very fair price.
A uniquely deep color profile with shades of purple and blue will lead you into violet and blueberry aromas. Flavors of plum, cassis, minerals, and light oak will pair well with aged cheese and roasted red meats.
Drink now or hold for up to five years.
Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block Red Blend 2016, Franschhoek Valley, South Africa $38
This carefully thought out blend is made from 79% Syrah, 11% Grenache, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cinsault, and 1% Viognier. Aromas of white pepper are followed by flavors of dark berries, black pepper, plums, and cocoa.
This silky smooth wine can be opened now or in a decade.
Quinta do Crasto Douro Red Reserva Old Vines 2015, Portugal $47
Portugal isn’t only dessert wines. This Reserva is a bold red blend made from Old Vines averaging 70 years of age. Hints of oak and spice compliments the flavors of cherry, plum, and currant.
Serve alongside hearty meat and game dishes. This wine can be aged for 20+ years.
The often forgot about Greece produces amazing wines from indigenous grapes. This is a classic 100% Xinomavro. Aromas of strawberry, cherry, and rose are followed by rich flavors of oak notes and ripe red and dark berries.
It is recommended that you age this wine five years before serving with pork or other red meats.
B. Leighton Olsen Brothers Vineyard Syrah 2015, Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washingon $49.99
This highly acclaimed boutique winery has been awarded #52 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 in 2018 for their Syrah. Tobacco, sage, cocoa, gravel, and plum are combined to make this profile unique and earthy.
It is recommended to cellar for another few years before enjoying. 100% Syrah.
MELI Dueno de la Luna Carignane 2012, Maule Valley, Chile $45.99
Dueno de la Luna is translated to Owner of the Moon. This small producer is known for being the first to plant Carignan vines in Chile. Juicy and herbaceous, boasting flavors of dark fruits and spices.
A whopping 15% ABV. The wine has softened nicely but could also be aged another couple of years if preferred.
Daniel Largeot Beaune Les Greves Premier Cru 2015, Cote de Beaune, Cote d’Or, Burgundy, France $44.99
Just what you would expect from a Cote de Beaune Pinot Noir. Light, silky, and smart. Tart flavors of cranberry, mushrooms, plum, cherry, and Italian herbs fill the palate.
A bit more oak influence gives it a toastier flavor.
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