Best White Wines Under $20

It’s never too early to stock up on your favorite spring and summer Porch Pounders. With so many great options for white wines under $20, you will never have to break your wine budget again. Other people have wine budgets too right?

Use your wine budget to expand your white wine cellar. Whites age well too! Invest in some of our favorite white wines for under $50 for those special occasions.

Here are our top 10 choices for Best White Wines Under $20

L’Ecole 41 Old Vines Chenin Blanc 2017, Columbia Valley, Washington, USA $16.99

#29 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Best Buys 2018! As vineyards are replacing old vines with more profitable grapes, older vines and their wines are becoming very rare.

This bone dry wine is filled with aromas and flavors that are equally full of mineral and tropical fruit.

Citrus, passion fruit, apricot, peaches, yellow apples, and slate will have you seeking out all old vine wines.

 

 

 

Mohua Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Marlborough, New Zealand $16.00

 

 

This critically acclaimed Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough is a great value wine full of tropical flavors.

Lime, orange, pear, passionfruit meet basil and lime leaves. This is a classic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with a twist of peppery white flower flavor.

The perfect wine for an afternoon of sitting on the porch.

 

 

Clos des Lunes Lune Blanche 2016, Bordeaux, France $19.99

A rarity white blend from Bordeaux of 70% Semillon and 30% Sauvignon Blanc.

Juicy and intense flavors of pear, lime, saline, and floral notes will be the perfect pairing for a grilled salmon dish or Sunday barbeque.

 

 

 Dr. Loosen Red Slate Dry Riesling 2017 Mosel, Germany $17.99

Just what the doctor prescribed, a classic dry Riesling from Mosel. This is the dry version of the “Blue Slate” Kabinett Dr. Loosen Riesling which is about the same price if you crave something a bit sweeter or want to pair with spicy Asian cuisine.

Grown in estate-owned vineyards, these grapes are specifically grown to make dry Riesling. Fermentation in neutral oak casks adds texture and softens the acidity. You will get intense flavors of minerality, flowers, and citrus.

 

 

 

 Martin Ray Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2017 Sonoma Coast, California, USA $20.00

This classic and sophisticated Sonoma Chardonnay boasts a whopping 13.8% alcohol.

Rich aromas of lemon curd and pear will meet layered flavors of honey, orange blossom, vanilla bean, and light oak flavors.

This Chardonnay is an excellent food wine but can also be appreciated on its own.

 

Burgans Albarino 2017, Rias Baixas, Spain $14.99

This custom cuvee is grown in a cooperative vineyard in Salnes, a sub-zone of Rias Baixas known for producing wines high in minerality characters.

Rich flavors of peach, apricot, and melon lead the way in this stone-fruit forward wine. This classy Spanish Albarino finishes with saline, slate, and chalk flavors.

 

 

Sokol Blosser Evolution White Blend, Nonvintage, Dundee Hills, Oregon, USA $15.00

This nonvintage blend of nine different white grapes makes for a very unique layered profile. The ability for this blend to be paired with a large variety of foods will make this your go-to white wine.

Delicious flavors of peaches n’ cream, lemon meringue pie, and bright citrus flavors will give you a taste of summer all year long.

Pair with cheese plates, salads, and eclectic cuisine.

 

 

Saracco Moscato d’ Asti 2017, Asti, Piedmont, Italy $18.00

A consumer favorite, this classic Asti is sweet and sexy with a slight effervescence.

Golden in color with a creamy mouthfeel. This wine is very aromatic and filled with flavors of peach, orange blossoms, honeysuckle, and sage.

Serve chilled as an aperitif or dessert.

 

MAN Vintners Chenin Blanc 2017 Agter-Paarl, South Africa $9.99

What a bargain! This free-run wine is the perfect representation of outstanding Chenin Blancs that South Africa is famous for.

Aromas of quince and apricot will meet flavors of stonefruit, citrus, apples, and minerality on the finish.

Serve chilled as an aperitif or paired with chicken, shellfish, or vegetable dishes.

 

 

Nigl Freiheit Grunder Veltliner 2017, Kremstal, Austria $19.99

#48 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2018

This traditional Austrian Gruner Veltliner has flavors of pear and lime with notes of grass and flowers.

This wine is balanced and ageable for up to five more years.

 

 

What are your favorite white wines to drink in the spring and summer?

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