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Top 20 Wines Under $20: The April Hope Springs Eternal Edition

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Cousiño Macul Antiguas Reservas Chardonnay 2013, Maipo Valley, Chile: Great value for this full-bodied, toasty Chilean Chardonnay. In 1969, the Cousiño-Macul winery made the first Antiguas Reservas Chardonnay, a trademarked designation reserved for the producer's best Chardonnay from the vintage. A small part of this white wine was matured for 7 months in small French oak barrels, and an even smaller amount was put through a malolactic fermentation to soften some of the acidity. Pair with veal chops. Drink: 2013-2016. 730044 13.50% D 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 88/100. April 4, 2015 Best Value White Wine. Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review
Cape Point Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Cape Point W.O., South Africa: Lemon zest and lemongrass aromas with grapefruit freshness and sunshine happiness. Clean and refreshing. Finishes with white grapefruit and lime zest. Great value. An incredibly great wine for the money! This South African Sauvignon Blanc over delivers on every dimension: taste, food friendliness and price. Try it with fresh seafood. Drink: 2013-2016. 285221 13.50% D 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 90/100. March 21, 2015 Best Value White Wine. Sensational Shellfish Wine Full Review

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