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Top 20 Wines Under $20: May 2015

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Trio Reserva Concha Y Toro Merlot Carmenère Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Rapel Valley, Chile: This full-bodied Chilean red wine offers vibrant aromas and flavours purple plums. Smooth and gulpable. Great price. Great for pizza. Originally, winery owner Don Melchor de Concha y Toro married French woman, Emiliana Subercaseaux, who owned a vineyard planted with Bordeaux vines. This is a red wine blend of mostly Merlot, plus Carmenère and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Pair with gourmet hamburgers. Drink: 2013-2017. 433920 13.50% XD 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 89/100. May 2, 2015 Best Value Red Wine. Best Beef Wine Full Review
Small Gully Mr. Black's Little Book Shiraz 2013, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: I love a little black book reading with a sympathetic robust red wine that has a big vocabulary when it comes to aromas and flavours, like this one! Rich and full-bodied with fleshy ripe blackberry, mint and black olive aromas on the nose. Layers and smooth, with polished tannins and a long finish. Terrific mouth-watering juiciness. You put on the jazz music and I'll pour the wine, deal? Drink: 2013-2017. 287979 15% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 91/100. May 2, 2015 Best Value Red Wine. Harmonious Hard Cheese Wine Full Review

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