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Top 20 Wines Under $20: Bottles That Get My Vote

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Ortas La Domelière Rasteau 2013, Rhône A.C., France: Produced by Cave de Rasteau, this rich, concentrated southern French red wine offers aromas and flavours of black cherry liqueur and dark spices. Pair with hearty meat dishes, especially grilled hamburgers. Drink: 2014-2018. 222927 14.50% XD 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 89/100. August 8, 2015 Best Value Red Wine. Heavenly Hamburger Wine Full Review
Château Moncontour Tête De Cuvée Brut Vouvray, Loire A.C., France: What a bargain for such a crisp, toasty bubbly! Lovely bright green fruit. The French writer Honoré de Balzac featured this winery in his novel, La Femme de Trente Ans. Lovely lemon lift on the finish. Perfect as an aperitif or companion to seafood and great novels. A toasty, nutty French sparkling wine from the Loire Valley. These bubblies are rare finds, and this one represents tremendous value. Clean, crisp finish. Drink: 2014-2017. 207936 12% D 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 89/100. August 8, 2015 Fantastic Fried Chicken Wine Full Review

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