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Top 20 Wines Under $20: Surrender Summer in September? Never!

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M. Chapoutier Belleruche 2013, Rhône Valley AOC, France: Rich, savoury and full-bodied: this southern French red wine has it all. This is a Rhone Valley blend of Grenache and Syrah from one of the region's most respected producers who has been making wine since 1808. The price point is amazing for this quality. Drink: 2014-2018. 328831 14% D 750 mL  $16.95 Score: 90/100. September 5, 2015 Best Value Red Wine. Blissful Blue Cheese Wine Full Review
Bodegas Castano La Casona Monastrell 2014, Yecla, Spain: This supple, full-bodied Spanish red wine is made from 100% Monastrell grapes. The winery (bodegas) is located in south-eastern Spain in the region of Yecla. The grapes are sourced from dry farmed vineyards that average in age between 40 and 60 years old. Aromas of blackberry and cassis with smoke. Pair with a rare steak. Drink: 2015-2017. 143743 13.50% XD 750 mL  $10.95 Score: 90/100. November 12, 2016 Best Value Red Wine. Smart Buy Wine Full Review

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