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

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d'Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne 2013, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: Winemaker Chester Osborn has a terrific reputation for his shiraz and cabernet wines, but this white blend of Viognier with about one-third Marsanne grapes is terrific! Not a lot of oak, but it combines with the fruit vibrancy to create an intriguingly rich and delicious wine. Aromas of apricot and white flowers with a dash of spice on the finish. Pair with mild curries and spices. Drink: 2015-2018. 662775 13.10% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 92/100. September 5, 2015 Top Rated White Wine. Spectacular Spicy Wine Full Review
Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2014, Swartland, South Africa: Tremendous value in this South African red wine made from Syrah grapes! Aromas of fleshy rich and ripe black and purple plums with blackberry liqueur. Perfect for pizza night, especially at this price. Drink: 2014-2018. 595280 14.60% XD 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 89/100. September 16, 2015 Best Value Red Wine. Heavenly Hamburger Wine Full Review

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