Celebrate National Drink Wine Day with these cheap and delicious options

3 of 4

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: A bottle of McBride Sisters Wine Pinot Noir is seen during the Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival at Bazaar Meat at SLS Las Vegas Hotel on September 15, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Barcelona Enterprises)

Red wine

For some reason, when we think of red wines, we often think of a more refined palette. This also means we think of expensive bottles that are not as easy to snag from the local drugstore. But, there really are some delicious red wines on the market that won’t break the bank.

In fact, all of the options we found (and enjoyed) came in under the $20 mark. This means that even if you are looking to enjoy an upscale dinner at home, your wine doesn’t have to be expensive.

Robert Mondavi’s Private Selection Bourbon Aged Cabernet Sauvignon – Perhaps one of the best red wines out there, Cabernet Sauvignons are a favorite in the United States. And Robert Mondavi‘s is definitely one of the best inexpensive options on the market. At approximately $12 each, this is a red wine that has notes of chocolate and blueberry, as well as a rich smoke. This is the kind of red that pairs perfectly with sweets and desserts.

Risata Red Moscato – As a fan of Risata’s original Moscato, I had to give their Red Moscato a chance and I was definitely not disappointed. As a fan of sweeter wines, this gave me the sweetness I wanted without being overpowering. With hints of nectarine, strawberry, and raspberry, this is a wine I love sharing with friends. It is such a surprisingly delicious bottle that you may be surprised by just how perfect it is. And the fact that you can pair it with something like pizza or barbecue means this is the kind of bottle you always want on hand.

Alamos Malbec – When I saw this bottle of Malbec for just $10 I knew I had to give it a shot and I am so glad I did. This wine has a bit of spice to it, to go along with the blackberry, plum, and dark cherry notes. This is a full-bodied red wine that packs a punch, but with a finish that stays on the palate. Honestly, it just feels like you can’t go wrong with an inexpensive Malbec like this one.

Yellow Tail Pinot Noir – Another red wine that costs around the $10 mark is the Pinot Noir from Yellow Tail. With a touch of sweeter spices, as well as red berries and cherries, this is a red wine that is more fruity than most reds, while also being more medium-bodied. And with this Pinot Noir, you are getting a smoother finish that pairs well with any meal really.