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Favorite Reds under $15.00

BucketheadBuckethead Posts: 285
edited 8:05AM in Off Topic
I love wine tips for great red wines under $15.00. I am a red wine type, not a wine snob but a lover of really good affordable wines. Don't get me wrong I love Silver Oak and Jordan but not everyday practical. So what's your favorite wine under $15.00. may be a great thread for others to share great ideas.


  • My goto table wine, everyday drinkable is Gnarly Head cabernet. I buy it by the case for under $10 per btl.
  • JBJB Posts: 510
    Turner Road Cab is pretty good at $10-12 bucks a bottle. There was a Malbec I used to drink all the time called Crios for $14-15/ bottle that I really liked a lot. Haven't seen it in a few years though.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,972
    if it aint mateus it aint no use. :laugh: i dont need any better ;)
  • bubba timbubba tim Posts: 3,216
    My fav red? Mad Dog 20 - 20. What else? :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
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  • GunnarGunnar Posts: 2,305
    LBGE      Katy (Houston) TX
  • GunnarGunnar Posts: 2,305
    Mark West is a reasonable Pinot Noir for around $12 in a typical store and currently under $10 in the Sam's near us.
    LBGE      Katy (Houston) TX
  • crghc98crghc98 Posts: 1,006
    Ravenswood Merlot
  • MtnBlueMtnBlue Posts: 109
    I ran across a killer Malbec from Argentina that is within your price range if you can find it.

    Dona Paula, Los Cardos

    The 2007 was outstanding but the 2008 is very good too. It's a screw cap wine but that just makes it easier to drink by the glass.

    I've tried several other Malbecs from Argentina when I couldn't find that specific one and so far I haven't been disappointed.
  • Argentine Malbecs are nice. I also like several Chilean Cabs that are very reasonable.
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    I agree with Frank with the Chilean Cabs in this price range, particulalry those by "Concha Y Toro".
    Pinot's in this range seem of lower quality.
    An all time favorite is "Old Vines Red" by Marietta Cellars in Sonoma County. Many upscale restaurants serve this as their house red. It is truly a great wine.
  • sebastiani pinot
    bulls blood
  • troutmantroutman Posts: 498
    Chilean wines will please you. My favorites are

    Montes - cab or their carmenere (sp?) if you can find it, which is better than the cab

    Concha Y Toro - cab - someone else also mentioned it

    The 1996 year is very good, but other years are fine. Usually around $11 on sale, $13 all the time. Carmenere is a buck or so more. Enjoy.

    PS: Oh yeah, and the Cline Old Vines Zinfandel, if you find it on sale, is outstanding and below $15. Liars Dice from Murphy Goode is also great.
  • It's nothing too special but we keep a bottle or two around of Black Opal Shiraz. I'm not a big wine person but my wife seems to like it.
  • DeplesisDeplesis Posts: 215
    Our favorite red quaffers for under $15.00
    McMannis Petit Sirah or the Cab
    Casillero del Diablo a nice Chilean Cab
    Montes Cab or Melbec Argentina
  • DeplesisDeplesis Posts: 215
    Montes also has a Carmenere Cab blend that is really nice but it come in around $16.00, But if you like the cab try the blend it is really smooth
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