While it may still feel hotter than hell outside, the fall season is right around the corner. August is almost over and Pumpkin Spice Lattes are already creeping out of the woodwork. Time goes by so fast, it’s unreal. We may have to say goodbye to some summertime fads like bikinis and short shorts, but at least we will always have wine.
Wine never leaves us, it’s there when we need it most (all of the time.) However, we do have our seasonal favorites when it comes to vino. These are just a few of our fall selects you need in your cellar this year and they’re all under $20. You’re welcome.
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1. Domaine de la Grande Colline Vin de Table de France Le Canon 2013 ($19.99)
If you’re looking for a more natural wine to add to your fall collection, this is the best choice. The Le Canon is a pale red that’s pure, earthy, and refreshing. Not to mention, it gives off those fall aromas of red fruit and flowers. So if you want to brag to your gal pals about being more “organic”, this is the wine for you.
2. Bodega Cauzón Spain Mozuelo 2014 ($19.99)
Not only does this wine have a badass and unique label, but it is another very natural wine. Known for its vibrant and savory garnacha, this blend has a refreshing touch of bitterness and is just 12.5% alcohol. Depending on what kind of night you’re looking to have, this good be a positive or a negative.
3. Equipo Navazos Jerez Fino En Rama ($17.99)
This affordable sherry is known for its textured and more dimensional tastes due to little or no filtering. It’s been singled out for high quality and rich flavor. Not to mention, the bottle is just kind of cute, right?
4. Domaine Ilarria Irouléguy Rosé 2014 ($19.99)
We had to throw a nice Rosé in to give your fall some variety. This Ilarria Irouléguy is from the extremem southwest of France and works naturally in the cellar. It’s known for elemental tastes of iron and minerals making it the perfect cold-weather rosé.
5. Broadside Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 ($15.99)
According to the NY Times, this cab has the character of a classically shaped California cabernet. It possesses the freshness, fruit, and herbal accents and just enough tannins to give it that little grip. If a cab is your drink of choice, this is the perfect pic for fall season.
6. Fattoria di Sammontana Chianti 2012 ($18.99)
This Chianti is purely intoxicating. Delicious in its purest form, it offers pure floral flavors, cherries, and earthy tones “with firm tannins that grip pleasantly as you swallow.” Fall is the ideal season for earthy flavors.
7. Shinn Estate North Fork of Long Island Mojo Cabernet Franc 2014 ($17.99)
This fresh local wine is so easy to drink it’s a little dangerous. With juicy and crisp red fruit flavors and a touch of bitterness, it’s the perfect drink to get you in the fall spirit.
8. La Pepière Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie Clos de Briords Cuvée Vieilles Vignes 2014 ($17.99)
NY Times calls this Muscadet a “concentrated, richly textured, and resonant wine.” Its herb and citrus inspired flavors will send you soaring into Fall with style.
9. Mas Marer Montsant 2012 ($14.99)
This wine, aside from its creative label design, is full of rich and hearty flavors. It’s a full-bodied blend with primarily garnacha and syrah. Yet another vino perfect for your fall collection.
Happy Wine Wednesday!
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