High-Scoring Italian Wines Under $20!

11 Jan High-Scoring Italian Wines Under $20!

2014 I Giusti & Zanza “Nemorino” Rosso, Tuscany
On Sale $12.99
“A silky-textured, savory red from Tuscany with cherry, chocolate and cedar flavors, and a fresh finish. Lively and focused. Fun blend of syrah and merlot. Drink now.”
91 points James Suckling

2015 Ferraris Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato, Piedmont
On Sale $16.99
“Rich and smoky, with a core of cherry and raspberry flavors, accented by floral hints. Firms up on the lingering, thyme- and chalk-lined finish. Drink now through 2023. 400 cases imported.”
90 points Wine Spectator

2012 Pianirossi Montecucco Sangiovese “Sidus,” Tuscany
On Sale $17.99
“Lots of dried-nut, sliced-chocolate and berry character on the nose and palate. Full body, firm tannins and a ripe, juicy finish. Lots going on here. One of the best wines of the Montecucco appellation. Drink after 2016.”
92 points James Suckling

2012 Monteti “Caburnio,” Tuscany
On Sale $15.99
“A linear, taut style, this exhibits cherry, almond, earth, soy and underbrush aromas and flavors. Focused, with precise balance and a firm, dense structure. Fine length. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Alicante Bouschet, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2018 through 2027. 6,000 cases made.”
91 points Wine Spectator

2013 Saracco Pinot Noir, Piedmont
On Sale $16.99
“I loved the 2013 Piemonte Pinot Nero. This is a fragrant and articulate wine that puts a high priority on freshness and varietal purity. The bouquet delivers vibrant aromas of wild berry, blue violet and candied cherry. The aromas are crisp and absolutely pristine. It’s worth mentioning the cooling menthol notes that wholly complete this very pretty picture. I would suggest a near-term drinking window just because the wine’s inner energy is so irresistible now.”
92 points The Wine Advocate

2012 Monte Antico Rosso, Tuscany
On Sale $10.99
“This is one of the best value Italian reds on the market. Medium to full body with dried cherry, milk chocolate and light chili aromas and flavors. Long and delicious. Caressing mouthfeel. Bright acidity. A blend of sangiovese, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Drink now. Screw cap.”
91 points James Suckling