Are you facing difficulty in finding good cheap red wine? There is no doubt that price is a major factor that you look for while purchasing wines. Everybody likes red wines very much but sometimes unable to afford it due to its high cost. More the quality of red wine more will be its price. The British call it ‘QPR’ i.e. quality price ratio.  Here is a list of cheap red wines that you can consider and enjoy your drink.

5 Types of Good, Cheap Red Wine


Zinfandel


5 Types of Good, Cheap Red Wine


 

  • Search for: 2012

  • $10-15: Italy, California and Primitivo from Puglia, Sonoma

 

It is one of the most popular red wines in the world. Zinfandel has spiciness and red fruit flavors in addition to lush fruit of Syrah. If you will go to California, you will find many old vineyards of Zinfandel there allowing you to taste about 100 year old wine. You can also enjoy high quality Zinfandel from a hillside estate in Sonoma or Napa by spending little more money. If you like bold red wines then you should buy Zinfandel having 15 percent ABV.

 

Malbec


5 Types of Good, Cheap Red Wine


 

  • Search for: 2009 and 2012 vintages

  • $10-15: Malbec, Argentina

 

You will be surprised to know that more than 75 percent of Malbec vineyards of the world are found in Mendoza, Argentina. The price of wine should have reduced for importers due to decreased value of Peso, currency of Argentina since 2010.  So you can get Malbec of amazing quality at low price in Argentina.

 

Shiraz


5 Types of Good, Cheap Red Wine


 

  • Search for: 2009, 2010 and 2012 vinatges

  • $10: Spanish Shiraz blends from Somontano, Jumilla , Yecla, La mancha and Castilla y Leon

  • $15: French Shiraz blends from Languedoc-Rousillon and Rhône

 

The three major places where you can get Shiraz or Syrah conveniently are Spain, Australia and France. You can also have Aussie Shiraz made from the commercial farms of Murray Darling in just $10. If you like to spend around $20 then you can enjoy Spanish Shiraz having unique leathery flavor as well as lush fruit of Aussie Syrah.

 

Pinot Noir


5 Types of Good, Cheap Red Wine


 

  • Search for: 2012 

  • $10-15:  2012 Pinot Noir from Argentina, Patagonia, France and  Languedoc Roussillon

  • $10: 2010–2013 Pinot Noir from Victoria, Australia

  • $15-20: 2012 Pinot Noir from California, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Central Coast and Sonoma

 

Though Pinot Noir is quite expensive due to its high demand and quality, you can get it at reasonable rates in Victoria, Australia and California. There is also another reason that increases the price of Pinot Noir i.e. these wines are grown with great difficulty.

 

Cabernet Sauvignon


5 Types of Good, Cheap Red Wine


 

  • Search for: 2009 and 2012 vintages

  • $15: Cabernet from Washington, Columbia Valley, Paso Robles and Lake County

  • $18-20: Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia, Chile and Argentina

 

It is one of the top red wines grown in many parts of the world. Cabernet Sauvignon grows in large vineyard area. It is hard to look for good QPRs in spite of abundant plantation of this wine but you can get it at economic rates in the four undervalued areas outside of Napa valley.

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