Best Red Wines For Under $30

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Spokesman Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 / 750 ml.

Item #: 90984

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Olivier Ravoire Gigondas Armatura

2019 / 750 ml.

Item #: 528

JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, May 22, 2023
Notes of blackberries, cassis, black olives, dried thyme and licorice. Medium-to full-bodied with creamy but structured tannins. Flavorful finish with strawberries. An excellent Gigondas here. Drinkable now, but better from 2023. (Zekun Shuai)
WE9191 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 11/1/2021
This Grenache-dominant blend (augmented by a small proportion of Syrah) highlights rich, roasted black-plum and cherry compote flavors accented by streaks of granite and gun flint. Voluptuous in texture and finishing on fine, furry tannins, it’s an immediately enjoyable wine with a spicy char and cinnamon finish. Best now–2026. (Anna Lee C. Iijima)
VN9090 pts. - Vinous - Jan 2023
Deep garnet. Displays aromas of cherry and blackberry, along with hints of woodsmoke and black pepper. Gently chewy and broad on the palate, offering bitter cherry, dark berry and licorice flavors and a hint of succulent herbs. Dusty tannins add grip to a long, spicy finish that echoes the cherry note. (Josh Raynolds)
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France | Rhone | Southern Rhone | Gigondas

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Scarànto Amarone della Valpolicella

2020 / 750 ml.

Item #: 680

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Italy | Veneto | Colli Euganei

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Earthquake Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 / 750 ml.

Item #: 75644

WE9191 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 7/1/2022
This full-bodied, oak-spiced wine wraps delicious blackberry-jam and blueberry-pie flavors in moderate, velvety tannins for a mouthfilling, palate-saturating effect. The warm flavors are hard to resist. (Jim Gordon)
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Argyle Pinot Noir

2022 / 750 ml.

Item #: 76586

SP9292 pts. - Wine Spectator - Mar 25, 2024
Spry and sleek, with vibrant cherry and cranberry flavors that take on orange peel and dusky spice accents as this finishes with snappy tannins. Drink now through 2032. 55,000 cases made. (Tim Fish)

United States | Oregon | Willamette Valley

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Hermann J. Wiemer Cabernet Franc

2020 / 750 ml.

Item #: 76721

JS9191 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, April 28, 2022
Complex nose of herbs, savory notes and redcurrants. Quite a crisp palate, but with plenty of red and black currants. Good depth and healthy tannins are packed into the rather sleek body, together with lively acidity. Drink now.
WE9191 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 10/1/2022
Cohesive aromas of black cherry, black plum and tilled earth are lifted by savory accents of dewy herbs and crushed red pepper flakes in this well balanced Cabernet Franc. It shows smooth tannins on the palate that support the juicy berry and plum flavors, with a polish and poise to it all that makes it a delight to drink. (Alexander Peartree)
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La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

2022 / 750 ml.

Item #: 74894

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JS9090 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Sunday, June 4, 2023
Ripe and mellow character of dark berries, plum skins, blue flowers and sweet spices. Full-bodied, deep and succulent with powdery tannins and a fruit-forward, supple finish. Drink or hold. (James Suckling)
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Domaine des Meix Poron Savigny-Lès-Beaune Vieilles Vignes

“Les Pimentiers”
2012 / 750 ml.

Item #: 79384

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RouteStock Cabernet Sauvignon

2021 / 750 ml.

Item #: 82411

United States | California | Napa Valley

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Explore Top Red Wines For Under $30

Why Choose Affordable Red Wines?

Exploring affordable red wines like Merlot is a great way to dive into the wine world without spending too much. Merlot is known for its smooth tannins and rich fruit flavors, making it a perfect choice for both meat and vegetarian meals. You can find good Merlot wines under $30 from famous areas like Napa Valley and Sonoma Coast. Our selection includes well-known brands such as Earthquake and La Crema, which guarantee quality and value. Whether you're having a dinner party or just relaxing at home, these Merlots show that you don't need to spend a lot to enjoy excellent wine.

Tips for Enjoying Your Red Wines Under $30

To make the most of your Merlot without breaking the bank, serve it at room temperature, ideally around 65°F to 70°F. This warmer temperature allows the wine's rich flavors and smooth tannins to fully express themselves. Merlot pairs wonderfully with hearty dishes such as roasted meats, mushroom-based dishes, and hard cheeses. Feel free to explore different food combinations to discover the flavors that best complement your wine. Enjoying a delightful Merlot experience doesn't have to be expensive!

Frequently Asked Questions About Red Wines Under $30

Can I find a good Cabernet Sauvignon wine under $30?

Absolutely! While Cabernet Sauvignon is often associated with higher price tags, there are excellent options under $30 that deliver quality and taste. These wines can offer rich flavors of black currant, oak, and hints of spices. Our curated list ensures you get to enjoy premium taste without stretching your budget.

How does the flavor profile of Merlot under $30 compare to more expensive Merlot?

More expensive Merlots typically feature more layered complexity and a longer finish, but Merlots under $30 still provide a pleasurable drinking experience. Expect wines that offer a smooth texture with flavors of ripe plum and chocolate, coupled with soft tannins. These selections are both accessible and enjoyable, making them perfect for everyday enjoyment.

Are there any highly rated Shiraz wines available for under $30?

Yes, indeed! It's possible to find Shiraz wines under $30 that have been highly praised for their robust flavors and overall quality. These wines often boast rich notes of dark fruit, pepper, and spices. Our collection includes top-rated Shiraz options that promise great value and taste, ensuring you don’t miss out on quality while on a budget.