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10 Best Red Wines of 2020 – Best Red Wine for Health –

Posted: May 28, 2020 at 11:48 am

A good glass of red wine is one of lifes great pleasures. Its also one of the healthier alcoholic beverages to choose. Red wine has less natural sugar than white, and it boasts more iron, potassium, and carotenoids (good for eye health) too. While studies are mixed on resveratrol, a buzzy antioxidant found in red wine, its possible that these polyphenols may help prevent damage to blood vessels and protect against cholesterol buildup. Obviously, you shouldnt drink wine to get your daily nutrients or think of it as your main defense against heart damage. And we know we sound like a broken record, but the benefits of red wine are only beneficial when you drink in moderation! One standard (5 oz. of wine at 12% alcohol content) drink for women and two for men is generally considered to be safe. More than that, and youre doing more harm than good. But if youre down to drink responsibly and are looking for a few recommendations, these are our favorite American-made red wines to enjoy in 2020:

1Melville 2017 Estate Pinot Noir


Pinot Noirs have the highest levels of resveratrol, and Melvilles Pinot Noir is about as close to perfect as you can getand reasonably priced at $38. Made at its Rita Hills estate and aged in French oak barrels, it features a complex, fruit-forward aromatic blend of pomegranate, rhubarb, tangerine zest, and cherries. Its balanced, fresh, and vibrant.

2Cuvaison 2017 Estate Pinot Noir


This wouldnt be a wine list without a selection from Napa Valley, and from there we have to go with Cuvaison, a family-owned winery founded in 1969. Its Estate Pinot Noir is a little pricier than our Melville pick, at $42 a bottle, but for a special occasion its worth it. Youll find the aromas of rose petals, strawberries, and plumsand dark fruits on the palatehard to resist.

3Scribe 2018 Carneros Pinot Noir


While Napa is the most famous part of California wine country, I secretly prefer Sonoma (at least to visit!). My favorite wine there is Scribe, founded by two brothers in 2007. This 2018 Pinot Noir blend came with its return to normal after the 2017 North Bay fires and the years of drought that preceded them. Here, youll get spice from Martini grapes rounded out by the earthiness in Pommard grapes.

4La Crema 2018 Monterey Pinot Noir


Big Little Lies fans will love La Crema, a winery partially based in Monterey, where the popular show is filmed. Its 2018 Pinot Noir is reasonably priced at $28 and features flavors of plums, cranberries, and raspberries. The winemakers highlight its distinct minerality and notes of barrel spice.

52017 Justin Right Angle


Another wine-making area I love in California is Paso Robles, and there my favorite is Justin. A good go-to is the 2017 Right Angle, a unique, full-bodied blend of cabernet, petite verdot, petit sirah, and malbec. Youll taste ripe black fruit, vanilla, and oak upon your first sip. Its affordable too, at $28 a bottle if you're a wine society member (and it's free to sign up).

6Cooper Mountain 2017 Pinot Noir


Now were moving north, to the Willamette Valley in Oregon, where good wine often comes a little cheaper than in trendy California. One favorite is Cooper Mountain, which is organically grown and biodynamic. Its signature (and most affordable, at $28 a bottle) Pinot Noir is sourced from its three oldest estate vineyards and bursts with forest floor fruitblackberries, raspberries, and blueberries.

7Willamette Valley Vineyards 2018 Whole Cluster Pinot Noir


Even more economical at around $24 a bottle, Willamette Valley Vineyardss Whole Cluster Pinot Noir is certified sustainable and incredibly versatile. The winemakers call it liquid fruit salad in a glass because it opens with aromas of ripe black cherry, strawberry, black currant, and raspberry. Itll go perfectly with any BBQ dish this summer.

8Montinore 2017 Red Cap Pinot Noir


Montinore Estate is the largest producer of certified estate wines made from biodynamic grapes in the country (and its family-runKristin Marchesi manages the estate with her father!). Pinot Noirs are their specialty, and the 2017 Red Cap comes in at a great price point, just $24 a bottle. It's medium-bodied and has cherries, plum, and "a kiss of chocolate"on the palate.

9Bryn Mawr 2015 Tempranillo


Yes, finally! A red that isnt Pinot Noir! I love Bryn Mawr vineyards in Salem, OR, because the winemaker and vineyard director is a woman, Rachel Rose. One of her speciality wines, the 2015 Tempranillo, is outstanding. Youll have to pay for it, at $50 a bottle, but thats because this blend ages in barrels for at least two years and then bottles for at least one prior to release, which allows the tannins to soften and flavors to concentrate.

10Left Coast White Pinot Noir

Now heres something coola blend that combines the beauty of a Pinot Noir with the brightness and acidity of a white wine. This started out as an experiment at Left Coast and is now one of its most popular varietals. Pure Pinot Noir juice is fermented in stainless steel, then aged on the lees. Youll taste honeysuckle, pear, peach, and pineapple with a smooth, refreshing finish.

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