Best Blended Reds under $20

This could be a big list. From the French vineyards to some great Australian, South African and California blended reds. We can't forget that Niagara also makes some pretty good reds as well. So let's pour our way through some of the best blended red wines on the market.

Rib Shack Red - South Africa (under $13 - LCBO )

70% Pinotage blended with 30% Shiraz yields an earthy and fruit rich blend. Great with BBQ ribs.

Ogier Ventoux - Cotes du Rhone, France (under $12 - LCBO 569095 )

A Grenache and Syrah blend from the Ventoux AOC region of the Rhone Valley in France. This is a well rounded wine with good acidity balanced with plum and a slight chocolate flavour.

The Wolftrap - Swartland South Africa (under $14 - LCBO - 292557)

Primarily Syrah (82%) with some Mouvedre (16%) and Viognier (2%). Lots of dark fruit with some pepper at the end.

2011 Beso de Vino Seleccion- Carinena, Spain (under $10 - LCBO - 231787)

15 year old Syrah (85%) blended with 40 year old Granacha (15%) at a price point under $10 is an unbelievable value. This Spanish blend has an almost inky dark purple colour with rich flavours of prune and plum. An excellent value.

2014 Menage a Trois - California (under $17 - LCBO - 308007)

An interesting ruby red blend of Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with aromas of dark fruits jam which carries through to the palate. The wines are fermented separately and blended afterwards to achieve a consistency year after year.

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