Alan Cuenca knows his wine. We asked the owner of Durango’s Put a Cork In It for five great wine selections under $20. If you like to keep things thrifty, this list is for you.
Lander Jenkins Chardonnay 2013
Classic California-styled chardonnay. This family-owned and farmed chardonnay hits the mark with classic tropical fruits, toasty oak, a touch of vibrant acidity and a smooth creamy finish. Best of all, it’s sustainably farmed!
Frey Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Delightfully clean and crisp with notes of lemon and pineapple. This wine is organically farmed and vinified with no added sulfites. An excellent choice for sushi, Thai or halibut.
High Valley Zinfandel 2012
Amazing value! This full-bodied, spicy wine offers everything a Zin aficionado seeks with notes of black pepper, raspberries and a smooth vanilla finish. Also sustainably farmed.
Chateau Laval 2012
Very unique wine from the Costieres de Nimes in the Rhone Valley of France. This medium-bodied blend of syrah/grenache/mourvedre offers a complex array of flavors of black pepper, raspberries, baking spices and high-toned acidity. Excellent cocktail or food wine that is organically farmed.
Sineann ‘Pisa Terrace’ Pinot Noir 2013
This black cherry gem comes from Central Otago, New Zealand. Dark cherries, baking spices, vanilla and an elegant silky long finish. Organically farmed with minimal SO2.