Five Perfect Poolside Wines under $20

Five refreshing picks to pair with a day in the sun.



At times we just can’t resist doing a cannonball off the diving board. Couple that with a refreshing splash of wine, and you’ve got yourself an extraordinary sun-kissed summer day.

Here are 5 poolside wines under $20:

Cycles Gladiator, 2015 Central Coast Chardonnay, 13.5%, $11. A tasty wine that’s a steal at this price. The stone fruit makes it a standout, with just the right oak treatment: light. While it’s not complex, it is layered.

Edna Valley, 2015 Central Coast Sauvignon Blanc, 13.7%, $15. Grassy, with notes of grapefruit, lime and mineral. It’s a refreshing quaff, great for the budget-minded.

Sidebar, 2015 Russian River Valley Rosé, 12.5%, $21. This is knockout, a bone dry rosé with aromas and flavors of watermelon, strawberry and mineral. It finishes crisp, with a lingering note of strawberry.

Lindeman’s, 2015 Bin 85 Pinot Grigio, 12.5%, $11. This pinot grigio has bewitching aromas of jasmine and white nectarine. Notes of apple and pear in the mix. Delightful. Finishes crisp.

DeLoach 2014 California Chardonnay, 13.5%, $12. This chardonnay is floral with a kiss of orange blossom and, on the palate, notes of honeydew melon and pear.