POSTED ON November 12, 2009 | IN Wine Bargains, Wine Information | BY Joe Becerra

In the last post, the Vintage Wine Club listed their favorite white wine bargains for the holidays so this post is all about our favorite bargain reds. As we described previously, the Vintage Wine Club members are daily wine drinkers and constantly span the wine departments and wine stores for bargain wines. We know our prices and our wines. When we find a great bargain we share it with others and post it on Good Cheap Vino.

Malbec, Malbec, Malbec! These are the very best deals around. There are so many good ones, too many to list. Here are just a few that are delicious at these bargain prices. Andeluna at Molly Stone’s for $11. La Posta at K&LWines for $14.99. Melipal for $15 at BevMo.

At Weimax in Burlingame, we like the Santa Ema Merlot from Chile and according to owner Gerald, who we trust completely, it is as good as a Napa Merlot that sells for $40. The Santa Ema sells for around $10.

Joe loves the Juan Gil at a local Costco store for $11.50. This wine is from Jumilla, Spain, and is the varietal Monastrell, elsewhere it is known as Mourvèdre.

vintageRay picks the MontGras Cabernet from Chile at BevMo for around $10, and Mike and Joe think the Preludio Cabernet from Mendoza for $13 at BevMo tastes like a wine that should cost $25. Mike also likes the Castle Rock Columbia Valley at Trader Joe’s for $6 and Ray likes the Old Moon Zin at TJ’s for $6.

Pinot Noir wines are tough wine bargains to find. Here are two: Castle Rock Mendocino Pinot Noir $10 at Trader Joe’s, and Alpen Cellars Pinot Noir, Trinity County, $17 at K&L Wines or by the case from the winery for $9 a bottle.

Let us know if you have any thoughts on these wines or have a recommendation you would like to share.