There’s something special about enjoying the warm evening air and cooking up a batch of delicious burgers for dinner.  So whether you prefer beef, turkey, lamb or veggie patties, the right glass of wine will elevate your meal.  Here are a handful of bottles available for $20 or less that will compliment any and all of your choices.

St. Francis 2015 “Claret” Blend

Grape(s): 52% Merlot, 26% Malbec, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 3% Petit Verdot

Region: Sonoma County Ca

Price: 15-20

Tasting Notes:

Blackberries, cherries, and currants meld with aromas of anise, herbs, and clove on the nose. Flavors of blueberry, blackberry, and cassis play among nuances of brown spice, licorice, and herbs on the palate. Nicely structured and rich, open a bottle with cheese burgers fresh from the grill.

Rating: 90

Gnarly Head 2016 Zinfandel

Grape(s): Zinfandel

Region: Lodi, California

Price: 5-10

Tasting Notes:

A nose of dark fruit, spice, cocoa, and coffee aromas greets the senses. Smooth tannins frame flavors of blackberries, black cherries, and plum, along with hints of pepper and chocolate covered coffee beans. Light with a balance of fruity and savory, it’s worth a try for the price.

Rating: 88

Locations “CA” 4 Red Blend

Grape(s): Tempranillo, Barbera, Petite Sirah & Grenache.

Region: California

Price: 15-20

Tasting Notes:

The nose brings together aromas of black cherries, raspberries, and boysenberries, alongside accents of spice and thyme. On the palate, flavors of plum, raspberry, and dark cherry come forth, backed up by suggestions of herbs and smoky oak. A lighter-style wine but it has some nice savory character, could work nicely with turkey burgers from the grill.

Rating: 90

Pedroncelli 2016 “Mother Clone” Zinfandel

Grape(s): Zinfandel

Region: Dry Creek Valley, Ca

Price: 15-20

Tasting Notes:

There’s raspberries, boysenberries, and plums mingling among notes of clove and white pepper on the nose. Plush tannins frame highlights of blackberries, boysenberries, and raspberries on the palate, alongside accents of brown spices and peppercorns. Medium-bodied and balanced in flavors, it will work well with lamb burgers.

Rating: 89

Hermon 2016 Mount Hermon Red

Grape(s): Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, & Cabernet Franc

Region: Golan Heights, Israel

Price: 10-15

Tasting Notes:

A combination of blueberries and blackberries come together among suggestions of caramel, anise, and citrus zest on the nose. Lots of blueberry, blackberry, and black cherry flavors emerge on the palate, accented by whispers of vanilla, orange peal, and violets. Offering polished tannins and solid complexity for the price, it’s worth checking out.

Rating: 90