Best Buy $15 and Under
Anselmo Mendes Passaros Escolha Vinho Verde 2021
Anselmo Mendes Passaros Escolha Vinho Verde 2021Regular price Regular Price: $10.99 Sale price
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Very aromatic in the nose with a strong presence of orange flower as well as citric and stone fruit aromas. Fresh and light mouth full of minerality. Ends long with very pure aromas of orange flower and leaf. - Winery.
Avignonesi Cantaloro Toscana Rosso 2018
Avignonesi Cantaloro Toscana Rosso 2018Regular price Regular Price: $11.99 Sale price
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A versatile, young red wine with a ruby red color and a bouquet characterized by inviting aromas of black cherry pie, black berries, thyme, red pepper grains and exotic spices. The taste is medium-bodied, fruity and smooth with a long lingering, dry finish, reminiscent of undergrowth, with an underlying hint of menthol. Blend: 60% Sangiovese, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot.
The renown Vino Nobile di Montepulciano producer Avignonesi doesn’t just make red wines for fancy dinners and cellaring - they make a delicious table red as well! An everyday wine to go with your pasta bolognese or slice of pizza. It’s called Cantaloro and is a blend of 60% Sangiovese, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot.
Cantaloro is soft on the palate, has gentle tannins, and drinks well above this silly low pricepoint. If there ever was a time to stock up with a case, this is it! Afterall, who do you want making your "house" red? A corporation who places a whimsical cartoon label on their wine or one of the most respected wineries of Italy? I know which I’m choosing.
Bodegas Edetaria Via Terra Garnatxa Blanco 2019
Bodegas Edetaria Via Terra Garnatxa Blanco 2019Regular price
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Originally $14.99 a bottle.
90 points James Suckling
A typical white with dried pear and lemon and some crushed cement and stone. It’s full-bodied, yet layered with a dry finish. Drink now.
Bodegas Lopez Vasco Viejo Mendoza Malbec 2021
Bodegas Lopez Vasco Viejo Mendoza Malbec 2021Regular price Regular Price: $11.99 Sale price
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A medium-bodied wine with surprising depth and savory notes for its modest price. It is forward and easygoing offering up an enticing nose of spice box and black cherry. This provides much pleasure and is an ideal barbecue wine. 3 months in French Nancy oak vats ranging in size from 5,000-25,000 liters. Organically farmed.
The Lopez family is now in its 5th generation with 4th generation brothers Carlos and Eduardo at the helm. The winery was founded in 1898 by Jose Gregorio Lopez Rivas. Jose immigrated to Argentina from Algarrobo in Malaga, Spain in 1886. In Spain, Jose was a grape and olive grower, and he came to Argentina to escape the devastation from phylloxera that had come to Andalusia. In Argentina, he worked very hard and saved money to bring his brother Rafael and his mother Feranda and other family members to Argentina. Jose and Rafael managed to rent a small piece of land in Maipu where they grew grapes and began to make their own wines. The first and founding brand was called “El Vasquito” and the current brand of Vasco Viejo pays homage to those wines
Casa Castillo Jumilla Monastrell 2020
Casa Castillo Jumilla Monastrell 2020Regular price Regular Price: $15.99 Sale price
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92+ points Wine Advocate
The 2020 Monastrell is pure Monastrell in this exceptional vintage for the grape (in previous years it had up to 20% Garnacha, but there was little Garnacha in 2020). The grapes come from sandy vineyards on the valley floor, and they fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and a shortish maceration. The wine matured in 500-liter oak barrels and 5,000-liter oak vats for nine months. In 2020, there were more grapes from old vines that were used before for the Vino de Finca, which was discontinued. This wine is very aromatic, elegant, expressive and reaching a level I have not seen before in this wine. It's refreshing, light, balanced, nuanced, with velvety tannins and very clean, really transcending its price point. Balanced is the word, and it's also available and affordable and sets the tone for the 2020s.
Castano Yecla Monastrell 2020
Castano Yecla Monastrell 2020Regular price Regular Price: $9.99 Sale price
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Another spicy monastrell with plums and blackberries and a mix of herbs, spices and cocoa nibs. Juicy, with a medium to full body, plush tannins and a velvety texture. Plush and very smooth with rich, succulent fruit. From organically grown grapes.
Marietta Old Vine Red Lot 73 NV
Marietta Old Vine Red Lot 73 NVRegular price Regular Price: $19.99 Sale price
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The NV OVR Lot 73 is composed mainly of Zinfandel with smaller portions of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Carignan and Barbera. Medium ruby, it offers intense red cherry, blood orange and apricot perfume with accents of rooibos tea leaves, red licorice, saline, lilac and loads of spicy nuances. The medium-bodied palate is light on its feet with soft tannins, bursts of refreshing acidity and detailed amaro accents on the long finish. This is so easy to drink!
Mary Taylor Filipe Ferreira Douro Tinto 2019
Mary Taylor Filipe Ferreira Douro Tinto 2019Regular price Regular Price: $14.99 Sale price
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Ramirez de la Piscina Reserva Rioja 2016
Ramirez de la Piscina Reserva Rioja 2016Regular price Regular Price: $16.99 Sale price
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Traditionally styled Rioja Reserva. Balsamic aromatics, complemented by undertones of red berries and earthiness. Notes of licorice and spice emerge on the palate.
18 months in French and American oak barrels, followed by two years in the bottle.
Saget La Perriere La Petite Perriere Sauvignon Blanc 2021
Saget La Perriere La Petite Perriere Sauvignon Blanc 2021Regular price Regular Price: $12.99 Sale price
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On the nose, a wide range of fragrances, from vegetal with ivy and acacia to fruity with peach and lychee. A fresh start, opening for persistent mineral and fruity notes with a lingering finish on the palate.
The Wolftrap Red 2020
The Wolftrap Red 2020Regular price Regular Price: $11.99 Sale price
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Initially a mite reductive, this Cape Rhône Ranger delivers a blast of flavours and great bang for buck. Rustic, savoury charcuterie and liquorice notes and tannins a gentle grip balance the spicy black, sweet red cherry preserve and blue fruits. Pure and juicy, the red fruit sings sweetly on day two (I would have sworn it was Grenache). Flavoursome but medium-bodied, it’s a brilliant summer and autumn red.
Syrah, Mouvedre, Viognier