About Wine Cocktails

Wine cocktails are simply bottled and branded cocktails made with a wine base instead of spirits. Popular examples include: Sangrias, Mimosas, and Wine Spritzers.

Top Picks for Wine Cocktails

Barefoot NV Sangria California
90 points
$6.99
Bright ruby color. Smoky, fruity aromas of grilled berries, pencil eraser, boysenberry jam on toast, and baking spices with a satiny, vibrant, sweet medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-length finish with moderate oak flavor. A delicious and nuanced sangria with a smoky edge.
90 points $6.99
Velata NV Premium Sangria
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Bright dark ruby color. Spicy aromas and flavors of cinnamon, ripe raspberry, candied ginger, eucalyptus, and orange zest with a satiny, vibrant, moderately sweet medium body and a graceful, complex, medium-long finish with crunchy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A great bottled sangria; balanced, spicy, pure, with a great kiss of chewy tannins; a resounding YES from the panel.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Easley NV Reggae Margarita
90 points
$6.99
Silvery straw color. Aromas of lime and herb relish, lemongrass, and sour mix with a vibrant, sweet medium body and a captivating, medium-length candied yams and apples and lime sorbet finish. A very convincing and tasty wine based margarita, salud.
90 points $6.99
XOXO NV White Sangria Pinot Grigio
89 points
$9.75
Best Buy
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of lime leaf, georgia peach, ginger tea, bay, tangerine, and lemon verbena with a satiny, crisp, moderately sweet medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length finish that shows notes of saffron and butter-poached pear with a suggestion of oak flavor. Summer and spice in a glass.
89 points $9.75 Best Buy
Twirl NV Sangria California
89 points
$13.95
Best Buy
Dark ruby color. Vinous aromas of cherry, graphite, pomegranate, and apple jacks with a satiny, vibrant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, carefree mixed melons, candied orange peel, fruit salad, and aromatic bitters finish with light oak flavor. A wine-centric, food-friendly red sangria for tapas night.
Awards: Exceptional Value
89 points $13.95 Best Buy
Viva La Fruita NV La Fruta Sangria California
89 points
$15.95
Best Buy
Light ruby-garnet color. Herbal aromas and flavors of tropical fruit punch, pine, eucalyptus, and black cassis with a satiny, lively, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish that shows notes of pineapple, sliced oranges, and dried cherries with a suggestion of oak flavor. A cheerful sangria with an herbal edge.
89 points $15.95 Best Buy
Glunz Wines NV De La Costa Red Sangria Paso Robles
88 points
$12
Best Buy
Dusty garnet color. Candied aromas and flavors of lime aid, candied lavender, and orange and fruit punch sodas with a soft, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a graceful, relaxed finish with accents of floral waters, spiced berry relish, and honeyed apples. A tasty sangria with nice fruit an spice character.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Sangria California
88 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Black violet color. Perfumed aromas and flavors of black raspberry, sweet pea blossom, peach melba, and black currant with a round, crisp, fruity medium body and a silky, breezy finish with leafy tannins and no oak flavor. A vibrant fruity perfume leads to a well-structured sangria that is very party-friendly.
88 points $6.99 Best Buy
Sol de Ibiza NV Red Sangria
87 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Garnet black color. Spicy, attractive aromas and flavors of horchata and spiced cranberries and nuts with a supple, bright, moderately sweet medium body and a polished, medium finish displaying touches of fruit punch with ginger ale, spiced apples and oranges and melons with no oak flavor. A fun lively sangria that goes down easy.
87 points $11.99 Best Buy
Glunz Wines NV De La Costa White Sangria Paso Robles
87 points
$12
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of white peach, wheat grass, and cantaloupe rind with a round, crisp, sweet light body and a smooth, brisk finish displaying elements of ginger-peach tea and fruit punch with no oak flavor. A sweet and peachy white sangria that doesn’t skimp on fruit or fun.
87 points $12 Best Buy