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

Kringle Cream NV Latte
91 points
$15.99
Best Buy
Opaque taupe color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate milkshake, malted milk balls, shortbread, and Stroopwafel with a supple, crisp, sweet fat body and a graceful, engaging, medium-long finish conveying hints of butterscotch and white chocolate. A dreamy dessert beverage that packs decadent, creamy flavor in a wine-based cocktail.
91 points $15.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Sangria California
90 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Dark violet color. Spicy, tropical aromas of brown spices, tropical fruit salad, and cherry soda with a soft, bright, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, long fruit punch and orange sherbet finish with no oak flavor. A delicious, well-made Sangria that rivals homemade.
90 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Sangria California
90 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Dark violet color. Spicy, tropical aromas of brown spices, tropical fruit salad, and cherry soda with a soft, bright, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, long fruit punch and orange sherbet finish. A delicious, well made sangria that rivals a homemade one.
Awards: Best Value Sangria
90 points $6.99 Best Buy
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 smooth, nuanced, 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
La Catrina NV Strawberry Margarita Wine Cocktail
88 points
$15.99
Bright pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of watermelon candies, strawberry smoothie, key lime spritz, and orange sherbet with a satiny, vibrant, petillant, sweet medium-to-full body and a silky, medium-length finish. A fun, crushable strawberry margarita that satisfies.
88 points $15.99