About Best Buys

Best Buys are wines that deliver great taste for a great price. We use an algorithm that factors the ratio of the products suggested retail price to our score and the bottle size to calculate our Best Buy awards. If you are on a budget, our Best Buys can't be beat.

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Best Inexpensive Wine

Denada 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Dark dusty garnet color. Aromas of cumin, toasted walnut, marinated beef, and cedar with an fat body and an intricate, medium-long blackberry thicket, pink peppercorns, smoked tea, and minerals finish with leafy, woody, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A complex and substantial Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon with surprising depth, terroir and nuance; this could easily pass for a second growth Bordeaux.
95 points $7.99 Best Buy
Berton Vineyards 2017 Metal Label Black Shiraz
95 points
$14
Best Buy
Deep purple color. Herbal aromas and flavors of menthol rub, eucalyptus incense, spicy blueberry cobbler, and lemon-thyme rub with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, nuanced, long pomegranate-cardamom chutney, cranberry-choke cherry relish, cedar bark, and buckwheat honey finish with crunchy, chewy tannins. A perfectly Oz tribute to St. Joseph, with absolutely pristine acidity and length that reflects the limestone soils, and will age beautifully.
Awards: '2018 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $15 and Under' Best Value Australian Shiraz Exceptional Value
95 points $14 Best Buy
Caricature 2015 Estate Grown Old Vine Zinfandel
95 points
$15
Best Buy
Dark deep purple color. Fruity aromas and flavors of dried raspberry, toasted coconut, blackberry leaf, licorice, hot cherry wood shavings, and pink pencil eraser with a slightly chewy, crisp, fruity sweet medium body and a peppery, delightful, medium-long graphite, sun dried tomato, and lemon pepper finish with well-integrated, crunchy tannins and moderate oak. A delicious and balanced Lodi Zin that tantalizes the senses with elegant fruits and sophisticated spice.
95 points $15 Best Buy
Saracco 2017  Moscato dAsti DOCG
95 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Aromas of acacia, turkish delight, honeysuckle, and peaches in cream with a round, vibrant, very sweet medium body and a smooth, involved, medium-long baby’s breath, mango lassi, pineapple confection, poured fondant, and candied pear finish. A very sweet, completely delicious Moscato that drapes that palate in opulence.
95 points $16.99 Best Buy
Perle de Mer 2017  Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie
95 points
$17
Best Buy
Light straw color. Aromas of bouquet garni, crispy plantains, apple chutney, and wool with a round, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, complex, long wet stone, pineapple conserve, apricot skin, heirloom pear, jasmine, and white pepper finish with no oak. A round, lengthy, and poignant Muscadet fit for only the finest seafood.
95 points $17 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature 2016  Pinot Noir
94 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Pale light ruby color. Savory aromas and flavors of marinated beets, crispy bacon, dried cherries, and baking chocolate and hint of wax with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long craisin, alpine herbs, roasted nuts, and hint of menthol mint finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A toothsome savory pinot noir with lots of nuances and great pairing potential.
94 points $9.99 Best Buy
Tomasello NV Cranberry Wine
94 points
$12.95
Best Buy
Bright light ruby color. Aromas of spicy cranberry relish and pickled cherries and berries with a full body and a refreshing, long floral honey, tangerine, and chalk finish with chewy, earthy tannins. A clean, powerful and pure cranberry wine that will be great with desserts, cheeses and cocktails.
94 points $12.95 Best Buy
Villadoria 2015 Senatore Primo Piemonte DOC
94 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Bright ruby color. Clean, floral, fresh, fruity, herbal aromas and flavors of spray roses, dried cranberry, clove, and wild strawberry with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, refreshing, buoyant rose wood, raspberry, orange zest, and blueberry finish with silky, soft tannins and a suggestion of oak. A fresh, charming blend from Piedmont with lovely structure and pretty fruit and floral notes.
94 points $13.99 Best Buy
Ivory & Burt 2015  Zinfandel
94 points
$15
Best Buy
Dark ruby black color. Spicy aromas of wild raspberry preserve, fine leather, chocolate gelato, mint jelly, mesquite, rye, and garlic scapes with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium body and a peppery, elegant, long white balsamic, marinated strawberry, bergamot, nutmeg, and strawberry leaf finish with moderate oak. A wild, zingy, upstanding Lodi Zinfandel that makes a great match for rich steaks.
94 points $15 Best Buy
Sobon Estate 2015 Rocky Top Zinfandel
94 points
$18
Best Buy
Dark ruby black color. Inviting aromas and flavors of wood and leather armchair, spiced dried berries apricots, and figs, honey roasted yams and root vegetables, and floral honey with a velvety, bright, fruity medium-full body and a tingling, complex, long black raspberry pie a la mode, spiced creme brulee, pistachio nougat, and cedar and pepper finish with soft, dusty tannins and moderate oak. A rocking zinfandel with lush, concentrated fruit, creamy oak and warming swaggering finish.
94 points $18 Best Buy