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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 Dessert Wine

Tomasello NV Blackberry Wine New Jersey
95 points
$12.95
Best Buy
Burnt sienna color. Aromas of tamarind, ripe strawberry, raspberry syrup, pineapple confection, spiced grapefruit, and passionfruit with a racy, very sweet medium-to-full body and an effortless, intricate, long honeycomb, lychee, and bing cherry finish with well-integrated, fruit tannins. A serious fruit wine with excellent complexity and depth; a superior after-dinner choice.
95 points $12.95 Best Buy
Ferraris 2017 Dulcis in Fundo Malvasia di Casorzo
92 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Siam color. Perfumed aromas of ripe wild strawberry, orange zest, and magnolia with a round, spritzy, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length huckleberries in creme finish with no oak flavor. A very friendly and juicy sweet red spritzer that will be a divine alternative to Lambrusco or Brachetto.
92 points $17.99 Best Buy
Easley NV Reggae Red
89 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Ruby color. Fruity aromas of grape jelly, jasmine, and peach skin with a velvety, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a medium-length strawberry fruit snacks finish. A juicy, grapey wine with an all-American attitude; drink ice cold with spicy, rustic American meals.
89 points $6.99 Best Buy
Johnson Estate 2017 Estate Grown Pink Sweet Wine Catawba
89 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Ruby color. Aromas of musk, lemon gummies, grape soda, and cream soda with a round, vibrant, very sweet medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long orange sherbet, peony petals, strawberry jelly, and saffron finish with no oak flavor. A balanced and refreshing dessert wine that highlights classic Catawba character.
Awards: '2018 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Dessert Wine $10 and Under'
89 points $8.99 Best Buy
Carletto NV Ricco Dolce Sweet Red Italy
89 points
$10
Best Buy
Violet color. Aromas of candied raspberry, apple, mint, and strawberry confection with a supple, crisp, spritzy, sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length sweet pea blossom, chocolate with crystalized violet petals, and rooibos tea finish. A juicy, slightly floral sparkler that will be delicious with chocolate cake.
89 points $10 Best Buy
Frost Bitten 2016 Ice Wine Riesling
89 points
$14
Best Buy
Bright golden yellow color. Inviting aromas of sweet peach pie, honeysuckle, lychee, and gingerbread with a glycerous, bright, very sweet medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length honey nougat, pears in syrup, white pepper, and cantaloupe finish. A fragrant and likable ice wine with great spice nuances sitting just below honeyed fruit.
89 points $14 Best Buy
Holly Hill Farms NV Egg Nogg Germany
88 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Opaque creamy golden yellow color. Confected aromas and flavors of egg tart, ground nutmeg, vanilla bean gelato, and lemon yogurt with a creamy, vibrant, very sweet fat body and a sleek, medium-length finish with notes of orange pekoe tea, spiced pears, sugar cookies, animal crackers, and gingersnaps. A creamy festive treat to brighten the holidays.
88 points $6.99 Best Buy
The Naked Grape NV  Moscato
88 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Sweet, floral aromas and flavors of botan rice candy, lime sorbet, rainbow sherbet, and candied pears with a silky, bright, sweet light-to-medium body and a graceful, brisk finish evoking suggestions of peach iced tea with no oak flavor. A sweet and juicy moscato with a big floral bouquet.
88 points $6.99 Best Buy
Sutter Home NV  Moscato
88 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Straw green color. Floral, sweet aromas and flavors of honeycomb, lily, honeysuckle, and tangerine with a satiny, bright, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a sleek, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of sweet apricot confection, lime sorbet, and candied coconut with no oak flavor. A sweet and floral moscato with nails the style.
Awards: '2018 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Dessert Wine $8 and Under'
88 points $7.99 Best Buy
Johnson Estate 2017 Estate Grown Sweet Wine Concord
88 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Light ruby color. Fruity aromas and flavors of faux florals, grape jelly, pink peppercorn, and hibiscus with a satiny, bright, sweet medium body and a smooth, cheery finish conveying impressions of peach skin and red apples with no oak flavor. A fun and juicy wine to serve on ice.
Awards: '2018 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Dessert Wine $10 and Under'
88 points $8.99 Best Buy