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 Fortified Wine

Savory & James NV Fine Ruby Porto Portugal
90 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Interesting, nutty aromas of caramelized peanuts, caramel covered popcorn, and blackberry jam with a slightly chewy, lively, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a peppery, compelling, medium-length sweet tarragon and milk chocolate finish with chewy tannins and light oak. A complex and nutty ruby port that over-performs for the category.
90 points $10.99 Best Buy
Savory & James NV Fine Tawny Porto Portugal
89 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Copper color. Spicy aromas of leather wallet, ripe forest berries, fresh foraged herbs, and spiced orange tea with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a refreshing, medium-long bread pudding with caramel sauce, dried dates and figs, and eucalyptus finish with light oak. A lip-smacking, fruity tawny Porto for after dinner, cocktails, or cheese pairings.
89 points $10.99 Best Buy
Savory & James NV Deluxe Medium Amontillado Sherry Jerez
89 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Mahogany brown color. Toasty, yeasty aromas of raisin, panettone, cocoa powder, and almond meal and fresh baked croissant with a satiny, racy, off-dry medium body and a warming, captivating, medium-long dried figs and dates, chocolate batter, and anisette biscotti finish with fine, silky tannins and light oak. A rich and chocolatey Amontillado with singing acidity.
89 points $10.99 Best Buy
Savory & James NV Deluxe Dry Fino Sherry Jerez
87 points
$10.99
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Golden straw color. Attractive, savory aromas of Marcona almonds with sea salt, dense bread, and salt preserved lemon with a round, racy, dry medium body and a tingling, medium-long fallen apple, burre blanc, cinnamon stick, and coconut flesh finish with well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak. A nicely salty Fino for hors d’ouevres.
87 points $10.99 Best Buy
Savory & James NV Deluxe Quality Cream Sherry Jerez
87 points
$10.99
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Clear chocolate brown color. Attractive, yeasty aromas of fresh baked bread and chocolate covered dried fruits with a syrupy, vibrant, very sweet fat body and a tingling, carefree candied pecan, bran muffin, dried apricot and castelvetrano olive, and rum soaked raisin finish with soft tannins and a suggestion of oak. A satisfyingly sweet cream sherry for cocktails and desserts; try it over gelato or creme caramel.
87 points $10.99 Best Buy
Augusta Winery 2013 Estate Bottled Vintage Port Chambourcin
87 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Dark brown brick red color. Aromas of raisin bread, toasted coconut, molasses, spicy mexican hot chocolate, cola, salted nuts, and violet with a round, vibrant, sweet medium body and a peppery, delightful, medium-length carob cookies, cinnamon coffee cake, dried dark fruit, and bourbon barrel finish with medium tannins and moderate oak. A very bright and spicy port-style wine with astounding acidity; cellar for several more years.
87 points $13.99 Best Buy
Johnson Estate NV Cherry Wine American
86 points
$15
Best Buy
Bright brick red color. Sweet, fruity aromas of overripe raspberry, grape jelly jar, and gooseberry with a satiny, tangy, very sweet medium body and a peppery, easy sour peach, grape jelly and Nutella sandwich, chocolate covered mixed nuts, and black pepper finish with medium tannins. A sweet and rustic American fortified wine that will be very fun after dinner or in cocktails.
86 points $15 Best Buy