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 Sparkling Wine

Johnson Estate NV May Carbonated White Wine American
94 points
$15
Best Buy
Bright yellow straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of grape jelly, wild lemon, and preserved peach with a round, crisp, fizzy, off-dry light-to-medium body and a seamless, medium-length roasted nuts, dried pineapple, and cream soda finish with coating, silky, soft tannins and a suggestion of oak. An exemplary sparkler with terrific effervescence and a nuanced approach to Vidal blanc.
Awards: 2017 Best Specialty Sparkling Wine
94 points $15 Best Buy
Bonaval NV Brut Rosado Cava DO
93 points
$10
Best Buy
Bright pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of white chocolate graham crackers, strawberries yogurt, plantain skin, and hint of rubber leaf with a supple, tangy, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a compelling, medium-length pomegranate white raspberry relish, blood orange with cornichon, nut brittle, and wet limestone finish with a suggestion of oak. A rich flavorful cava with mouthwatering acidity.
93 points $10 Best Buy
Vallformosa  Collecció Brut Cava DO
93 points
$20
Best Buy
Brilliant yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of candle wax, starfruit, and white mulberry jam with a lively, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, complex, long melon, yellow apple, caramelized green pear, and coconut water finish. A sophisticated and nuanced Cava that is also simply delicious.
93 points $20 Best Buy
Lunetta NV  Prosecco
92 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of summer peach, honeysuckle, lilac, sweet basil, and starfruit with a silky, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity full body and a seamless, charming, medium-length sweet almond and sea salt finish with no oak. A tasty, crowd-pleasing prosecco with lovely depth of flavor.
92 points $13.99 Best Buy
Castellroig NV Brut Cava DO
92 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Clear straw green color. Fresh, yeasty aromas and flavors of greenhouse, cucumber, white flowers, palmier cookie, and dried tropical fruit with a round, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an appealing, medium-length finish with soft, fruit tannins. A rich and yeasty cava for celebrations and toasts.
Awards: 2017 Top 2 Best Spanish Cava
92 points $14.99 Best Buy
Deshora NV Brut Cava DO
92 points
$15
Best Buy
Golden yellow color. Elegant aromas of pink apples, baklava, rosemary, baguette with floral jam, lime, and allspice with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a subtle, medium-long white peach, white flowers, apricot flesh and stone, and almond crescent cookies finish with crunchy tannins and light oak. A fine cava with plenty of elegant intrigue sophisticated nuance; try cellaring!
Awards: 2017 Top 2 Best Spanish Cava
92 points $15 Best Buy
Louis Revoir NV Cuvee Prestige Brut Champagne
92 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Bright straw color. Aromas of sour apple, pear, lemon rind, and yeast with a crisp, bubbly, dry medium-to-full body and a medium-length , and baking spice finish. A character-rich and sophisticated champagne.
Awards: 2017 World Value Wine Challenge Best Value French Champagne Brut NV
92 points $19.99 Best Buy
Santo NV  Moscato dAsti DOCG
91 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Sweet, floral aromas of honeycomb, honeysuckle, lilac, and orange blossom with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and an effortless, medium-length apricot nectar, cantaloupe, tangerine sorbet, and golden raisin chutney finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. A very pleasant and elegant Moscato d’Asti perfect for celebrating before or after the meal.
Awards: 2017 Top 2 Best Moscato d'Asti
91 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV  Prosecco DOC
91 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of tropical fruits, golden raisins, and white blossoms with an tangy, finely carbonated, off-dry medium body and a stimulating, long mandarin oranges, kiwi-apple relish, and acacia honey finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A delicious, lively fruit driven off-dry Prosecco
Awards: 2017 World Value Wine Challenge Best Value Italian Prosecco Exceptional Value
91 points $9.99 Best Buy
VOGA NV Brut Prosecco DOC
91 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Bright yellow straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of honeyed pears and nectarines and nougat with a round, vibrant, effervescent, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, intricate, long lemon-lime curd, banana, pickled peach, and minerals finish with crunchy, fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A bright, lively mouthwatering Prosecco that is sure to please.
91 points $12.99 Best Buy