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 White Wine

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 flavor. A round, lengthy, and poignant Muscadet fit for only the finest seafood.
95 points $17 Best Buy
Barone Montalto 2017  Pinot Grigio
93 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas of lemon zest, chervil, orange blossom, and honey with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length acacia and fresh pear finish with no oak flavor. A rich and layered pinot grigio with charming white floral notes and vibrant acidity.
93 points $9.99 Best Buy
Domaine de la Grenaudiere 2017 La Grenouille Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie
93 points
$16
Best Buy
Light emerald straw color. Herbal aromas of meyer lemon zest and bay leaf with a round, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length cantaloupe, halvah, underripe orchard fruit, and apricot muffin finish. A very dry, savory Muscadet that will elevate any shellfish dish.
93 points $16 Best Buy
Calamity Sue 2016  Riesling
93 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Perfumed aromas of dried apricot and pineapple, petrol, vanilla licorice, and carnation with a round, lively, fruity medium body and an even, complex, long yuzu marmalade, pineapple tea cakes, matcha, and ripe mango finish with fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. An excellent Riesling from Arroyo Seco; stylish, refined yet outgoing.
93 points $17.99 Best Buy
Maddalena 2016  Chardonnay
93 points
$18
Best Buy
Bright gold color. Aromas of dried apricot, pressed flowers, constant comment tea, fresh baked apple pie, white chocolate, and broiled meyer lemon with a velvety, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, charming, medium-long caramel buttercream, shortbread, lime leaf, roasted sweet potato, and toasted coconut flake finish with coating tannins and moderate oak flavor. An opulent chardonnay that fills the palate with decadent fruits and exotic spice.
93 points $18 Best Buy
Whitehaven 2017  Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$20
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Citrusy, tropical aromas and flavors of tropical fruit salad, grapefruit marmalade, and yellow pepper with a supple, tangy, petillant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an even, intricate, very long finish revealing notes of green apple, peach, honey, and wheatgrass with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A great sauvignon blanc with rich tropical flavors and a long, satisfying finish.
93 points $20 Best Buy
Giacondi 2016  Pinot Grigio
92 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Clear emerald straw color. Fruity aromas of lime cordial, orange candies, crushed pineapple, and dried thyme with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long wet stone, coriander, ripe apricot, and kumquat finish with no oak flavor. A lengthy and sophisticated Pinot Grigio that will be an excellent companion to fish.
92 points $8.99 Best Buy
Voyager Point 2017  Sauvignon Blanc
92 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Tropical aromas of ripe grapefruit, guava flavored cotton candy, papaya and banana salad, and gooseberry with a satiny, crisp, light body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length lemon gummies, limestone, and white pepper finish with no oak flavor. A juicy, tropical fruit salad of a Sauvignon Blanc; balanced and vivid.
92 points $9.99 Best Buy
Sierra Batuco 2018 Reserva Sauvignon Blanc
92 points
$12
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas of gooseberry, grass clippings, ruby red grapefruit, celery leaves, melon granita, cumin, and fennel and dill with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, interesting, long passionfruit, white pepper, cilantro, and pipi du chat finish with no oak flavor. A nicely concentrated dry Sauvignon Blanc for true fans of the varietal.
Awards: '2018 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $15 and Under' Best Value Chilean Sauvignon Blanc Exceptional Value
92 points $12 Best Buy
Domaine Paul Buisse 2016  Sauvignon Blanc
92 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Fresh, tropical aromas of passionfruit custard, starfruit and grapefruit coulis, fresh snap pea, iris, and mango candies with a lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, distinctive, medium-long wet stones, apricot stone, and aloe vera finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A cheerful, elegant sauvignon blanc with a great finish and ample finesse.
92 points $12.99 Best Buy