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

Secret de Berticot 2016  Sauvignon Blanc
94 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Attractive, baked aromas and flavors of wildflowers, baked pears, honeyed dried apricots, and dried banana with a lively, dry light-to-medium body and a complex, long meadow brook stones, celery leaf, kiwi, lemon, and melon, and coconut water finish with fine, fruit tannins. A divine subtle white reminiscent of a picnic in the French countryside.
Awards: 2017 Top 2 Best Sauvignon Blanc
94 points $10.99 Best Buy
In Situ 2016 Riverside White Blend Aconcagua Valley
94 points
$11
Best Buy
Yellow color. Fruity, umami aromas and flavors of green apple, lemon-lime, pear, and vanilla with a soft, bright, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish with a suggestion of oak. A full-bodied white food wine with excellent structure.
Awards: 2017 Best Chilean White Wine
94 points $11 Best Buy
Robert Hall Winery 2016  Sauvignon Blanc
94 points
$16
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of melon, ripe banana, and pomelo with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a silky, appealing, medium-length apple, lemon curd, and fig finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A lovely well balanced sauvignon blanc with great smoothness and drinkability.
Awards: 2017 Top 2 Best Sauvignon Blanc
94 points $16 Best Buy
Brutocao 2015 Estate Bottled Hopland Ranches Chardonnay
94 points
$18
Best Buy
Gold color. Inviting aromas and flavors of dried apples in vanilla yogurt and toasted nuts with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long graham cracker and pear tart finish with well-integrated, medium tannins and light oak. A Chardonnay with great balance and charming fruitiness.
Awards: 2017 Top 2 Best Chardonnay
94 points $18 Best Buy
Taylors 2017  Riesling
94 points
$19
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of white blossoms, peach and mango chutney, passionfruit, and apple tart with a vibrant, fruity medium body and a complex, long lemon curd, kiwi in cream, and minerals finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A lush tropical riesling that delights the palate with lip smacking acidity and mouthwatering fruit.
Awards: 2017 Top 2 Best Riesling, 2017 Best Australian White Wine
94 points $19 Best Buy
Waikiwi Bay 2016  Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$6.96
Best Buy
Pale emerald straw color. Citrusy, grassy aromas and flavors of grapefruit zest, wheat grass, green almond, and dried green apples with a round, racy, light body and a sleek, captivating, long grapefruit curd, citrus pith, kiwi and kumquat relish, and lemon lime soda finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A bright and cheerful NZ sauvignon blanc with a great finish.
Awards: 2017 Top 2 Best New Zealand White Wine
93 points $6.96 Best Buy
Domaine de la Grenaudiere 2016  Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie
93 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Brilliant pale light gold color. Baked aromas and flavors of hawaiian bread with brunost, dried citrus wheels, unripe pear, and oyster shell with a round, lively, dry light body and an engaging, medium-long champagne vinaigrette, lemon sorbet, kumquat, and melon and nectarine finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. An ethereal Muscadet that will pair too perfectly with oysters.
Awards: 2017 Best Muscadet
93 points $9.99 Best Buy
Art of Earth 2016  Pinot Grigio
93 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Pale yellow straw color. Clean aromas of warm peaches, dusty grape skins, candied pineapple, and Sicilian nougat with a round, soft, fruity medium body and a stimulating, long tropical fruit glaze and passion fruit custard finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A delicious and pure Pinot Grigio fit for long dinners.
Awards: 2017 Top 3 Best Pinot Grigio, 2017 Top 2 Best Italian White Wine
93 points $9.99 Best Buy
Montevina 2015 Omira Hills Chardonnay
93 points
$10
Best Buy
Bright old gold color. Perfumed, fruity aromas of juicy pear, grilled peach a la mode, mango nectar, and apple blossom with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a layered, long apricot nectar, whole nutmeg, apple cinnamon compote, and vanilla yogurt finish with well-integrated, soft tannins and heavy oak. A terrific, singing wine, balanced with an endless finish.
93 points $10 Best Buy
Alias 2016  Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Pale straw green color. Clean, citrusy aromas of white grapefruit liqueur, marsh grasses, wheat grass, and graham cracker with a supple, lively, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-length chalk and sage finish with fine, silky tannins and a suggestion of oak. A crisp white with snappy flavors and precise balance.
93 points $10.99 Best Buy