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. A round, lengthy, and poignant Muscadet fit for only the finest seafood.
95 points $17 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
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
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
Candoni 2016  Pinot Grigio
93 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of apricot, honeycomb, limestone, and dried fruits and nuts with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, complex, medium-long raspberry pavlova, lime zest, and Turkish delight finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A beautiful, delicate, serious expression of pinot grigio.
Awards: 2017 Top 3 Best Pinot Grigio, 2017 Top 2 Best Italian White Wine
93 points $12.99 Best Buy
Picket Fence 2015  Chardonnay
93 points
$15.99
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Inviting aromas of homemade iced pear pie and caramelized crushed pineapple with a slightly chewy, crisp, fruity medium body and a sleek, interesting, medium-long buttery crumble, nutmeg, toasty oak, and wet stone finish with coating tannins and heavy oak. An appealing, lengthy and oaky Chardonnay.
93 points $15.99 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
Polvaro Tenuta 2016 Oro Blanco Delle Venezie IGP
93 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Pale golden straw color. Floral aromas of aloe vera, tropical flowers, magnolia, and fresh juicy pear with an bright, fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-long ripe green apple, coriander and cardamom, and honey butter finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A weighty and perfumed white with great complexity and character.
93 points $16.99 Best Buy
Sidewood 2017  Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$18
Best Buy
Pale clear silvery emerald straw color. Interesting, savory, fruity aromas and flavors of tropical fruit basket, grilled grapefruit and plantain, and pickled root vegetables with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, nuanced, long lime herb relish, wheat grass, and minerals finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. A wonderfully layered and expressive tropical sauvignon blanc with great style and balance.
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 green apple, peach, honey, and wheatgrass finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A great sauvignon blanc with rich tropical flavors and a long, satisfying finish.
93 points $20 Best Buy