About Best Buys

Best Buys are wines that deliver great taste at a great price. We use an algorithm that compares the ratio of a product's suggested retail price to our score in order to calculate our Best Buy list. If you're on a budget, these bottles 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
Heron Hill Winery 2017 Semi-Dry Riesling
93 points
$15.99
Best Buy
Clear straw green color. Grassy, green, herbal, hoppy aromas and flavors of cut grass, petrol, flint , starfruit, mango skin , dried pineapple, and passionfruit with a silky, dry full body and a smooth, nuanced, medium-long finish displaying accents of white peach, pineapple, jalapeño skin, ripe pear, peach yogurt, and apple skin with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A memorable Finger Lakes Riesling with stellar minerality and elegant finish.
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
Portlandia 2018  Pinot Gris
93 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Aromas of honeycomb, apricot, white tea, and lime with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, complex, long dried pineapple, sweet papaya, minerals, hints of grapefruit zest, and fresh grass finish with no oak flavor. Bright, lengthy, elegant; this generous Willamette Pinot Gris has it all.
93 points $16.99 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
Maddalena 2017  Chardonnay
93 points
$20
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Inviting aromas and flavors of caramel apple fritter, toasted croissant, baking spices, and kiwi with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a seamless, complex, medium-long finish displaying shades of spiced pineapple, apricot, and meyer lemon with moderate oak flavor. A rich and oak-centric Chardonnay with great style and length.
93 points $20 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature 2018  Pinot Grigio
92 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of diced apples in Greek yogurt, ripe apricot, pressed flowers, and golden kiwi with a supple, bright, dry light body and a long finish. A sophisticated northern Italian Pinot Grigio that will be great with shellfish.
92 points $5.99 Best Buy
Leaf Plucker 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
92 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of buttered apples, pineapple relish, toasted Hawaiian roll, passionfruit, grilled asparagus, and tropical spices with a satiny, fruity light body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length finish with no oak flavor. A flamboyant and outgoing toasty Sauvignon Blanc with character for days.
92 points $8.99 Best Buy