Best Inexpensive White Wine

219278
Secret de Berticot
2016 Sauvignon Blanc
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.
94 points $10.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218613
Robert Hall Winery
2016 Sauvignon Blanc
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.
94 points $16 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219665
Brutocao
2015 Estate Bottled Hopland Ranches Chardonnay
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.
94 points $18 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219808
Waikiwi Bay
2016 Sauvignon Blanc
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.
93 points $6.96 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
217166
Crane Lake
2015 Pinot Grigio
Bright clear yellow straw color. Tropical, floral aromas and flavors of guanabana, orange chiffon, honeysuckle, and toasted meringue with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, complex, medium-long pineapple and lime, coconut water, and pistachio nougat finish. A delicious, tropical fruit forward pinot grigio that is sure to please.
93 points $6.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219441
Domaine de la Grenaudiere
2016 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie
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.
93 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219807
Art of Earth
2016 Pinot Grigio
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.
93 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219077
Monteviña
2015 Omira Hills Chardonnay
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220399
Alias
2016 Sauvignon Blanc
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
216892
Repartee
2015 Vintner's Reserve Bergerac Blanc
Golden yellow color. Fruity, savory aromas and flavors of grapefruit, white pepper, and straw with a bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, compelling, spiced peach and fig custard finish with no oak. A smooth and even sauvignon blanc led blend with rich fruit and structure.
93 points $11.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab