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September 2020 - World Value Wine Challenge

September 2020 - World Value Wine Challenge
This month's Wine feature is World Value Wine Challenge Wines

World Value Wine Challenge Reviews

Risata 2019  Moscato dAsti DOCG
92 points
$14
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Floral aromas and flavors of peony flower patch, acacia and chestnuts honey, apricot puree, and pecan tree with a supple, tangy, effervescent, moderately sweet full body and a subtle, long finish displaying accents of peach sorbet, sultanas, and tangerine and melon sorbets with no oak flavor. An ebullient bubbly bursting with fresh, floral, fruit and honey flavors.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Sparkling Wine $15 and Under' Best Value Moscato dAsti Exceptional Value
92 points $14 Best Buy
Cantina Zaccagnini 2019 Dry Rosé Wine Terre di Chieti IGT
92 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Silvery pink color. Herbal aromas and flavors of exotically spicy cranberry tart, lavender and thyme satchel, white vermouth, and rooibos with a supple, vibrant, medium body and an even, delightful, medium-long finish imparting overtones of pickled cherries, wild strawberry granita, and herbal tea. A wonderfully herbal, savory and umami-forward Rosé that will crush it at the table.
Awards: 2020 World Value Wine Challenge - Best Value Italian Regional Rose Exceptional Value
92 points $16.99 Best Buy
Made By James 2017  Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$19
Best Buy
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of toffee, roast plum, raspberry tart, suede, and clove with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, nuanced, long finish that presents notes of chai latte and glazed nuts with well-integrated, firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. An upstanding Monterey County Cabernet with good aging potential; serious and captivating.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $20 and Under' Best Value US Cabernet Sauvignon Exceptional Value
92 points $19 Best Buy
Alamos 2016 Selección Malbec
92 points
$20
Best Buy
Indigo color. Aromas of stewed raspberry and blackberries, flaked dark chocolate, prociutto, ginger, nutmeg, and sweet tea with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and an even, complex, medium-long ripe plum, black toast, and hazelnut spread finish with well-integrated, firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A layered, complex Malbec with serious body and depth; great for upscale grilled fare.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $20 and Under' Best Value Argentine Malbec
92 points $20 Best Buy
Wakefield/Taylors 2019  Riesling
92 points
$20
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Attractive, inviting aromas and flavors of wet stone, yuzu marmalade, pickled ginger, honey, and geranium with a satiny, vibrant, bone-dry light body and a sleek, elegant, long finish manifesting notes of orange zest, hints of anise, and coriander seed with no oak flavor. A fantastic Riesling with beautifully integrated flavors, singing floral high notes and great ageability.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $20 and Under' Best Value Australian Riesling
92 points $20 Best Buy
It’s a Headsnapper 2018  Malbec
91 points
$10
Best Buy
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of bubbly dark berry tart, chocolate graham crackers, cola float, and eucalyptus with a silky, vibrant, fruity full body and a sleek, interesting, medium-length finish revealing notes of turtle candy, blueberry tart, and cedar with soft, chewy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A supple and juicy Malbec that is sure to please.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Red Wine $10 and Under' Exceptional Value
91 points $10 Best Buy
Don Rodolfo 2019  Malbec
91 points
$11
Best Buy
Dusty deep purple color. Aromas of ripe blackberry, plum pie, red apples, bay, orange tea, and toast with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, engaging, medium-length black toast with mixed berry jam and spice cookies finish with moderate oak flavor. A juicy Malbec with the rich fruit you crave.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $15 and Under' Exceptional Value
91 points $11 Best Buy
Harken 2019 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
91 points
$14
Best Buy
Straw green color. Roasted aromas and flavors of warm pineapple upside down cake, herb roasted nuts, blonde tobacco, and ginger snaps with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, captivating, medium-long finish imparting notes of caramel apple with fine, fruit tannins and light oak flavor. A spot on, old school California Chardonnay that hits all the fruity and toasty oak notes.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $15 and Under' Best Value US Chardonnay
91 points $14 Best Buy
Villa Puccini 2016  Chianti Riserva DOCG
91 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of crushed blackberries, leather, autumn leaves, roasted chestnut, licorice, and spice cake with a satiny, vibrant, dryish medium body and a smooth, complex, long finish that shows accents of dark chocolate and candied orange peel with light oak flavor. Exceptionally food friendly, this Chianti will pair like a dream with roasted fare and regional Italian cuisine.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $15 and Under' Exceptional Value
91 points $14.99 Best Buy
Zonte’s Footstep 2020 Excalibur Sauvignon Blanc
91 points
$15
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of gooseberry, key lime, fondant, and hints of vanilla with a velvety, crisp, light body and a smooth, engaging, medium-long finish that exhibits accents of custard, green apple, and pink grapefruit with silky tannins and light oak flavor. A balanced Australian Sauvignon Blanc with oscillating creaminess, tart notes, and a velvety texture.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $15 and Under'
91 points $15 Best Buy
642º 2017 Red Blend Maremma Toscana DOC
91 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Dark dusty garnet color. Inviting aromas and flavors of dried cherry, cranberry, leather, roasted dates on toast, compressed watermelon, luxury tobacco, and hints of coconut with a round, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, long finish that exhibits notes of olives with moderate oak flavor. Deliciously balanced, this Super Tuscan delivers power and grace for your next ribeye dinner.
Awards: Best Value Italian Red Exceptional Value
91 points $16.99 Best Buy
Saracco 2019  Moscato dAsti DOP
91 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of peach phosphate, mixed nut tart, cooked apples, and raisin bran with a supple, tangy, effervescent, very sweet medium body and an effortless, breezy finish imparting accents of apricot sherbet, apple candy, and pineapple sorbet with no oak flavor. A boldly expressive and vibrant Moscato d’Asti; tailor-made for desserts.
Awards: Exceptional Value
91 points $16.99 Best Buy
Villadoria 2016 Bricco Magno Nebbiolo
91 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of dried cranberry, fresh rose, toasted almonds, summer tomato, pink peppercorn, and fresh herbs with a lightly tannic, dry medium-to-full body and a polished, subtle, long finish manifesting elements of beefsteak tomato, cracked peppercorns, and basil with light oak flavor. Rich, chewy and sophisticated, this Nebbiolo has the power and nuance you’d hope for.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $20 and Under' Best Value Nebbiolo Exceptional Value
91 points $17.99 Best Buy
Bonterra 2018  Pinot Noir
91 points
$18
Best Buy
Ruby garnet color. Aromas of red raspberry layer bar, fine milk chocolate, hazelnut, cherry wood, espresso-soaked lady fingers, and caramelized mushrooms with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, subtle, long honey-roasted pine nuts, allspice, and nutmeg finish with light oak flavor. A delicious, lengthy, complex Pinot Noir with staying power; harmonious.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $20 and Under' Exceptional Value
91 points $18 Best Buy
Fog River 2017  Pinot Noir
91 points
$18
Best Buy
Bright burnt sienna color. Aromas and flavors of dried strawberry, hibiscus tea, honey, hints of mango, and milk chocolate with a satiny, vibrant, light-to-medium body and a silky, interesting, medium-long finish evoking accents of paprika and trumpet mushrooms with well-integrated tannins and light oak flavor. A stylish, complex Pinot Noir that delights the palate.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $20 and Under' Exceptional Value
91 points $18 Best Buy
Intercept 2017 Red Blend Paso Robles
91 points
$19
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate macaroon, berry compote, and sandalwood with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, charming, medium-long finish that presents suggestions of cranberry and blueberry tarts and macadamia gelato with fine, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A supple and seductive Red Blend with enticing fruit and stimulating acidity.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $20 and Under' Exceptional Value
Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Lake Doctor Shiraz
91 points
$19
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate mint, eucalyptus honeycomb, and freshly baked blueberry pie with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a graceful, complex, long finish with notes of craisins, chocolate mousse, and pickled tomato with crunchy, fine tannins and light oak flavor. A spot-on, herbal, vivacious Shiraz that will captivate and delight.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $20 and Under' Best Value Australian Shiraz Exceptional Value
Cotillion 2018  Pinot Noir
90 points
$9
Best Buy
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of mocha toffee, singed berry tart, warm leather, and hint of chocolate bacon bar with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, somewhat odd, medium-long finish that exhibits accents of roasted golden beets and sautéed greens with light oak flavor. A fine, chewy, savory Pinot with lots of versatility.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Red Wine $10 and Under'
90 points $9 Best Buy
Alamos 2018  Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$13
Best Buy
Garnet black color. Aromas of cassis pie, dried herbs, suede, and pecans with a slightly chewy, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, engaging, medium-length chocolate toffee, hazelnut, acai, and allspice finish with chewy tannins and heavy oak flavor. A full-bodied, stylish cabernet; delicious and highly pairable.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $15 and Under'
90 points $13 Best Buy
Fog River 2018  Chardonnay
90 points
$15
Best Buy
Golden yellow color. Inviting aromas and flavors of toasted Parker dinner rolls with lemon curd, pineapple custard, and hints of clove with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an even, charming, medium-long finish with notes of honeycrisp apple and lemon spritz with well-integrated, coating tannins and moderate oak flavor. A nicely balanced Chardonnay with bright acidity and toasty oak.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $15 and Under'
90 points $15 Best Buy
Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Promised Land Shiraz Cabernet South Australia
90 points
$15
Best Buy
Deep purple color. Fruity, spicy aromas and flavors of blackberry-mint jam, red peppercorns, cinnamon stick, licorice, and sassafras with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a peppery, complex, medium-long finish with moderate oak flavor. A spicy and balanced Australian Red to pair with grilled meats.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $15 and Under'
90 points $15 Best Buy
Zonte’s Footstep 2020 Scarlet Ladybird Rosé Fleurieu Peninsula
90 points
$15
Best Buy
Silvery pink color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of watermelon sorbet, strawberry preserves on rye toast, orange blossom, and ambrosia with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, complex, long finish displaying notes of melon-kiwi relish, meyer lemon, and green apple chutney with no oak flavor. An elegant, dry, adult Rosé with subtle power and grace.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Rose Wine $15 and Under'
90 points $15 Best Buy
Austerity 2018  Chardonnay
90 points
$16
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Aromas of lemon poppyseed muffin, apple chutney, crushed coriander seed, and toasted coconut with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, complex, medium-long toasted challah and cultured butter finish with moderate oak flavor. A strong, balanced Chardonnay that will elevate the meal.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $20 and Under'
90 points $16 Best Buy
Robert Hall 2017 Red Blend Paso Robles
90 points
$19
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of buttery chocolate toffee, coconut creme pie, and figs with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a quick finish revealing notes of cocoa powder and nuts with soft tannins and moderate oak flavor. A very agreeable, savory, and balanced Red Blend that will cover a lot of bases; make sure to give this time to open up.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $20 and Under'
Wakefield/Taylors 2020 Pinot Noir Rosé Adelaide Hills
90 points
$20
Pale pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of lingonberry, watermelon, and green bell pepper with a satiny, crisp, dry light body and a seamless, medium-length finish that shows nuances of candied strawberry with no oak flavor. A silky, clean and crisp Rosé with great concentration of flavors.
Awards: 2020 World Value Wine Challenge - Best Value Australian Rose2020 World Value Wine Challenge - Best Value Australian Rose
Wakefield/Taylors 2019  Merlot
90 points
$20
Ruby color. Fresh, fruity aromas of boysenberry jam, frosted strawberry-plum tart, eucalyptus honey and tea, and hint of pot roast with rosemary with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an even, refreshing, long spiced berries and tangerines and honey-roasted carrots finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A delicious Merlot with deep fruit and wonderful layers of spice and herbs.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $20 and Under'
Tripantu 2019 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$7
Best Buy
Brilliant dark violet color. Earthy, elegant aromas and flavors of crushed blackberries, slate, tomato leaf, jalapeño, and tobacco with a satiny, vibrant, dryish medium body and a graceful, captivating, medium-length finish that exhibits accents of red plum and toasted pumpernickel. A dry yet juicy Cab with slatey appeal and great food affinity.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $8 and Under'
89 points $7 Best Buy
Barefoot Fruitscato NV Peach California
89 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Pale pink coral color. Aromas of watermelon, fresh peach, honeysuckle, and apricot with a soft, crisp, petillant, moderately sweet light body and a sleek, medium-length strawberry candies and ripe peach finish with no oak flavor. A fresh and fruity sweet moscato that will hit the spot.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Line 39 2019  Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$10
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Grassy, herbal aromas and flavors of grilled peppers, grapefruit, yellow peaches, and herbs with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish that shows suggestions of white pepper and pineapple-mango relish with no oak flavor. A bright and juicy Sauvignon Blanc with tasty varietal character and a snappy finish.
89 points $10 Best Buy
Lion and Dove NV Moscato Puglia
89 points
$11
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of candied lemon, crystallized ginger, apricot, and honey with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, sweet medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length finish imparting notes of ripe melon and honeysuckle with no oak flavor. A cheerful and supple Moscato with soft fruit and bright citrus notes.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $15 and Under'
89 points $11 Best Buy
Nicolas Potel 2019 Controlee Beaujolais-Villages
89 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Dark ruby color. Aromas of ripe raspberry, blackberry, hints of banana pastry, and chocolatine with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length purple grape cooler, toffee, moss, and slate finish with light oak flavor. A fun and fruity Beaujolais for joyous occasions.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $15 and Under'
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Zonte’s Footstep 2020 Shades of Gris Pinot Grigio
89 points
$15
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas of green apple, ripe melons, and hints of almond with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, subtle, medium-length key lime, cucumber, white flowers, and minerals finish with no oak flavor. A bright and shining Pinot Grigio with juicy fruit, lingering minerality and refreshing style.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $15 and Under'
89 points $15 Best Buy
Coda Rossa 2018 Barbera-Petite Sirah American
89 points
$16
Best Buy
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry preserves, lilac, hints of tobacco, chocolate, and black pepper with an lively, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-long finish with light oak flavor. A balanced and mouthwatering Barbera - Petite Sirah blends that bring the best of both worlds.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $20 and Under'
89 points $16 Best Buy
Cantina Zaccagnini 2019  Pinot Grigio
89 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Elegant aromas of honey, candied ginger, golden apples, and pressed flowers with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, medium-length lime spritz and crushed mint finish with no oak flavor. A smooth and restrained Pinot Grigio that hits the spot.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $20 and Under'
89 points $16.99 Best Buy
Polvaro Tenuta 2018 Estate Polvaro Nero Red Blend Venezia DOC
89 points
$17
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of cherry coulis, milk chocolate-covered raisins, hints of prosciutto, and black tea with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, delightful, medium-length finish that shows touches of dried herbs with moderate oak flavor. A tasty, easy-drinking Red that covers a lot of bases; sip and pair away!
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $20 and Under'
Robert Hall 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$17
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of baked lemon bars, honey, subtle hints of toasted nuts, and grilled orange slices with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, captivating, medium-length finish with accents of grapefruit sorbet, ripe peach, kiwi, and jasmine with no oak flavor. A solid warm-climate Sauvignon Blanc that maintains bright acidity with a lush style.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $20 and Under'
Robert Hall 2018  Chardonnay
89 points
$17
Golden straw color. Aromas of bananas flambé, beeswax, and challah toast with a velvety, bright, dryish medium body and a silky, carefree apple strudel, peach compote, and pineapple gummies finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A smooth and fruity Chardonnay with subtle butteriness.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $20 and Under'
Robert Hall 2019  Chardonnay
89 points
$17
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of buttercream, spiced pineapple, vanilla bean, and banana with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length finish displaying impressions of hints of caramel with a suggestion of oak flavor. A clean, balanced Paso Chardonnay that drinks effortlessly.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $20 and Under'
Intercept 2019  Chardonnay
89 points
$19
Yellow straw color. Toasty aromas and flavors of caramel apple tart, pineapple husk and leaves, and hint of cut flowers with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, appealing, medium-long finish with accents of spiced apples and pears, kiwi and nectarine, and toffee with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and moderate oak flavor. A nicely rounded Chardonnay with appetizing fruit and balanced toasty oak.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $20 and Under'
Intercept 2017  Pinot Noir
89 points
$19
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of cherries, blackberry, cola, ripe summer tomato, paprika, fresh thyme, and hints of caramelized mushrooms with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a seamless, engaging, long finish with notes of honey, toasted pine nuts, black tea, and chocolate croissant with light oak flavor. A creamy, bright Pinot Noir; great to sip on its own or with a meat and cheese plate.
Intercept 2018  Pinot Noir
89 points
$19
Burnt sienna color. Attractive aromas and flavors of chocolate fudge brownies with cherries, flan, chocolate strawberry, and dried crimini mushroom with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, stimulating, medium-length finish with accents of dulce de leche gelato and fig cookie with fine, soft tannins. A round and welcoming Pinot Noir that glides down the palate.
Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Blackberry Patch Fleurieu Peninsula
89 points
$19
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of turmeric chocolate mint bar and banana pie crust with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-long finish revealing accents of pickled tangerine, spiced craisins, alpine herbs, and nuts with chewy, crunchy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rewarding herbal Cabernet with fine balance and flavor.
Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Love Symbol Grenache
89 points
$19
Dusty violet color. Herbal aromas and flavors of blackberry coulis, fresh peppermint, carob, clove, and barley tea with a satiny, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish that shows accents of red pepper jelly, black toast with raspberry preserves, and slate with light oak flavor. A grippy, fruity, herbal Grenache that will be a joy to pair with; youthful and sprightly.
Wakefield/Taylors 2019  Chardonnay
89 points
$20
Bright yellow straw green color. Aromas and flavors of ripe pineapple, butter-poached bananas, toasted pound cake, and hints of allspice with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, medium-length finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A juicy, fruity Chardonnay with lots of tropical appeal.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $20 and Under'
Buttercup 2019 Rosé California
88 points
$9
Best Buy
Pale pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of sugared strawberries and watermelon cooler with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, medium-length finish revealing accents of dried cherry-studded toffee, orange zest, raspberry sorbet, and hints of violet with no oak flavor. A juicy California Rosé for al fresco festivities.
88 points $9 Best Buy
Don Rodolfo NV Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine Mendoza
88 points
$11
Best Buy
Amber salmon color. Fruity aromas and flavors of yeasty berry danish, lemon curd, and green apple with a round, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a polished, engaging, long finish with notes of fruit salad, tapioca, and pomegranate chutney with no oak flavor. A fun, fruity bubbly that will liven up a party or meal.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Sparkling Wine $15 and Under'
88 points $11 Best Buy
Keynote 2017  Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$11
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of sandwich pickles, mincemeat pie crust, warm pencil eraser, and incense with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, breezy finish revealing notes of blueberry cobbler a la mode and cedar dust with soft, chewy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A soft, easy-drinking Cabernet for everyday fare.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $15 and Under'
88 points $11 Best Buy
Luccio 2019  Moscato dAsti DOCG
88 points
$11
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of peach yogurt with granola, honeyed pears and herbs, and aloe with a supple, crisp, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish imparting notes of peach and apple sorbets, golden raisins, wheat grass, and chalk. A rock steady Moscato d’Asti with a nice earthy twang to balance the sweetness.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Sparkling Wine $15 and Under'
88 points $11 Best Buy
La Forge Estate 2019  Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Black violet color. Fruity aromas of ripe plum and fig, graham cracker, nutmeg in béchamel, and black tea with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length limestone finish with well-integrated, medium tannins and light oak flavor. A fresh, fruity, attractive Cabernet that will play well at the table.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $15 and Under'
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Alamos 2018 Red Blend Mendoza
88 points
$13
Best Buy
Violet color. Aromas of pencil shavings, plum preserves, black tea, and sassafras with a slightly chewy, crisp, medium body and a smooth, brisk baking spices finish with moderate oak flavor. A bold and chewy red best with beef.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $15 and Under'
88 points $13 Best Buy
Alamos 2018  Malbec
88 points
$13
Best Buy
Indigo color. Aromas of crushed blackberries, pastry crust, milk chocolate, and pine with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length rhubarb, charcoal and lime curd finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A richly fruity, balanced Malbec with great crowd appeal.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $15 and Under'
88 points $13 Best Buy
Fog River 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$13
Best Buy
Pale yellow straw color. Inviting aromas and flavors of ripe gooseberry, starfruit, yuzu, musk, and flint with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length finish displaying notes of minerals with no oak flavor. A bright, refreshing Sauvignon Blanc with a sophisticated edge.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $15 and Under'
88 points $13 Best Buy
12 e Mezzo 2017  Primitivo
88 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of crushed blackberries, pomegranate candies, custard-filled pastry, black tea, and cinnamon with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a sleek, appealing, medium-length finish with light oak flavor. A rich and fruity red that will go over well with Malbec lovers.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $15 and Under'
88 points $13.99 Best Buy
Domaine Chabbert 2018 Red Blend Minervois
88 points
$14
Best Buy
Indigo color. Aromas and flavors of blueberry, tomato, lavender, clove, and licorice with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, amusing, medium-long finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A bold but well-integrated wine that drinks effortlessly.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $15 and Under'
88 points $14 Best Buy
Kreme De Cuvee 2019 Brut California
88 points
$14
Best Buy
Pale golden straw color. Aromas of peach jam on toasted brioche, honeycrisp apple, toasted almonds, hazelnuts, and minerals with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, dryish light-to-medium body and an effortless, stimulating, medium-length lemon curd, hints of candied ginger, and fondant finish with crunchy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A crisp and friendly Brut sparkler that offers great bang for your buck.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Sparkling Wine $15 and Under'
88 points $14 Best Buy
Waipapa Bay 2019  Pinot Gris
88 points
$14
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of golden apples, honey, lemon curd, and pineapple upside down cake with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length finish displaying nuances of pressed flowers and orange zest with no oak flavor. A smooth, fruity and full-bodied Pinot Gris.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $15 and Under'
88 points $14 Best Buy
Waipapa Bay 2019 Rosé Canterbury
88 points
$14
Best Buy
Pale coral orange color. Fruity aromas and flavors of ripe peach and underripe cherry with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length finish with accents of lime-spritzed pineapple and mango with no oak flavor. A vibrant, fruity, clean Rosé perfect for all seasons.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Rose Wine $15 and Under'
88 points $14 Best Buy
Fog River 2016  Merlot
88 points
$15
Best Buy
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of cranberry, tart plum, graphite, ripe orange, and green tea with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length finish manifesting suggestions of baking chocolate and tea leaves with moderate oak flavor. A smooth-sipping Merlot with vibrant fruit.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $15 and Under'
88 points $15 Best Buy
St. Clair Winery 2018  Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$15
Best Buy
Dusty deep purple color. Aromas of cranberry tart, cherry gastrique, lambic, and milk chocolate-covered cherries with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, compelling, breezy bread pudding with raisins, mixed berry jam, and sage finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A fruity, juicy Cab with an all-natural vibe.
88 points $15 Best Buy
Tailor Made 2017 Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$15
Best Buy
Black garnet color. Aromas of chocolate mint cookies, prune, cinnamon, coconut, and rose hips with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length cassis jam on toast and pastry crusts finish with crunchy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A tasty, balanced Cabernet that delivers great value.
88 points $15 Best Buy
Tailor Made 2017  Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$15
Best Buy
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of pimento, tobacco, red plum, and caraway with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a seamless, charming, medium-length finish imparting shades of sweet cherry, hints of licorice and black tea with moderate oak flavor. A rich Cabernet Sauvignon with a nice balance of flavors; pair and sip with friends.
88 points $15 Best Buy
Château Gandoy Perrinat 2019 1281 Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$15.99
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of green apple, olive leaf, and citron with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, short finish with nuances of pineapple with a suggestion of oak flavor. A juicy Sauvignon Blanc that will play well at the table.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $20 and Under'
88 points $15.99
Austerity 2017  Pinot Noir
88 points
$16
Light garnet color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate mint cookie and stewed berries with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-long finish that presents accents of pickled beets and melon rinds, roasted berries and oranges, nuts and cedar, and venison jerky with chewy, drying tannins and light oak flavor. A nice dry Pinot with solid fruit and chewy tannins for the table.
Frey 2019 Biodynamic Field Blend Mendocino
88 points
$16.50
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of blueberry jam on pancakes, cola, carob, and leather with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, crisp finish with accents of pastry crusts with moderate oak flavor. A dry, easy-to-pair Red for casual dinners.
88 points $16.50
Robert Hall 2019  Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$17
Straw green color. Earthy aromas and flavors of kiwi-plum puree, melon rind, white peppercorn, and bit of grass and straw with a supple, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length finish imparting impressions of white strawberry, nectarine skin, and pepper and dill with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A very nicely polished, elegant style of Sauvignon Blanc that will make a fine sipper.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $20 and Under'
Nicolas Potel 2018  Chardonnay
88 points
$17.99
Golden yellow color. Fruity aromas and flavors of apple tart with mint leaf, spiced crushed pineapple, and cut flowers with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a polished, engaging, medium-long finish with accents of gherkin, pickled pineapple, flint, and nut skin with a suggestion of oak flavor. A delightfully savory French Chardonnay that whets the appetite.
88 points $17.99
Coda Rossa 2018 Meritage Red Meritage
88 points
$18
Dusty ruby black color. Aromas of red bell pepper, cassis pie, leather, tobacco, coconut, dill, and nutmeg with a slightly chewy, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and an interesting, medium-long grilled plum and toast finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A solid Meritage blend with firm structure suited to steaks.
Frey 2018 Organic Syrah
88 points
$18
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of milk chocolate, raspberry compote, rooibos tea, pimiento, black pepper, and hints of prosciutto with a chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length finish that presents notes of cafe au lait with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rustic Syrah that begs for game meat, steak and stews at your next dinner.
Château Cazeau 2019 La Réserve Rouge Bordeaux AOC
88 points
$19.99
Black garnet color. Inviting aromas and flavors of cherry glaze, chocolate cake, toasted hazelnuts, and smoked meats with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish with moderate oak flavor. A welcoming and balanced Bordeaux that will pair well with the holiday meal.
88 points $19.99
Varvaglione 2015  Salice Salentino DOP
88 points
$19.99
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, mulling spices, and black pepper with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish that presents nuances of Chai latte with moderate oak flavor. A spicy, fruity wine that’s highly pairable.
88 points $19.99
Barefoot Hard Seltzer NV Pineapple Passionfruit Hard Seltzer California
87 points
$1.99
Best Buy
Silver color. Aromas of peach compote and green apple candy with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, off-dry light body and a smooth, breezy raspberry slushie finish with no oak flavor. A bright and fruity seltzer-like refresher for the summer months.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 WineCocktail Wine $8 and Under'
87 points $1.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Hard Seltzer NV Peach Nectarine Hard Seltzer California
87 points
$1.99
Best Buy
Silver color. Aromas of peach gummies, pineapple candies, and lime syrup with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, off-dry light body and a graceful, breezy ripe nectarine and starfruit finish with no oak flavor. A peachy seltzer with kisses of sweetness.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 WineCocktail Wine $8 and Under'
87 points $1.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Hard Seltzer NV Strawberry Guava Hard Seltzer California
87 points
$1.99
Best Buy
White gold color. Aromas of strawberries in cream and melon with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, brisk lime spritzed strawberries finish with no oak flavor. A light and crisp seltzer that drinks effortlessly.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 WineCocktail Wine $8 and Under'
87 points $1.99 Best Buy
Winemakers Selection 2019 Rosé California
87 points
$5
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Sweet aromas of strawberry jam, hints of fresh herbs, peach candies, and dried orange with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length berry tea and pink grapefruit finish with no oak flavor. A bright and juicy Rosé that checks all the boxes.
Awards: Exceptional Value
87 points $5 Best Buy
Barefoot Moscato NV Apple Moscato California
87 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas of fuji apple, ripe pear, peach jam, elderflower, and vanilla tea cake with a soft, crisp, spritzy, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and an effortless, breezy mango yogurt and naval orange finish. A solid sweet sipper with fun fruit flavors.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 White Wine $8 and Under'
87 points $5.99 Best Buy
Cocobon Vineyards NV Roasted Oak Red Blend California
87 points
$6
Best Buy
Black violet color. Aromas of raisins, prune, chocolate covered nuts, root beer float, and hints of mocha latte with a satiny, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a graceful, breezy vanilla-scented tobacco finish with heavy oak flavor. A jammy, fruity Red Blend with piles of creamy oak.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $8 and Under'
87 points $6 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Sweet Red Blend California
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Ruby garnet color. Aromas of cassis pie and sweet tea with a round, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a seamless, compelling, medium-length raspberry gummies, chocolate chew, plum jam, and baking spices finish with medium tannins and light oak flavor. A light-bodied sweet red that drinks effortlessly.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Sweet Wine $8 and Under'
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Red Moscato California
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Garnet color. Aromas of cherry relish, strawberry smoothie, and watermelon with a round, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length gherkins and rhubarb finish. A sweet and juicy wine for anytime sipping; playful and refreshing.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Sweet Wine $8 and Under'
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Rich Red Blend California
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Black violet color. Aromas of mixed berry jam, cola, cigar wrapper, pomegranate juice, and red and black licorice with a supple, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a relaxed root beer and chocolate soft serve finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A quaffable red for effortless sipping.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $8 and Under'
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV  Riesling
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Pale yellow straw color. Aromas of ripe pineapple with lime, pears, candied lemon and ginger, papaya, and honeycomb with a satiny, vibrant, petillant, sweet medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length mango chutney finish with no oak flavor. A simple, tasty and balanced sweet petillant Riesling for casual sipping and sharing.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Sweet Wine $8 and Under'
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
CK Mondavi 2018  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$7
Best Buy
Dusty ruby color. Attractive aromas of red and black licorice, plum tart, tobacco, sesame-honey candy, and cola with a satiny, vibrant, medium body and an even, interesting, medium-length frosted doughnuts, spiced cookies, and candied ginger finish with well-integrated, medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. A juicy, toasty Cabernet pleaser that overdelivers for its price point.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $8 and Under'
87 points $7 Best Buy
Dive Bar NV Tropical Moscato California
87 points
$7
Best Buy
Pale golden straw color. Fruity aromas of kiwi, mango candies, and honey with a supple, petillant, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, agreeable pineapple smoothie and golden apple compote finish with no oak flavor. A fruity, slightly sparkling Flavored Moscato for your sweet tooth.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 White Wine $8 and Under'
87 points $7 Best Buy
Dive Bar NV Peach Moscato California
87 points
$7
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Aromas of peach liqueur and apricot-mango slushie with a satiny, crisp, petillant, fruity sweet light body and a smooth, medium-length honey finish. A fun, peachy Moscato with bold flavors.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 White Wine $8 and Under'
87 points $7 Best Buy
PKNT 2019 Private Reserve Carmenere
87 points
$7
Best Buy
Dark ruby garnet color. Earthy aromas of blistered berries, grilled root vegetables, and grilled bell pepper with a satiny, crisp, dryish medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length sun dried tomato, mixed berry muffins, and pickled beets finish with light oak flavor. A smoky, earthy Carmenere with a distinctly Chilean swagger.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $8 and Under'
87 points $7 Best Buy
Quail Oak NV  Merlot
87 points
$8
Best Buy
Dark dusty violet color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry, rosemary, tarragon, and licorice with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, buoyant finish that presents notes of ripe plum and oak with leafy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rich, oaky Merlot for the weeknight table.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $8 and Under'
87 points $8 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Extra Dry Sparkling California
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Aromas of lemon cheesecake, popcorn, nougat, buttery pastry dough, and lemon blossom with a supple, bright, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, crisp peach tart finish with no oak flavor. A lively effervescent refresher for casual celebrations.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Moscato Spumante California
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Golden yellow color. Aromas of spring flowers, honeysuckle, apricot compote, and pineapple-coriander chutney with a vibrant, effervescent, sweet light-to-medium body and an effortless, medium-length lemon supremes finish. A sweet, uplifting sparkler with tangy, balancing acidity.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Sparkling Peach California
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Aromas of peach gummies, white flowers, honey, and green apple with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, very sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, breezy apricot sorbet finish. A lively, candied, peachy sparkler that brings the fun.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Brut Cuvée Sparkling California
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas of lemon buttercream, green beans, ripe pear, lemon poppyseed muffin, and brioche with a supple, vibrant, foamy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, medium-long lemon tisane with honey and chalk minerals finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A very bright and crisp sparkler for everyday celebrations.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV  Pinot Grigio
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas of fruit cup, pears in syrup, sweet banana, and honeyed apples with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length mandarins in syrup finish with no oak flavor. A friendly and fruity sparkler with a kiss of balancing sweetness.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Bodegas Borsao 2019 Rosé Grenache
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Pale salmon pink color. Aromas of watermelon candies, rose hip jelly, carnation, and custard with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a polished, captivating, medium-length pink lady apple, white peach, and tangerine finish with no oak flavor. A fresh, vibrant Rosé that lifts the palate.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
It’s a Headsnapper NV Radiant Red Blend California
87 points
$10
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of grain dust, chocolate cake batter, and horchata with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, easy finish conveying impressions of black forest cake, toffee, dried blueberries, and pine. A nice cake-like Red that will mingle well at parties.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Red Wine $10 and Under'
87 points $10 Best Buy
Line 39 2018  Pinot Noir
87 points
$10
Best Buy
Ruby garnet color. Aromas and flavors of pickled beets, dried cherries, charcoal, and grilled peach with a slightly chewy, vibrant, medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish displaying notes of lingonberry preserves on toast with moderate oak flavor. A robust, juicy Pinot Noir that will be an MVP at the table.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Red Wine $10 and Under'
87 points $10 Best Buy
Don Rodolfo NV Extra Brut Sparkling Wine Mendoza
87 points
$11
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas of coconut jam, graham cracker crust, pressed flowers, and lime with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a seamless, medium-length white peach, tangerine, and pastry crust finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A well-behaved, gentle sparkler with soft fruit flavors.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Sparkling Wine $15 and Under'
87 points $11 Best Buy
Keynote 2019 Rosé California
87 points
$11
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of pickled strawberry, raspberry crumble, and wet stone with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, medium-length finish that shows impressions of lime-spritzed watermelon with no oak flavor. A friendly, fruity Rosé for anytime sipping.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Rose Wine $15 and Under'
87 points $11 Best Buy
Keynote NV Red Blend California
87 points
$11
Best Buy
Black ruby color. Aromas of wine gums, tobacco, raspberry scented candle, vanilla shake, and orange with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, agreeable ripe plum and spiced almond croissant finish with coating tannins and moderate oak flavor. A solid Bordeaux Varietal Blend that delivers jammy fruity and toasty oak.
87 points $11 Best Buy
Luccio NV Berry Moscato Italy
87 points
$11
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of cherry Jell-O, raspberry iced tea, peach gummies, and honeysuckle with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, sweet medium body and a polished, medium-length finish with notes of raspberry macaron with no oak flavor. A fun berry-flavored sparkler.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $15 and Under'
87 points $11 Best Buy
Frey NV Agriculturist Blanc Mendocino
87 points
$12.50
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Aromas of yellow cake, apple gelee, and broiled grapefruit with a medium body and a medium banana and hints of baking spices finish. A fun and easy-drinking White Blend with a nice mashup of creamy, fruity, and tangy flavors.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $15 and Under'
87 points $12.50 Best Buy
Paul Mas Reserve 2019  Picpoul de Pinet AOP
87 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Fruity, inviting aromas and flavors of tarte tatin, lemon bar, and snap peas with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-long finish with notes of pickled nectarine peels, green apple, and hint of limestone brook with no oak flavor. A soft and sunny French white that will be very versatile.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $15 and Under'
87 points $13.99 Best Buy
Day Owl 2019 Rosé California
87 points
$14
Best Buy
Steely orange color. Fruity aromas and flavors of ripe nectarine and strawberry-banana yogurt with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, medium-length finish with no oak flavor. A smooth and fruity Rosé with a pillowy softness.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Rose Wine $15 and Under'
87 points $14 Best Buy
Risata NV  Prosecco DOC
87 points
$14
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of lime on jicama, lemon zest, green apple custard, and chalk with a satiny, vibrant, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, medium-length finish with no oak flavor. A crisp, mineral-driven Prosecco that opens the palate.
87 points $14 Best Buy
St. Clair Winery 2018  Chardonnay
87 points
$14
Best Buy
Gold color. Oaky aromas and flavors of spiced apple turnover, butter-poached vanilla bean pods, lemon curd, and white chocolate with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, compelling, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of sweet apple confection, toast, and hazelnut with heavy oak flavor. A very oaky and rich Chardonnay; try with spicy Latin fare.
87 points $14 Best Buy
Waipapa Bay 2019  Chardonnay
87 points
$14
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas of lemon zest, popcorn, hints of light caramel, and orange blossom with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an even, medium-length lime and underripe pineapple finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A crisp, dry Chardonnay with tropical flavors.
87 points $14 Best Buy
Entre Parenthèses 2019 Rosé Premium Bordeaux AOC
87 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of tart cranberry and bell pepper with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a graceful, crisp finish that presents touches of plum and lingonberry with no oak flavor. A crisp, juicy Rosé for anytime sipping.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Rose Wine $15 and Under'
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
Entre Parenthèses 2019  Bordeaux AOC
87 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of milk chocolate with raspberry filling, mocha latte, tonka bean, hints of bell pepper, and smoked nuts with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, captivating, medium-length finish with accents of berry jam, toast, seeds, and graphite with moderate oak flavor. A rich Merlot-driven Bordeaux that will easily pair with all manner of beef entrees.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
Coda Rossa 2018 NV Pinot Noir
87 points
$16
Dark black ruby color. Aromas and flavors of brandied cherries, ripe fig, ganache, and leather with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-long finish displaying notes of peppercorns with a suggestion of oak flavor. Broad shouldered with big acid, this fruity Pinot Noir is an easy match at the table; it broods and lingers.
Franzia NV Rich & Buttery Chardonnay
87 points
$16
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of buttered popcorn, peach pie, candied cashews, and mango with a velvety, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long finish that presents impressions of lemon curd, buttercream, golden kiwi, and pineapple gelato with moderate oak flavor. A pillowy, oaky Chardonnay with tropical fruit flavors that satisfy.
Franzia NV  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$16
Black ruby color. Aromas and flavors of ripe black plum, tropical fruit, hints of scorched earth, and green bell pepper with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, medium-length finish evoking accents of toasted pine nuts, herbs, and hints of dark chocolate with moderate oak flavor. A restrained-but-friendly Cabernet that’s a good match for the table.
Franzia NV Rosé California
87 points
$16
Pale salmon orange color. Aromas of watermelon candies and strawberry licorice with a supple, crisp, fruity light body and a polished, breezy hibiscus tea and cherry taffy finish with no oak flavor. A soft and fruity anytime Rosé.
Slow Press 2018  Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points
$16
Black ruby color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla extract, mixed berry pie, hints of espresso, and polished leather with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, medium-length finish with moderate oak flavor. A balanced and food-friendly Cab for the table.
Coda Rossa 2018 Tukulu Red Blend Other Red
87 points
$17
Dark dusty deep purple color. Smoky aromas of tar, black pepper, and dried herbs with a velvety, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, delightful, medium-length smoked meats and blistered blackberries finish with moderate oak flavor. A spicy South African-inspired red that will go great with ’cue.
Frey 2019 Organic Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$17
Straw green color. Creamy, yeasty aromas and flavors of coconut macaroon, buttery praline, vanilla yogurt nuts, and lemon custard tart with a supple, racy, petillant, fruity medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length finish that shows shades of green apple, clementine, and dates and almonds with no oak flavor. A funky, spunky Sauvignon Blanc with a quirky personality well-poised for creative pairings.
Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Canto Sangiovese
87 points
$19
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of fresh black cherries, crushed blackberries, pumpkin loaf, graphite, and roasted dates on toast with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, appealing, medium-long finish revealing notes of tea with a suggestion of oak flavor. A fresh and youthful Sangiovese with atypically rich, fruity character; a delight to pair with grilled meats.
Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Chocolate Factory Shiraz
87 points
$19
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of milk chocolate, blueberry, ripe strawberry, peach, lavender, violet, and black olive with a chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a smooth, interesting, long finish that shows suggestions of black toast and roast walnuts with moderate oak flavor. A dry, inky Shiraz that will stand up to bold dishes, but doesn’t weigh the palate down; bright fruity aromas but a dry and serious palate.
Barefoot Spritzer NV Red Sangria Spritzer California
86 points
$2.99
Best Buy
Bright violet color. Aromas of orange peel, fruit punch, and hibiscus cooler with a supple, vibrant, spritzy, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish. A tangy bubbly sangria for cocktails in a pinch.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 WineCocktail Wine $8 and Under'
86 points $2.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Spritzer NV Pink Moscato Spritzer California
86 points
$2.99
Best Buy
Pale pink coral color. Confected aromas of peach gummies and strawberry candy with a satiny, vibrant, spritzy, fruity sweet light body and a smooth, brisk sour berry candies and apple sherbet finish with no oak flavor. A fun candied pink quaffer with a sweet-tart appeal.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 WineCocktail Wine $8 and Under'
86 points $2.99 Best Buy
Oak Leaf NV  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$3
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of key lime custard, starfruit, guava, and grapefruit with a round, fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, interesting, medium-length yuzu and whipped cream finish with no oak flavor. A very pleasant, bright and citrusy Sauvignon Blanc with creamy texture; lots to love here.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 White Wine $8 and Under' Exceptional Value
86 points $3 Best Buy
Barefoot Spritzer NV Summer Red California
86 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Pink color. Aromas of berry faygo, peony blossom, and watermelon candies with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, fruity medium body and a graceful, stimulating, medium-length cherry punch finish with no oak flavor. A fun and fruity punch-like cocktail for casual sips.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 WineCocktail Wine $8 and Under'
86 points $5.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV  Merlot
86 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Jammy aromas of smoked wood chips, blistered blackberries, toasty pie crusts, and baking spice with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a sleek, medium-length finish with moderate oak flavor. An oak-forward Merlot with a pleasing jammy fruitiness.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $8 and Under'
86 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of ruby red grapefruit, spring peas, and dressed green beans with a satiny, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, brisk passion fruit and grapefruit pith finish with no oak flavor. A juicy Sauvignon Blanc pleaser with lots of herbaceous charm.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 White Wine $8 and Under'
86 points $6.99 Best Buy
PASO LOS VALLES 2019 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
86 points
$7
Best Buy
Brilliant deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of blueberry pie, cranberry, ripe orange, spiced tea, and earth with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-long finish that shows nuances of spice cake with berry topping with moderate oak flavor. A fruity and decadent Chilean Cab with a fresh, youthful vibe.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $8 and Under'
86 points $7 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV  Prosecco DOC
86 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas of lime sorbet, white peach and mango soufflé, chalk, and sweet meringue with a velvety, crisp, spritzy, off-dry light body and a agreeable celery and mint finish with crunchy tannins. A juicy, almost-off dry Prosecco with a carefree attitude.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Brut Sparkling Rosé California
86 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Amber salmon color. Aromas of raspberry preserves on toasted croissant and cinnamon dusted green apple with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dry light body and a tingling, quick rose hips and cherry yogurt finish. A light and easy rose sparkler for casual sipping.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy
Paul Mas Reserve 2019  Pinot Noir
86 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Dark violet color. Aromas of ripe plum, boysenberry jam, horehound, sesame-honey bar, and black olive with a silky, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length carob, pastry shell, and graphite finish with light oak flavor. A solid French Pinot Noir for the casual table.
86 points $13.99 Best Buy
Flat Top Hills 2017  Cabernet Sauvignon
86 points
$14
Best Buy
Ruby color. Aromas of stewed berries, baked banana, wet linen, and dandelion with an medium body and an amusing, medium-length berry, carrot, celery and beet juice smoothie, grilled lemon and tangerine, and cedar and pine planks finish. A curious Cabernet for grilled pairings.
86 points $14 Best Buy
Flat Top Hills 2018  Chardonnay
86 points
$14
Best Buy
Bright golden yellow color. Fruity aromas and flavors of toast with apple butter, pineapple smoothie, hints of peach pie, and honey with a silky, dry-yet-fruity light body and a breezy finish with light oak flavor. A silky, fruity Chardonnay for everyday pleasure.
86 points $14 Best Buy
Risata NV Pink Moscato Italy
86 points
$14
Best Buy
Steely pink color. Aromas and flavors of peach candies, honey, lilac blossom, and lemon candies with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, sweet medium body and a sleek, rapid finish. A juicy, sweet, slightly floral sparkler for joyous occasions.
86 points $14 Best Buy
Entre Parenthèses 2019 Blanc Premium Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of fresh butter lettuce, wax beans, sliced pear, and honeydew with a silky, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and an even, brisk finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A crisp and crushable White for anytime sipping.
86 points $14.99 Best Buy
Franzia NV  Chardonnay
86 points
$16
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of buttercream-frosted yellow cake, spiced apple compote, and yogurt with spiced nuts with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, breezy finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A solid Chardonnay that ticks off all the boxes.
Coda Rossa 2018  Cabernet Sauvignon
86 points
$17
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of black cassis jam, red bell pepper, and hoisin sauce with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry-yet-fruity full body and a polished, interesting, medium-length finish evoking suggestions of dill and coconut with moderate oak flavor. A bold, tannic Cabernet with huge notes of jammy fruit.
PaintBox NV  Chardonnay
86 points
$17
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of ripe melon, pineapple, peach, and toast with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and an even, easy finish with touches of lemon bar with light oak flavor. A fruit-forward Chardonnay with wide appeal.
Polvaro Tenuta 2019 Estate Pinot Grigio
86 points
$17
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of hints of lemon, golden apple, straw, and cream with a satiny, crisp, dry light body and a smooth, relaxed finish with no oak flavor. A smooth and easy-drinking Pinot Grigio with a dry and refreshing palate.
Polvaro Tenuta 2017 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
86 points
$17
Dusty deep purple color. Earthy aromas of leather, raspberry lambic, horse blanket, and herbal tea with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length dried cranberry, mulled wine and iron finish with earthy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A slatey and lean Cabernet Sauvignon with earthy Brett influence.
Baraboo Bluff Winery 2019 Petite Pearl Red Blend Wisconsin
86 points
$18
Bright rich violet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of blackberry jam and cocoa butter with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, brisk finish with chewy tannins and no oak flavor. A solid Wisconsin Red with firm body and fruity appeal.
Coda Rossa 2018 Adoro Sangiovese
86 points
$18
Dusty violet color. Interesting aromas and flavors of raspberry gastrique, tomato leaf, berry fruit leather, caramelized onions, and savory herbs with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, crisp finish imparting suggestions of chocolate spread, grape jelly, and soft bread with moderate oak flavor. A funky New World Sangiovese.
Fog River 2017  Cabernet Sauvignon
86 points
$18
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate nuts, singed pie crust, hint of red licorice, and candied bacon with a supple, vibrant, medium-to-full body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-long finish displaying notes of cassis tart, pickled cherries and craisin, and cinnamon bark with light oak flavor. A bright, mouthwatering Cabernet that will make a fine dance partner for a meaty meal.
Château Picon 2017 1070 Bordeaux Supèrieur
86 points
$19.99
Garnet color. Aromas of dried cherry, cedar, pencil shavings, and rosemary with a tannic, dryish medium-to-full body and a smooth, medium-length pomegranate and oak finish with woody tannins. A solid everyday Bordeaux for weeknight meals.
86 points $19.99
Nicolas Potel 2018  Pinot Noir
86 points
$19.99
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of cherry gastrique, earth, vanilla, and pickled watermelon with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and an even, medium-length plum jam, biscuit, carob, and dark chocolate finish with light oak flavor. An understated, food-friendly Burgundy that delivers.
86 points $19.99
Barefoot Hard Seltzer NV Cherry Cranberry Hard Seltzer California
85 points
$1.99
White gold color. Aromas of lime, apple cider, white airhead candy, wax candy, and honeydew melon with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a silky, breezy spiced apple compote finish with no oak flavor. A light refresher with a hint of flavor.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 WineCocktail Wine $8 and Under'
85 points $1.99
Oak Leaf NV Red Blend American
85 points
$3
Best Buy
Brilliant siam color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry jelly, honey, and peach candies with a supple, crisp, fruity sweet light body and a smooth, brisk finish with no oak flavor. A berry-centric Flavored Wine for those with a sweet tooth.
85 points $3 Best Buy
Bay Bridge Vineyards NV  Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
$4
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Aromas of red cassis, ripe plum, spice cookies, dill, and sun dried tomato with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, snappy chocolate tart and hints of almonds finish with well-integrated, medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. A juicy, pairable Cab for the table and beyond.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $8 and Under'
85 points $4 Best Buy
Bay Bridge Vineyards NV  Merlot
85 points
$4
Best Buy
Dark ruby color. Aromas of sweet gum tree, raspberry jam, sugar cane, and red bell pepper with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, medium-length toast and baking spices finish with drying tannins and moderate oak flavor. A solid Merlot pleaser for weeknight pairing.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $8 and Under'
85 points $4 Best Buy
Bay Bridge Vineyards NV White Zinfandel California
85 points
$4
Best Buy
Pale salmon orange color. Candied aromas and flavors of watermelon candies, apple lollipop, and cherry taffy with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, medium-length finish with no oak flavor. A very fruity Rosé for summertime fun.
85 points $4 Best Buy
Harthill Farms NV  Merlot
85 points
$5
Best Buy
Black ruby color. Aromas of milk chocolate, raspberry candies, roasted beets, and earth with a slightly chewy, crisp, fruity medium body and a tingling, medium-length mixed berry jam, dark chocolate, and charred oak finish with woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. A chewy Merlot quaffer with big pops of fruity flavor.
85 points $5 Best Buy
Barefoot Spritzer NV Crisp White Spritzer California
85 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas of tinned pears, honey, pound cake, and capri sun with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and an even, medium-length orange candies and club soda finish with no oak flavor. A crisp, citrusy refresher.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 WineCocktail Wine $8 and Under'
85 points $5.99 Best Buy
Barefoot Spritzer NV Moscato Spritzer California
85 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Pink color. Aromas of berry candies, peach sorbet, and pineapple gummy bears with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, moderately sweet light body and an even, breezy strawberry soda and tart lemon custard finish. A yummy fruity treat that refreshes.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 WineCocktail Wine $8 and Under'
85 points $5.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV  Chardonnay
85 points
$6.99
Golden straw color. Aromas of pineapple cake, coconut buttercream, and toast with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a seamless, brisk finish with light oak flavor. A creamy, toasty and tropical California Chardonnay that hits the spot.
85 points $6.99
Barefoot NV  Zinfandel
85 points
$6.99
Ruby black color. Jammy aromas of raspberry compote, honeycomb, chocolate sauce, and cigar wrapper with a round, bright, fruity medium body and a warming, medium-length toasted hawaiian rolls, cherry jam, and hoisin sauce finish with moderate oak flavor. A jammy zin that will certainly satisfy lovers of the style.
85 points $6.99
Barefoot NV Moscato California
85 points
$6.99
Yellow straw color. Aromas of sweet peach, fondant, pears in syrup, and orange blossom honey with a satiny, crisp, petillant, moderately sweet medium body and a silky, easy lemon candies finish with no oak flavor. A moscato-like sweet white best enjoyed with a good chill.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Sweet Wine $8 and Under'
85 points $6.99
Bucket List NV  Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
$8
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of red plum, compressed watermelon, dill pickles, coconut, and pine with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a polished, snappy finish revealing notes of toasted pound cake with moderate oak flavor. A fruity and herbaceous Cabernet for the table.
Bucket List NV White Moscato California
85 points
$8
Golden straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of candied peach, honeysuckle, melons in sweet cream, and mandarins in syrup with a satiny, crisp, moderately sweet light body and a graceful, carefree finish that exhibits notes of lemon blossom with no oak flavor. A soft and fruity sweet White with delicate floral nuance.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 White Wine $8 and Under'
Quail Oak NV White Moscato American
85 points
$8
Straw green color. Floral, fresh aromas and flavors of yellow rose, lychee, fruit cup with wheat crackers, and coconut macaroon with a soft, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, snappy finish with impressions of candied peaches and golden raisins. An easy-to-like Moscato with flavors wrapped in a crowd-pleasing bow.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 White Wine $8 and Under'
Barefoot Bubbly NV Sparkling Pink Moscato California
85 points
$9.99
Amber salmon color. Aromas of honeycomb, orange flower water, and sliced sugared strawberries with a satiny, tangy, effervescent, very sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish. Moscato fans will be drawn to this sweet sparkler.
85 points $9.99
Barefoot Fruitscato NV Strawberry California
85 points
$9.99
Bright ruby garnet color. Aromas of raspberry jam, hint of menthol, and cacao nib with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, engaging, agreeable raspberry iced tea finish with no oak flavor. A candied berry flavored moscato that’s sure to please your sweet tooth.
85 points $9.99
Bodegas Borsao 2018 Monte Oton Grenache
85 points
$9.99
Dark violet color. Aromas and flavors of ripe plum, raspberry cobbler, black licorice, cola, and vanilla frosting with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length finish imparting elements of toasted croissant with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A bold, fruity Grenache with wide appeal.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Red Wine $10 and Under'
85 points $9.99
Line 39 2018  Pinot Grigio
85 points
$10
Emerald straw color. Aromas of fallen green apple and croissant sandwich with a supple, lively, dryish light body and a smooth, short lime candies finish with no oak flavor. A crisp quaffer for hot day refreshment.
Line 39 2019 Rosé California
85 points
$10
Pink coral color. Sweet aromas of raspberry jelly, green apple, and starfruit with a supple, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, relaxed orange sherbet and lime-spritzed berries finish with no oak flavor. An outgoing, very fruity Rosé with a candied nose.
Instigator 2018 Red Wine Lodi
85 points
$11
Dark garnet color. Aromas and flavors of raisin rye toast, chocolate cherries, and dusty cocoa with a silky, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a polished, short finish that shows notes of nuts with light oak flavor. A pleasant Zin sipper.
Luccio NV Luscious Red Italy
85 points
$11
Bright coral orange color. Fruity aromas of honeysuckle, apricot, and peach jelly with a supple, crisp, spritzy, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk orange blossom water and peach pie finish with no oak flavor. A bright and peachy, coral-hued quaffer for Moscato lovers.
Brass Tacks 2019  Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
$12
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of pencil shavings, vanilla-blackberry yogurt, dark roasted nuts, and cola float with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a tingling, stimulating, breezy finish with notes of blueberry tart a la mode, brandied raisins, and smoked nuts and oak with chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A nice, lightly smoky, easy-drinking Cabernet.
Buttercup 2018  Chardonnay
85 points
$12
Gold color. Tropical aromas of buttercream frosted banana cake with coconut flakes, apple pie a la mode, and kettle corn with a supple, medium body and a smooth, buoyant vanilla pudding and wafers, coffee creamer, and roasted pineapple finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A pleasant, easy drinking buttery Chardonnay.
Flat Top Hills 2016 Red Blend California
85 points
$14
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of plum jam, strawberry preserves, black tea, and peony with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, medium-length finish revealing notes of chocolate chips, hints of espresso, and black licorice with moderate oak flavor. A vibrant, juicy Red that will be a real crowd pleaser.
Flat Top Hills 2019 Rosé California
85 points
$14
Salmon orange color. Aroma of raspberry tart with a supple, vibrant, dryish light body and a seamless, scant hint of strawberry and butter finish with no oak flavor. A crushable, easy-drinking Rosé to serve ice cold.
Risata NV Red Moscato Blend Italy
85 points
$14
Coral orange color. Herbal, fruity aromas and flavors of strawberry lavender shrub, cranberry-lemon chutney, and citronella with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-long finish with accents of tangerine and cherry sorbets and pickled watermelon rinds. A wonderfully spicy and herbaceous pink bubbly Dessert Wine that will be a fine way to finish a meal or start a cocktail.
Risata NV Raven Semi-Sweet Red Blend Piedmont
85 points
$14
Violet color. Aromas of black raspberry soda, citrus punch, and chambord with a satiny, vibrant, spritzy, sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, carefree lime sherbet and cherry sauce finish with no oak flavor. A sweet, crisp and berry-centric sparkler.
DH Lescombes 2018 631 Chenin Blanc
85 points
$15
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of pineapple custard, underripe plum, orange coulis, and herbal tea with honey with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, breezy finish with no oak flavor. A smooth-sipping Chenin Blanc with soft tropical style.
Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Promised Land Shiraz
85 points
$15
Dark violet color. Aromas and flavors of blueberry candies, lavender, menthol-mint, and orange marmalade with a lightly tannic, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-length finish manifesting accents of black pepper and graphite with light oak flavor. A solid, spicy Australian Shiraz that will hit the spot.
Polvaro Tenuta 2018 Estate Chardonnay
85 points
$17
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of toasted apple cake and honey butter with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, brisk finish evoking nuances of pineapple with no oak flavor. A fresh Chardonnay with a gentle sensibility.
Pacific Redwood 2019 Organic Pinot Noir
85 points
$18
Dark garnet color. Aromas of mesquite smoked fruits, huckleberry tart, lavender and violet candies, and cedar planked tomato with a supple, crisp, dryish medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long herb marinated beets, roasted sweet potatoes, agave roasted nuts, and cedar finish with firm, barky tannins and heavy oak flavor. A firm oaky, smoky Pinot Noir with lots of twists and turns.
Intercept 2018  Chardonnay
85 points
$19
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of toasted marshmallow, lemon curd, peach jam, white chocolate, and banana pudding with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, medium-length finish displaying impressions of graham cracker and butter with moderate oak flavor. A solid Chardonnay sipper with toasty, creamy notes to savor.
Oak Leaf NV Sangria American
84 points
$3
Best Buy
Neon violet color. Aromas and flavors of mandarin oranges in syrup, fruit punch, and lime popsicle with a satiny, bright, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with elements of spiced marmalade and berry chutney with a suggestion of oak flavor. A fun, spicy Sangria with heaps of citrusy and berry flavors.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 WineCocktail Wine $8 and Under'
84 points $3 Best Buy
Oak Leaf NV  Shiraz
84 points
$3
Best Buy
Indigo color. Fruity aromas and flavors of blackberry jam, purple candies, coconut cream pie, gingersnap cookies, and cola with a slightly chewy, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, short-to-medium finish with chewy, medium tannins. A bold, fruity American Shiraz that may appeal to Zinfandel or Beaujolais Nouveau drinkers.
84 points $3 Best Buy
Oak Leaf NV  Cabernet Sauvignon
84 points
$3
Best Buy
Dusty garnet color. Fruity aromas of watermelon Jolly Rancher, dried cherries, and hints of mushrooms with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, agreeable honey on toast finish with light oak flavor. A fruity, wide-appealing Cabernet that will be appreciated by Pinot Noir drinkers.
84 points $3 Best Buy
Oak Leaf NV  Merlot
84 points
$3
Best Buy
Bright ruby garnet color. Woody aromas and flavors of cedar box, pine, and blackberry jam with a slightly chewy, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, quick finish with clunky tannins and heavy oak flavor. An oaky Merlot quaffer for the table and beyond.
84 points $3 Best Buy
Three Wishes NV  Cabernet Sauvignon
84 points
$3
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Aromas of watermelon candy, strawberry candies, blueberry jam, and dill with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length red licorice, peach scone, and baking spices finish with moderate oak flavor. A somewhat ostentatious Cabernet with bold candy-fruit aromas and easy-drinking, crowd-pleasing style.
84 points $3 Best Buy
Three Wishes NV  Merlot
84 points
$3
Best Buy
Dark ruby color. Aromas and flavors of black plum, toasted oak, tobacco, sage, and curry with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length finish with notes of plum jam-filled pastry with moderate oak flavor. A spicy, woody Merlot with a nice food-friendly juiciness.
84 points $3 Best Buy
Bay Bridge Vineyards NV White Moscato California
84 points
$4
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aroma of apple candies with a bright, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a polished, brisk ice pops finish with no oak flavor. A sweet White wine for value-seekers.
84 points $4 Best Buy
Bay Bridge Vineyards NV Red Blend California
84 points
$4
Best Buy
Brilliant siam color. Confected aromas and flavors of cherry cooler and Jell-O with a crisp, fruity sweet light body and a smooth, quick finish with no oak flavor. A juicy, fruity punch-like wine to serve poolside.
84 points $4 Best Buy
Bay Bridge Vineyards NV Rosé California
84 points
$4
Best Buy
Silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry candies and scented candle with a bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, brisk finish with no oak flavor. A simple, smooth and fruity Rosé that hits the spot.
84 points $4 Best Buy
Winemakers Selection 2018 Red Blend California
84 points
$5
Best Buy
Dark garnet color. Aromas and flavors of cherry wax pop, strawberry fruit leather, and graham crackers with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, interesting, medium-length finish imparting notes of mocha with well-integrated, crunchy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A crisp, chewy Red Blend that will complement pizza night.
84 points $5 Best Buy
Winemakers Selection 2018  Cabernet Sauvignon
84 points
$5
Best Buy
Dark garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of dried cherries, pencil shavings, tobacco, dark chocolate with almonds, and spiced biscotti with a slightly chewy, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, medium-length finish with elements of Tootsie Roll with moderate oak flavor. A fruity, oaky pleaser for weeknight indulging.
84 points $5 Best Buy
Winemakers Selection 2019  Chardonnay
84 points
$5
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Aromas of green apple skins, peach, and herbed butter with a satiny, soft, dryish light body and an effortless, brisk banana muffin and dried apricot finish. A light, carefree Chardonnay for the table.
84 points $5 Best Buy
Barefoot Spritzer NV Rosé California
84 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas of cotton candy, strawberry sno cone, and strawberry banana yogurt with a satiny, spritzy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk strawberry pez candies and melted popsicle finish with no oak flavor. A light and tangy berry refresher.
84 points $5.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV White Zinfandel California
84 points
$6.99
Pink coral color. Aromas of watermelon candy and raspberry jam with a supple, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length cherry lollipop and bubblegum finish with no oak flavor. An off-dry rose with lots of friendly fruit flavor.
84 points $6.99
Barefoot NV  Shiraz
84 points
$6.99
Deep purple color. Aromas of cranberry tart, gingerbread, and wood chips with a chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, medium-length chocolate soft serve, butterscotch, and black pepper finish with moderate oak flavor. A bold and chewy American Shiraz for weeknight beef.
84 points $6.99
Barefoot NV  Cabernet Sauvignon
84 points
$6.99
Black garnet color. Aromas of mixed berry jam, cinnamon toast, cola, hint of olives, and oak chips with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, brisk finish with moderate oak flavor. A smooth-sipping, jammy, oaky pleaser for weeknight indulging.
84 points $6.99
Barefoot NV Pink Moscato California
84 points
$6.99
Pale coral orange color. Aromas of strawberry jell-o and peach pastry with a round, crisp, petillant, moderately sweet light body and a smooth, brisk mixed fruit gummies finish with no oak flavor. An easy, breezy sweet wine in a summery tone.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Sweet Wine $8 and Under'
84 points $6.99
Barefoot NV  Pinot Grigio
84 points
$6.99
Emerald straw color. Aromas of fruit cup, honeysuckle, and elderflower with a satiny, crisp, fruity light body and a smooth, short-to-medium wedding cake and apricot jam finish with no oak flavor. The moscato lover’s Pinot Grigio.
84 points $6.99
Barefoot NV Rosé California
84 points
$6.99
Pale pink coral color. Aromas of strawberry rhubarb tart, rose scented candle, and limeade with a velvety, crisp, off-dry light body and a polished, quick strawberry candy and raspberry jell-o finish with no oak flavor. A charmingly fruity off-dry rose with wide appeal.
84 points $6.99
Barefoot NV Sangria California
84 points
$6.99
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of plum jam, cinnamon, clove, and freshly peeled orange with a satiny, tangy, fruity medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length licorice, hints of spiced chocolate, and blackberry jam finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. You can’t go wrong with this simple and juicy sangria.
84 points $6.99
CK Mondavi NV Red Blend California
84 points
$7
Garnet black color. Aromas of ripe raspberries, fig bar, orange marmalade, and hints of mint with a slightly chewy, bright, medium body and a smooth, swift chocolate and ginger finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A solid Red quaffer for weeknight indulgences.
CK Mondavi 2019  Pinot Grigio
84 points
$7
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of golden apples, ripe melon, and light caramel with a glycerous, soft, dryish light body and a graceful, brisk finish with no oak flavor. A smooth and fruity Pinot Grigio that will hit the spot.
CK Mondavi NV  White Moscato
84 points
$7
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of peach cobbler, honey, and hint of banana with a supple, crisp, petillant, sweet light body and a smooth, short finish with no oak flavor. A sweet, smooth quaffer for everyday indulgences.
CK Mondavi 2017  Merlot
84 points
$7
Brick red color. Aromas and flavors of composted fruits, struck match, rubber and and nuts with a soft, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a quick finish revealing notes of plum skin, raw cranberry, berry kefir, and charred cedar with heavy oak flavor. A funky, smoky, oaky Merlot for the table.
CK Mondavi 2019  Chardonnay
84 points
$7
Straw color. Off, putting aromas and flavors of lit match, omelet, bruised apple and banana, and pickled ramps with a supple, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, odd, fast finish evoking nuances of grilled pineapple, roasted apples, and smoked nuts with light oak flavor. A tense and smoky Chardonnay for the BBQ pit.
Dive Bar NV Strawberry Moscato California
84 points
$7
Steely pink color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry faygo, lilac, frosting, and crunch berries cereal with a supple, crisp, very sweet light body and a smooth, brisk finish with no oak flavor. A decadently sweet wine with big berry flavor.
Bucket List NV Pink Moscato White California
84 points
$8
Silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry candy, honeysuckle, and honeycomb with a vibrant, moderately sweet light body and a polished, snappy finish with no oak flavor. A light, fruity wine with a balanced sweetness.
Bucket List NV Rosé California
84 points
$8
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of pickled watermelon rind, watermelon and cherry candies, and vinyl shoes with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a silky, easy finish manifesting notes of berry granola with nuts and cherry pit with no oak flavor. A nice fruity Rosé for effortless enjoyment.
Quail Oak NV  Cabernet Sauvignon
84 points
$8
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of pickled beets, berry gastrique, coconut, and teriyaki with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, medium-length finish with notes of plum and fruit cake with moderate oak flavor. A solid New World Cab that will be versatile at the table.
Quail Oak NV Rosé American
84 points
$8
Pale salmon orange color. Aromas and flavors of dried strawberry and peach tea with a supple, soft, dry-yet-fruity light body and a sleek, quick finish displaying nuances of hints of dried herbs. A crushable Rosé for the warmer months.
La Croix de Pere Michel 2019  Minervois
84 points
$9
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of dried figs, quince paste, black plum, licorice, and clove with an vibrant, dryish medium body and a smooth, charming, agreeable finish with notes of spiced plum and sanguine. A dense and rustic Minervois to pair with game.
It’s a Headsnapper NV Dark Red Blend California
84 points
$10
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of blueberry compote, hints of herbs, and baking spices with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, quick finish with light oak flavor. A weeknight Red for a crowd.
Line 39 2018  Chardonnay
84 points
$10
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of spiced apple cookies, grilled peach, and banana puree with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, short finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A softhearted, easy White quaffer.
Psecco NV Rosé Sparkling Wine Italy
84 points
$10
Silvery amber color. Aromas of apricot jam and strawberry handpie with a supple, crisp, effervescent, sweet light body and a silky, brisk cherry sorbet finish with no oak flavor. A fruity, bubbly pleaser for your sweet tooth.
Cupcake NV Black Forest Decadent Red Blend California
84 points
$11
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry pie, hibiscus, cola, roasted nuts, and allspice with a satiny, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, brisk finish that shows notes of tart lemon-spritzed berries with light oak flavor. A jammy Red quaffer for laid back sipping.
Luccio NV Peach Moscato Italy
84 points
$11
White gold color. Aromas and flavors of peach gummies and mango candies with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, moderately sweet light body and a smooth, short-to-medium finish with notes of peach schnapps and lemon-lime soda with no oak flavor. A peachy bubbly quaffer for your sweet tooth.
Flat Top Hills 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
84 points
$14
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of green bell pepper, ripe pears, and soursop with a satiny, bright, dryish light body and a smooth, fast finish with no oak flavor. A summer White quaffer for al fresco sips.
Risata NV Scarlet Semi-Sweet Red Blend Italy
84 points
$14
Ruby garnet color. Fruity aromas of cherry soda and red licorice with a slightly chewy, crisp, effervescent, sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, buoyant fresh blackberries finish. A berry scented red sparkler for simple celebrations.
French Blue 2019  Sauvignon Blanc
84 points
$14.99
Yellow straw color. Green aromas and flavors of golden apple, green bell pepper, and button mushrooms with a supple, crisp, dry light body and a sleek, agreeable finish that presents shades of dressed greens and white grapefruit supremes with a suggestion of oak flavor. A crisp, food friendly White Bordeaux for the table.
84 points $14.99
French Blue 2019 Rosé Bordeaux AOC
84 points
$14.99
Pale orange salmon color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry marshmallow fluff and fresh red bell pepper with a supple, bright, dryish light body and an effortless, brisk finish with no oak flavor. An easy-drinking Rosé for hot weather refreshment.
84 points $14.99
St. Clair Winery 2017 Special Reserve Chenin Blanc
84 points
$15
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon concentrate, lavender, fondant, and sugar cane with a supple, shy, dryish light body and a smooth, sparse finish with no oak flavor. A citrusy quaffer to serve ice cold.
Franzia NV Pinot Noir - Carmenere Chile
84 points
$16
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of mixed berry jam, raspberry candle, orange oil, eucalyptus, cola, and clove with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a sleek, breezy finish with notes of coffee-scented candle. A fruit-forward and spicy Pinot Noir Blend that will be fun with tapas or hors d’ouevres.
Franzia NV Dark Red Blend American
84 points
$16
Deep purple color. Oaky aromas and flavors of tobacco, pine, vanilla fondant, and blackberry jam with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, relaxed finish with notes of cranberry with heavy oak flavor. An oaky weeknight pleaser.
Franzia NV Pinot Grigio - Colombard American
84 points
$16
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of cotton candy, dried peach with a sherry glaze, wet linen and silk, and open pineapple and pear cans with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, breezy finish with accents of lemon sprtized green apple, persimmon, and nut skin. A crisp Pinot Grigio quaffer.
Franzia NV White Moscato California
84 points
$16
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of orange blossom candy, sweet lime, honeysuckle, and white peach with a satiny, crisp, fruity sweet medium body and a polished, intriguing, medium-length finish with no oak flavor. A not-too-sweet Moscato for anytime indulging.
Franzia NV Pink Moscato California
84 points
$16
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of watermelon candies, honeysuckle, and ripe apricot with a satiny, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and an even, carefree finish with no oak flavor. A juicy-sweet Moscato Rosé with tasty notes of watermelon.
Cantina Zaccagnini 2017  Montepulciano dAbruzzo DOC
84 points
$16.99
Deep purple color. Aromas of roasted espresso, milk chocolate, root beer float, mushrooms, and onions with a lightly tannic, crisp, dryish medium body and a smooth, quick tomato leaf and rubber finish with drying tannins and heavy oak flavor. An atypical Montepulciano d’Abruzzo with lots of roasty oak.
84 points $16.99
PaintBox NV  Pinot Grigio
84 points
$17
Pale golden straw color. Aroma of golden apples with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and an even, brisk lemon spritz finish with no oak flavor. A light, juicy quaffer for simple sipping.
PaintBox NV  Cabernet Sauvignon
84 points
$17
Garnet black color. Aromas of ripe cherries, hints of coffee bean, and dill with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, quick watermelon candy, raspberry cooler, and toast finish with well-integrated tannins and light oak flavor. A solid value Cabernet with ripe fruit and juicy appeal.
Polvaro Tenuta 2018 Estate Polvaro Oro Tre Venezie
84 points
$17
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of citrus-ginger punch and lily with a supple, soft, dry-yet-fruity light body and a seamless, brisk finish with no oak flavor. A crisp, fruity and floral White for poolside sipping.
Brass Tacks 2019 To the Point Chardonnay
84 points
$18
Golden straw color. Brash aromas and flavors of hot iron, char-grilled fruit, pine lumberyard, and aloe and brown grass with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, odd, medium-length finish with elements of roasted pineapple, spiced apples and banana, and charred popcorn and nuts with moderate oak flavor. A smoky, chewy Chardonnay for the table.
Oak Leaf NV White Zinfandel Blend American
83 points
$3
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of ripe strawberry and watermelon candies with a satiny, crisp, off-dry light body and an even, brisk finish with no oak flavor. An off-dry, simple but tasty Rosé with big notes of watermelon candy.
83 points $3 Best Buy
Oak Leaf NV White Moscato American
83 points
$3
Best Buy
Straw color. Floral aromas and flavors of honey, peach candies, and white flowers with a supple, vibrant, moderately sweet medium body and an effortless, agreeable finish displaying notes of melon with no oak flavor. A sweet, crushable Moscato for al fresco soirees.
83 points $3 Best Buy
Winemakers Selection 2019  Pinot Grigio
83 points
$5
Best Buy
Pale golden straw color. Aromas of honey and toasted egg bread with a bright, dryish light body and an effortless, short golden apple and lemon spritz finish with no oak flavor. A crushable Pinot Grigio.
83 points $5 Best Buy
Barefoot NV  Pinot Noir
83 points
$6.99
Dark ruby color. Fruity aromas of fruit punch, raspberry cobbler, and cola with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish with moderate oak flavor. A fruity, easy-drinking red that will be a hit.
83 points $6.99
Barefoot NV  Malbec
83 points
$6.99
Black violet color. Aromas of chocolate shake, blackberry jam, licorice, and clove with a soft, fruity light body and a smooth, brisk finish with moderate oak flavor. A plush jammy red quaffer.
83 points $6.99
Cupcake NV Red Velvet Blend California
83 points
$11
Dark garnet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of pencil shavings, toasted marshmallows, berry pop-tart, and vinyl upholstery with a supple, bright, light-to-medium body and a brisk finish displaying nuances of vanilla custard with honeyed berries, nut skin, and cherry popsicle stick with no oak flavor. A pleasant trip to the confectioner’s shop in a glass.
Salt of the Earth 2019 Rubino Red Moscato
83 points
$11
Light ruby garnet color. Aromas and flavors of red Jell-O and watermelon sorbet with a supple, crisp, petillant, moderately sweet light body and a polished, brisk finish revealing suggestions of rainbow sherbet with no oak flavor. A sweet and festive Red quaffer for outdoor festivities.
Franzia NV  Merlot
83 points
$16
Dark ruby color. Spicy, fruity aromas and flavors of spiced plum jam, raspberry candle, cinnamon candies, orange concentrate, and clove cigarettes with a satiny, crisp, fruity light body and a seamless, breezy finish with moderate oak flavor. An atypically spicy Merlot best served with a slight chill.
Château Cazeau 2018 1560 Bordeaux AOC
83 points
$19.99
Garnet color. Rustic aromas of pickled beets, raspberry lambic, and horse blanket with a coarse, prickly, dry medium body and a medium-length earth and macerated strawberries finish with earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A funky French quaffer for rustic meals.
83 points $19.99
Barefoot Spritzer NV Pinot Grigio Spritzer California
82 points
$2.99
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of struck match and pineapple gummies with a lean, tangy, spritzy, fruity light-to-medium body and a brisk lime Sno Cone finish with no oak flavor. A bright and tangy refresher for backyard festivities.
82 points $2.99
CK Mondavi 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
82 points
$7
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of hints of pear, underripe starfruit, and banana with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light body and a silky, breezy finish. Juicy acidity and easy-drinking style make this a nice everyday sipper.
Barefoot Fruitscato NV Watermelon California
81 points
$9.99
Bright pink coral color. Aromas of whipped cream, grape drink mix, and fondant with a satiny, spritzy, moderately sweet watery body and a brisk mango yogurt and peach iced tea finish with no oak flavor. A juicy sweet quaffer.
81 points $9.99
Barefoot Fruitscato NV Apple Moscato California
81 points
$9.99
Straw green color. Aromas of apple cider, honey-nut cheerios, and wax with a supple, crisp, sweet light body and a smooth, swift apple juice and apricot nectar finish with no oak flavor. A apple-y moscato for fun quaffing.
81 points $9.99
DH Lescombes 2018 631 Cab-Sangio New Mexico
81 points
$15
Brick red color. Curious aromas and flavors of fruit punch, cereal grains, butterscotch, and tomato with a supple, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, rapid finish revealing accents of cherry sorbet with no oak flavor. A funky off-dry quaffer to serve with a good chill.
Quady 2019 Red Electra Moscato California
81 points
$15
Pale ruby color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry candle, peach melba, beeswax, and potpourri with a satiny, crisp, petillant, very sweet light-to-medium body and a polished, buoyant finish. A berry-forward pleaser for Moscato lovers.
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