Best Inexpensive Wine

Weis Vineyards 2021 Dry Rosé Finger Lakes
96 points
$19
Best Buy
Brilliant silvery pink color. Aromas of strawberry and watermelon granitas, banana-rhubarb tart, and bramble with a fat body and a very long cherry-orange relish, spiced apple, rose petals, and red licorice whip finish. A vibrantly delicious Rose that whets the appetite and satisfies the soul; a benchmark for New York rose.
Awards: '2022 New York Wine Classic - Best Pink Wine' 2022 New York Wine Classic - Best Rosé (0 to 2% RS)
96 points $19 Best Buy
Kystin  Opalyne Brut French Cider
95 points
$7
Best Buy
Minutely hazy old gold color. Aromas and flavors of honey roasted apples and nuts, dried pear, and strawberry jam with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, long finish with suggestions of apple and pineapple shrub, baking spices, and fallen trees in the forest. A delightfully deep and flavorful French Cider for all occasions.
95 points $7 Best Buy
Voyager Point 2021  Sauvignon Blanc
95 points
$9
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of roasted yellow pepper, grapefruit, gooseberry, and pickled jalapeño with a silky, bright, fruity fat body and a polished, delightful, long finish displaying notes of guava-pineapple relish and spiced green apple with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A delicious and appetizing wine with superb texture and drinkability.
95 points $9 Best Buy
Peller Estates 2021 Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
95 points
$10
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Tropical aromas and flavors of grapefruit, gooseberry, guava, and pickled onion with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, immediate finish revealing notes of spiced apple and pear, wheat grass, and white pepper with fine, fruit tannins. A supple and satisfyingly fresh Sauvignon Blanc sipper with excellent varietal character.
95 points $10 Best Buy
Peller Estates 2020 Family Reserve Merlot
95 points
$10
Best Buy
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of bacon wrapped dates, chocolate espresso bean, bubbly berry pie crust, and bbq sweet potato chip with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a delightful, medium-long finish revealing suggestions of plum tart, spiced nuts, and cedar with chewy, earthy tannins and heavy oak flavor. A rich, oak-forward Merlot with bright fruit and grippy tannins that is a real pleasure to savor.
95 points $10 Best Buy
Mercer Estates 2021 Spice Cabinet Vineyard Rosé Grenache
95 points
$15
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of mixed berry salad, pickled melon, dainty dried flowers, and hint of bubblegum with a round, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, delightful, medium-long finish that shows accents of cherry and watermelon sorbet with no oak flavor. A beautiful, round and juicy, fruit-packed rose that is deliciously pleasing.
95 points $15 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature 2018 Suscol Vista Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points
$16
Best Buy
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of black currant, black olive , dark chocolate, fresh violet, and fennel with a velvety, lively, dry full body and a peppery, elegant, very long finish with notes of baked blackberry, fig, eucalyptus, and cedar with heavy oak flavor. A lush and mighty Napa Cabernet that broods with dark fruits while still showing nuance of purple flowers and herbs.
Awards: '2021 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $20 and Under' Best Value US Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points $16 Best Buy
Shenandoah Vineyards 2018  Cabernet Franc
95 points
$20
Best Buy
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of raspberry thumbprint cookies, grilled ladyfingers, redwood, and pimento with a round, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, long chocolate mousse and baklava finish with heavy oak flavor. A decadent and distinctive Cabernet Franc that assuages the palate with creamy oak and enlivens with snappy fruit and charming terroir.
Awards: 2021 Best Cabernet Franc
95 points $20 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature 2019  Cabernet Sauvignon
94 points
$8
Best Buy
Black violet color. Floral aromas of spiced plum, blackberry and jasmine tea with a lightly tannic, lively, fruity full body and a warming, thought-provoking, very long toasted stollen, hints of rose, apricot, and chocolate-covered raspberry jam finish with firm tannins and heavy oak flavor. The boldest Columbia Valley Cabernet; unrelenting flavor and structure here to last a long cellaring, though this is undeniably delicious right now.
Awards: '2021 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $8 and Under' Exceptional Value
94 points $8 Best Buy
Good Natured 2020 Balanced Red Blend Niagara Peninsula VQA
94 points
$10
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate toffee, grilled beets and carrots, pencil eraser, and bacon with a supple, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a silky, medium-length finish manifesting notes of cranberry, plum pie, spiced nuts, and cedar with dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A lovely, well-balanced lightly smoky, meaty red for grilling and chilling.
94 points $10 Best Buy