About Best Buys

Best Buys are wines that deliver great taste at a great price. We use an algorithm that compares the ratio of a product's suggested retail price to our score in order to calculate our Best Buy list. If you're on a budget, these bottles can't be beat. 



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Best Inexpensive White Wine

Rooftop Reds 2017  Riesling
94 points
$18
Best Buy
Golden yellow color. Aromas of ripe starfruit, dried pineapple, hints of hazelnut, and rubber with a supple, lively, moderately sweet medium body and a graceful, very complex, very long underripe peach and tropical fruit tart finish with no oak flavor. A skillfully grown Riesling with exceptional balance and intoxicating aromatics; let it work its magic with the meal, or simply enjoy all on its own.
94 points $18 Best Buy
Barone Montalto 2017  Pinot Grigio
93 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas of lemon zest, chervil, orange blossom, and honey with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length acacia and fresh pear finish with no oak flavor. A rich and layered pinot grigio with charming white floral notes and vibrant acidity.
93 points $9.99 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature 2018  Chardonnay
93 points
$12
Best Buy
Pale golden straw color. Oaky aromas and flavors of whipped cream, apricot, Poire Williams, vanilla bean, honeycomb, and hints of espresso with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, complex, medium-long finish with heavy oak flavor. A silky, dreamy Chardonnay with great integration of fruit flavors and luxury oak.
93 points $12 Best Buy
Wagner Vineyards 2019 Select Riesling
93 points
$14
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of dried apple and pear, rocks and straw, and dried eucalyptus with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish displaying touches of honeyed apple skin and lime-kiwi sorbet. A pleasing and pretty Riesling that drinks effortlessly.
93 points $14 Best Buy
Heron Hill Winery 2017 Semi-Dry Riesling
93 points
$15.99
Best Buy
Clear straw green color. Grassy, green, herbal, hoppy aromas and flavors of cut grass, petrol, flint , starfruit, mango skin , dried pineapple, and passionfruit with a silky, dry full body and a smooth, nuanced, medium-long finish displaying accents of white peach, pineapple, jalapeño skin, ripe pear, peach yogurt, and apple skin with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A memorable Finger Lakes Riesling with stellar minerality and elegant finish.
93 points $15.99 Best Buy
Portlandia 2018  Pinot Gris
93 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Aromas of honeycomb, apricot, white tea, and lime with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, complex, long dried pineapple, sweet papaya, minerals, hints of grapefruit zest, and fresh grass finish with no oak flavor. Bright, lengthy, elegant; this generous Willamette Pinot Gris has it all.
93 points $16.99 Best Buy
Weis Vineyards 2019 Semi-Dry Riesling
93 points
$17
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of poached peaches, spiced apples, and flowers with a supple, tangy, medium body and a polished, engaging, long finish with shades of golden kiwi citrus salad and honeyed green apples with no oak flavor. A robust off-dry Riesling with plenty to love.
93 points $17 Best Buy
Maddalena 2017  Chardonnay
93 points
$20
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Inviting aromas and flavors of caramel apple fritter, toasted croissant, baking spices, and kiwi with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a seamless, complex, medium-long finish displaying shades of spiced pineapple, apricot, and meyer lemon with moderate oak flavor. A rich and oak-centric Chardonnay with great style and length.
93 points $20 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature 2018  Pinot Grigio
92 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of diced apples in Greek yogurt, ripe apricot, pressed flowers, and golden kiwi with a supple, bright, dry light body and a long finish. A sophisticated northern Italian Pinot Grigio that will be great with shellfish.
92 points $5.99 Best Buy
Leaf Plucker 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
92 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of buttered apples, pineapple relish, toasted Hawaiian roll, passionfruit, grilled asparagus, and tropical spices with a satiny, fruity light body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length finish with no oak flavor. A flamboyant and outgoing toasty Sauvignon Blanc with character for days.
92 points $8.99 Best Buy