Vinous Favorites

Wines don't have to be expensive to be delicious. Each week in Vinous Favorites, the Vinous editorial team picks a terrific wine that can usually be found for less than $25.

Soter Vineyards

Planet Oregon Pinot Noir 2016

Delectable Wine
9.1

This vibrant bottling from one of Oregon's iconic producers, is a side project from Soter using purchased fruit, and is a crazy value. It delivers an array of lively, spice-accented red fruit and floral qualities and shows the balance and length of Pinots that cost twice as much. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Feb 2018) $22 — 8 days ago

Johann Schwaiger

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Pagliarese

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2015

Delectable Wine
9.2

A super-classic Chianti Classico based on Sangiovese with dollops of Canaiolo, Mammolo and Colorino aged in cask. Bright, red-toned fruit and an array of floral/savory notes are nicely delineated, but the wine's purity and extraordinary balance elevate it into the realm of the sublime. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Jan 2018) $23 — a month ago

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Ealine

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Nicole Chanrion

Domaine de la Voûte des Crozes Côte-de-Brouilly Gamay 2016

Delectable Wine
9.2

This Beaujolais displays impressive energy and finesse, in the style of the vintage, with excellent depth of flavor. While the 2016 has the potential to reward patience its vibrant red fruit, floral and mineral character make it awfully hard to resist now, so why wait? (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Dec 2017) $22 — 2 months ago

Maria, Brandon and 67 others liked this

Partidas de la Granja

La Social Rioja Tempranillo 2014

Delectable Wine
9.0

A Tempranillo, Graciano and Grenache blend grown in the Rioja Alavesa district, this fruit-forward, seamless red delivers an array of ripe berry, floral and spice qualities. Smooth and persistent, with just the right amount of tannins to frame and focus the wine’s juicy fruit. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Feb 2018) $18 — 13 days ago

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Arterberry Maresh

Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2015

Delectable Wine
9.1

Jim Arterberry-Maresh is one of Oregon's most talented, young winemakers. His entry-level 2015 Pinot is anything but basic, delivering vibrant, mineral-laced red fruit and floral character, with striking clarity and balance. Sure, it'll age, but it's pretty gorgeous right now. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Jan 2018) $25 — a month ago

Maria, Samantha and 6 others liked this

Jean-Marc Burgaud

Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2015

Delectable Wine
9.3

This Beaujolais from Burgaud is his flagship bottling. The wine is at once powerful and graceful, it shows intense, mineral-tinged blue fruit, spice and floral character, seamless texture and possesses the depth and structure to age. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Dec 2017) $21.00 — 2 months ago

Maria, Andy and 7 others liked this

Mount Langi Ghiran

Cliff Edge Shiraz 2015

Delectable Wine
9.2

This Australian Shiraz deftly combines intensity and finesse, offering sappy dark berry and spice character with seamless texture. While plenty of Aussie Shiraz is made in a full-throttle style, this wine impresses with elegance, not power. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Dec 2017) $25.00 — 2 months ago

Michael, Phil and 35 others liked this
Ron R

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I haven’t seen this stuff for years. A truly stunning producer from down under. Very nice selection, JR/AG.

Andrew Rich

Croft Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Delectable Wine
9.1

Andrew Rich’s Sauvignon Blanc Croft Vineyard has long been among Oregon’s best Sauvignons. Concentrated, mineral-accented citrus and orchard fruit and floral qualities hearken to the Loire Valley, while the wine’s and depth and balance make it extremely flexible at the table or on its own. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Feb 2018) $23.00 — 15 days ago

Delectable, Eric and 2 others liked this

Mark Herold Wines

Flux Grenache Blend 2015

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2015 Flux, Mark Herold's entry-level red , is bold, juicy and inviting. Super-ripe red cherry, rose petal, mint and spice are all pushed forward in this racy, succulent wine. Dollops of Mourvèdre and Syrah round out the blend. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Jan 2018) $24

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— a month ago

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Siduri

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Delectable Wine
9.0

Siduri’s 2016 Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley) shows a deft blend of ripeness and energy, with intense dark fruit and floral qualities backed up by a peppery note that adds spicy lift. It’s delicious now but it will drink well and continue to improve over the next decade. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Dec 2017) $25
— 2 months ago

Maria, Hyoejin and 11 others liked this