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.

J.K. Carriere

Provocateur Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Delectable Wine
9.1

J.K. Carriere’s entry-level Willamette Valley Pinot really shines in 2016. An elegant wine from an outstanding vintage, it smoothly blends generous New World fruit expression with Old World earthiness and balance. The 2016 is delicious right now but it can age, too. $25.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, May 2019) — 2 hours ago

Matt, P and 4 others liked this

Sanzon

Rány Tokaj Furmint 2016

Delectable Wine
8.9

This 100% Furmint has a crisp, pure nose of honeysuckle and jasmine, and a suggestion of caramelized pear in the background. The waxy-textured palate is well balanced with a seam of acidity, offering pear and quince and a twist of sour lemon on the finish to urge you back for another sip. $22.00 (Neal Martin, Vinous, April 2019) — 21 days ago

David, A and 15 others liked this
A E Weber

A E Weber

Your app’s wine label recognition is deteriorating and the wine universe is growing faster than your wine list.

Bonny Doon Vineyard

Vin Gris De Cigare Rosé Grenache Blend 2018

Delectable Wine
9.1

Lithe and intensely perfumed, this graceful California Rosé exhibits racy red berry and citrus fruit character, while showing surprising power given its light weight feel. Floral and mineral notes add complexity and drive a very long, sharply delineated finish. $16.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2019) — 2 months ago

P, Severn and 36 others liked this
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

I like the place

Herencia Altes

Terra Alta Garnatxa Negra 2017

Delectable Wine
9.0

This vibrant, dark berry and floral-dominated Grenache is a terrific example of the value that Herència Altés consistently delivers. Concentration, flavor intensity and balance make the 2017 extremely flexible with food, but it is also delicious alone thanks to gentle tannins. $13.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, May 2019) — 7 days ago

Alex, David and 18 others liked this

Château Suduiraut

Le Blanc sec de Suduiraut Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Delectable Wine
9.0

The Sémillon-based 2018 Blanc Sec de Suduiraut is creamy, supple and wonderfully inviting. Green apple, almond, dried flowers and chamomile are all laced together in a racy wine that shows how compelling the best dry whites of Sauternes can be. $20.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2019) — a month ago

Alex, Shay and 21 others liked this

Raventos i Blanc

Raventós i Blanc Blanc de Blancs 2016

Delectable Wine
9.1

This highly perfumed, mineral-driven Spanish bubbly shows wonderful clarity and tension, with no excess weight. Emphatically dry and lively in style, the 2016 offers powerful citrus and orchard fruit character, a suave floral note and impressive, stony persistence. $24.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, April 2019) — a month ago

David, Brian and 31 others liked this
VBH Wines

VBH Wines

I celebrated the Caps Stanley Cup Champion win with this bottle, sprayed half of it all over 8th St and we all had a sip before signing it. It’s on my mantle now. Buy it at Grand Cata in DC on 7th bet. P and Q NW

Château Marjosse

Bordeaux Blanc White Bordeaux Blend 2018

Delectable Wine
8.9

A stunning value, Pierre Lurton’s 2018 Marjosse Blanc is loaded with citrus, mint and white flower notes. This mid-weight, crisp, dry Bordeaux is a fabulous aperitif wine, but will also drink well at the table with lighter fare. It is an ideal wine for the spring and summer months. $15.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2019) — 14 days ago

Sharon, P and 15 others liked this

Bodegas Valdesil

Sobre Lías Vilamartìn de Valdeorras Godello 2017

Delectable Wine
9.1

Valdesil’s 2017 Godello, from Spain’s Galicia region, displays mineral-accented citrus fruit and floral character while deftly combining power and finesse. Lees contact adds depth and smoky complexity, making it a highly flexible wine at the table. $23.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, April 2019) — a month ago

David, Hugh and 11 others liked this

Villa S. Anna

Chianti Colli Senesi Sangiovese 2012

Delectable Wine
8.9

This gorgeous Chianti from Villa S. Anna is full of Sangiovese character. Dark cherry, tobacco, cedar and spice abound in a perfumed, classically built Chianti from the Colli Senesi appellation. Drink it over the next handful of years. $20.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2019) — 2 months ago

Keith, David and 20 others liked this

Alvaro Palacios

Camins del Priorat Grenache Blend 2017

Delectable Wine
9.1

Concentrated yet lively dark berry and candied violet flavors are braced by a core of minerality that lends sharp delineation and lift. Drink it now with a bit of aeration. Alvaro Palacios’ Priorats are some of Spain’s greatest wines. His entry-level bottling consistently over-delivers. $25.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2019) — 2 months ago

Jeff, Alex and 49 others liked this