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.

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) — 7 days ago

Jeff, Alex and 31 others liked this

Celler Vall Llach

Embruix Priorat Grenache Blend 2016

Delectable Wine
9.1

The 2016 Embruix displays concentrated, spice-tinged black and blue fruit character, with suave floral overtones and intense minerality. Although structured to age, it’s absolutely delicious now with a little air. Merlot, Grenache, Carignane, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. $24.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2019) — a month ago

Greg, Alex and 40 others liked this

Old Vine Red

Marietta Cellars Old Vine Red Lot 69

Delectable Wine
8.8

Marietta’s Old Vine Red Lot 69 is loaded with spice, leather, tobacco and ripe cherry flavors. Pliant, supple and inviting, this delicious Zinfandel-based red makes a great by the case purchase or house pour. Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache, Barbera and Carignane round out the blend. $15.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2019) — 2 months ago

Alex, David and 25 others liked this
Janice Mabe Torres

Janice Mabe Torres

Love this wine. So sorry to hear of founder's passing

Château de Reignac

Grand vin de Reignac 2016

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2016 de Reignac is an absolute joy to taste. Raspberry jam, mocha, plum and spice flavors are lifted by expressive floral notes in a mid-weight, Merlot-based Bordeaux Supérieur that will drink well right out of the gate. This is a fabulous wine for the money. $13.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2019) — 14 days ago

David, Jeremiah and 23 others liked this
Philip Patston

Philip Patston

Can I get this at Binnys in Chicagoland?
Dr. Owen Bargreen

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Killer BDX for the price 👌🍷

Bodegas Sierra Cantabria

Selección Rioja Tempranillo 2016

Delectable Wine
9.0

This classic, bargain-priced red from Rioja displays intense cassis, cherry, espresso and licorice flavors, along with subtle vanilla and woodsmoke nuances. It’s still on the youthful, fruit-dominated side but it opens up quickly and picks up a spicy accent with a little bit of air. $12.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2019) — a month ago

Alex, Jeff and 33 others liked this

Cruse Wine Co.

Monkey Jacket North Coast Red Blend 2017

Delectable Wine
9.1

Michael Cruse’s 2017 Monkey Jacket, a Valdiguié/Petite Sirah/Carignan and mixed blacks blend, is dark, racy and absolutely gorgeous. Black cherry, plum, spice and leather notes race out of the glass in this pliant, super-expressive red. $25.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2019) — 2 months ago

Matt, Saman and 31 others liked this

Averaen

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Delectable Wine
9.1

Displays abundant berry and floral character, with vibrant spice accents adding verve. Seamless in texture and appealingly sweet, the 2017 finishes with impressive, juicy persistence and resonating florality. This is textbook Willamette Valley Pinot Noir at a great price. $25.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2019) — 21 days ago

David, Hermes and 25 others liked this
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Don’t like sweet

Iona

Elgin Pinot Noir 2015

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2015 Pinot Noir from Iona has a delightful red cherry, cranberry and bergamot scented bouquet that seems inspired by Pommard. The palate is fresh and full of tension, clearly sculpted by Elgin’s cool climate, with lovely balance of fruit concentration and weightlessness. $25.00 (Neal Martin, Vinous, February 2019) — a month ago

Sharon, Hermes and 22 others liked this

Cep Vineyards

Hopkins Ranch Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Hopkins Ranch is bright and focused, and yet also has terrific textural richness that keeps the wine from being aggressive. This is a fabulous, super-expressive, affordable Sauvignon Blanc from Peay's Cep label. $20.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2019) — 2 months ago

Hermes, Shay and 36 others liked this

Ossian

Quintaluna Rueda Verdejo

Delectable Wine
9.0

Made from 100% Verdejo, this complex, energetic Spanish white is the entry-level bottling of one of Rueda’s top bodegas. The 2016 blends concentration and nerviness with a deft hand, while displaying intense, mineral-laced citrus fruit character, suave floral topnotes and spicy tenacity. $25.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, January 2019) — 2 months ago

Casey, E and 27 others liked this
Carey Bailey

Carey Bailey

One of my favorite white wines!
Mike Godwin

Mike Godwin

our fav too 3€ in Spain