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.

Leo Steen

Casa Verde Redwood Valley Grenache Blend 2022

Delectable Wine
9.3

The 2022 Red Field Blend Casa Verde is one of the highlights in this range. Rich and effusive, the 2022 offers up copious dark red cherry/plum fruit, spice, new leather and licorice. This stylish Carignane/Grenache-based red delivers the goods. Best of all, the 2022 is a great value. $25.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2024) — 2 days ago

Doug, Daniel P. and 5 others liked this

Trediberri

Trediberri Barbera d'Alba 2022

Delectable Wine
9.3

The 2022 Barbera d'Alba is a fabulous wine that marries Barbera fruit richness with a Nebbiolo-like sense of structure. Aging is done entirely in cement. Ripe cherry, plum, lavender, rose petal and blood orange are front and center in this juicy, inviting Barbera. $23.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2024) — a month ago

Michael, Lyle and 18 others liked this

Sella & Mosca

Riserva Cannonau di Sardegna 2020

Delectable Wine
9.0

Dried violets, lavender, dusty blackberry and sage emerge from the 2020 Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva. It’s silky in texture, cool-toned and crisp. Ripe wild berries cascade across a vibrant, acidic core. A subtle coating of fine tannin lingers as the 2020 finishes pleasantly chewy and long. $22.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, January 2024) — 2 months ago

Lyle, Severn and 10 others liked this

Le Piane

Mimmo Vino Rosso Nebbiolo Blend 2022

Delectable Wine
9.3

Le Piane’s 2022 Nebbiolo is a rich, heady wine, but it has found a way to maintain freshness and verve. It’s a big wine for sure, yet all the elements are so well balanced. Sweet red/purplish fruit, orange peel, mint and crushed flowers linger on the deep, satisfying finish. $25.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2024) — 8 days ago

Michael, Doug and 10 others liked this

Noah

Rossonoah 2022

Delectable Wine
9.2

A rich, exuberant wine, the 2022 Rossonoah races out of the glass with super-ripe red cherry, rose petal, mint, cinnamon and blood orange. Plush and generous, with gorgeous fruit presence, the 2022 is an absolute delight. Readers should expect a pretty forward style. $20.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2024)
— 20 days ago

Severn, Michelle and 3 others liked this

Voliero

Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2021

Delectable Wine
9.3

The 2021 Rosso di Montalcino opens with rose petals, dried cherries and autumnal spices. It flows across the palate with a tactile blend of red wild berry and minerals, taking on a saline tinge. This finishes long and staining, leaving a coating of fine tannins, promising positive evolution. $25.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, January 2024) — a month ago

Severn, Tom and 10 others liked this

Vietti

Tre Vigne Barbera d'Alba 2021

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2021 Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne is a fabulous, explosive wine. Sumptuous dark cherry, ripe plum, mocha, licorice and new leather are all dialed up to the maximum. This racy, deep Barbera is tremendous. For its quality-to-price ratio, the Alba Tre Vigne might be the wine of the year at Vietti. $25.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2024) — 14 days ago

Erik, Peter and 22 others liked this

King Estate

Acrobat Oregon Pinot Noir 2022

Delectable Wine
9.1

The 2022 Pinot Noir opens with a mentholated freshness, mixing wild berries and sage. It’s juicy and round, with vividly ripe red and blue fruits swirling throughout. The 2022 leaves youthful tension with the mouth watering for more as hints of licorice fade. $16.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, January 2024) — a month ago

Doug, Tom and 11 others liked this

Morgan

Cotes du Crow's Grenache Syrah 2020

Delectable Wine
8.9

The 2020 Cotes du Crow’s is a Grenache/Syrah-based blend with touches of Mourvèdre and Tempranillo that add complexity. Red cherry, tobacco and dried herb hints open nicely. This bright, floral, mid-weight red offers plenty of charm. Drink it over the next handful of years. $22.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2024) — 2 months ago

Lyle, Beth and 13 others liked this

Luli

Syrah 2021

Delectable Wine
9.0

Luli’s 2021 Syrah (Santa Lucia Highlands) is a potent, brooding wine. Super-ripe dark cherry, blackberry, spice, leather, tobacco and incense race out of the glass. This boisterous Syrah shows quite a bit of intensity but is not exactly finessed, especially in its rather burly contours. $25.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, December 2023) — 2 months ago

Sharon, Leong and 16 others liked this