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.

Broadside

Margarita Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Delectable Wine
9.0

Striking a suave balance of power and finesse, this Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon evokes ripe dark fruits, with a woodsmoke nuance in the background. There’s impressive depth of flavor here and smooth, even tannins that frame a long, focused finish. Drink now or cellar it with confidence. $16.00(Josh Raynolds, Vinous, September 2018) — a day ago

Shay, Sharon and 6 others liked this

Mas de la Dame

Rosé du Mas Les Baux-de-Provence Rosé Blend 2017

Delectable Wine
9.1

Ripe blood orange, red berry and lavender are laced throughout this concentrated yet graceful Provencal Rosé. The 2017 is a hefty wine, but its core of minerality adds lift and drive to a long, silky finish that features an exotic hint of juicy pit fruits. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2018) $18 — a month ago

Maria, Samantha and 24 others liked this

Le Clos du Caillou / Domaine du Caillou

Le Caillou Côtes du Rhône Rose Blend 2017

Delectable Wine
9.1

This superstar estate in Châteauneuf-du-Pape also produces one of the finest versions of Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé. Impressively concentrated and focused, with spice-tinged red berry, mineral and citrus fruit flavors, the 2017 shows superb clarity. A great match with strongly seasoned grilled foods. $23.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2018) — 2 months ago

Maria, A and 36 others liked this

Gård Vintners

Lawrence Vineyards Freyja White Blend 2017

Delectable Wine
9.0

With its aromas and flavors of lime ice, grapefruit pith, white peach, anise and minerals, this vibrant, penetrating blend of Roussanne and Viognier may be Washington’s best white wine bargain. And its tactile texture and brisk acidity make it supremely accommodating at the dinner table. $16.00 (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, September 2018)
— 8 days ago

Ellen, Maria and 12 others liked this

La Bastide Blanche

Bandol Mourvèdre Blend Rosé 2017

Delectable Wine
9.2

Displaying mineral-driven raspberry, blood orange, nectarine character, 2017 La Bastide’s Blanche Bandol Rosé shows outstanding clarity and cut on a finish that lingers with strong, floral-tinged persistence. This is a classic rendition from France’s Bandol region. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2018) — a month ago

Jeff, Saman and 24 others liked this

Domaine de Fontsainte

Gris de Gris Corbières Grenache Gris Rosé 2017

Delectable Wine
9.0

Fontsainte’s Gris de Gris has been a consistent must-buy for decades. Displaying vibrant blood orange and redcurrant scents and flavors, this gorgeous Rosé has the concentration to handle strongly seasoned foods but its liveliness makes it wonderfully easy to drink all by itself. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, July 2018)
— 2 months ago

Maria, James and 8 others liked this

Foxglove

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Delectable Wine
8.9

A rush of super-ripe dark cherry, tobacco, licorice and plum give the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon from Foxglove its racy personality. Voluptuous in the glass, with silky tannins and soft contours, it will be impossible to resist upon release. One of the best values in California Cabernet Sauvignon. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2018)
— 2 months ago

La, W and 10 others liked this

Giuseppe Cortese

Barbera d'Alba 2017

Delectable Wine
9.0

Cortese’s 2017 Barbera d'Alba is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Plump, racy and exuberant, the 2017 is a gorgeous wine to drink now and over the next few years. The purity of the fruit really stands out, while aging in steel and cement helps retain finesse and overall freshness. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2018) $22.00 — 21 days ago

Alex, Keith and 20 others liked this

Domaine le Galantin

Bandol Mourvedre Blend Rosé 2017

Delectable Wine
9.0

An outstanding value this 2017 pink Bandol is refreshingly lithe for this powerful vintage. It displays juicy red fruit character, buffered by a subtle citrusy quality that adds nerviness and cut. A sexy floral note lends complexity to this bright, energetic and classic Provençal rosé. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2018) $21.00 — a month ago

Sharon, A and 28 others liked this

Bodega Amalaya

Gran Corte Barrel Selection Malbec 2016

Delectable Wine
9.0

A deeply colored Malbec-based blend from northern Argentina with licorice aromas complicated by notes of coffee and bitter chocolate. Suave and easygoing, with definition and mineral lift, and a touch of medicinal reserve to its creamy dark raspberry fruit. Sweet, ripe tannins dust the palate. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, July 2018) — 2 months ago

La, Maria and 4 others liked this