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.

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)
— 7 days ago

La, W and 1 other liked this

Alto Limay

Patagonia Pinot Noir Rosé 2017

Delectable Wine
8.9

This delightfully dry pink wine from Argentina’s Patagonia offers brisk aromas and flavors of raspberry, strawberry and saline minerality complicated by white stone fruits. Tactile and lively, it boasts excellent palate presence. Its chewy finish should make it flexible at the dinner table. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, June 2018) — a month ago

La, Maria and 4 others liked this

Scarbolo

Il Ramato Pinot Grigio 2016

Delectable Wine
9.0

This deeply-hued Pinot Grigio from Venezia Giulia displays cloves, cinnamon and red berries on the fresh, juicy style. Finishes with good supple cut and floral lift, offering plenty of early appeal and personality. (Ian D'Agata, Vinous, May 2018) — 2 months ago

Michael, Maria and 2 others liked this

Castello di Ama

Purple Rose 2017

Delectable Wine
9.0

Castello di Ama’s Purple Rose is gorgeous. Ample and radiant on the palate, with lovely silkiness, the 2017 Purple Rose is a serious wine endowed with tons of textural depth. Blood orange, star anise, crushed rose petals and mint add an attractive hint of exoticism. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2018) — 14 days ago

Ellen, Eric and 16 others liked this

Lo-Fi

Santa Barbara County Cabernet Franc 2017

Delectable Wine
9.1

Lo-Fi’s 2017 Cabernet Franc is flat-out delicious. Nuanced and refreshing, with tons of varietal Franc character, the 2017 is bold, racy and incredibly inviting. Bright aromatics and beautifully pure red berry fruit are given an extra kick of freshness from the 100% whole clusters. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, June 2018) — a month ago

Jeff, Ellen and 26 others liked this
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Dominio del Plata (Susana Balbo)

Crios Torrontes 2017

Delectable Wine
9.0

This classic unoaked Torrontés, made from grapes harvested very early, offers scents of lemon, fresh apricot, flowers and lichee and a salty, sappy, very dry palate impression that reminded me of Chablis. It should make a terrific aperitif but could also pair well with grilled fish or sushi. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, May 2018) — 2 months ago

Marina, MaC and 3 others liked this
Pablo Garcia

Pablo Garcia

This is monotonous. Grapefruit taste and nothing much else, it is NOT like Chablis. This is like aKiwi Sav Blanc. It is good but not as good as described here.

The Paring

Sta. Rita Hills Rosé of Pinot Noir 2017

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2017 Rosé of Pinot Noir is gorgeous. Wonderfully textured and inviting, the 2017 is delicious from the very first taste. Pink grapefruit, mint and floral notes are beautifully delineated in this vibrant, appealing Rosé. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2018) — 21 days ago

Wayne and Chip liked this

Bodega Catena Zapata

Paraje Altamira Malbec 2016

Delectable Wine
9.1

This classy high-altitude Malbec boasts fully ripe, nuanced aromas and flavors of dark berries, minerals, mocha, bitter chocolate, pepper and menthol. Wonderfully pliant and refined, it displays subtle inner-mouth lift and restrained sweetness and a suavely tannic, slowly rising finish. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, June 2018) — a month ago

Shay, Sharon and 32 others liked this

Qupé

Marsanne Los Olivos District 2016

Delectable Wine
9.0

Qupé’s 2016 Marsanne is gorgeous. Apricot pit, chamomile, lemon confit and flowers grace the palate in this soft, exquisite white. A healthy dollop of Roussanne plays a big role in shaping the wine's personality and overall feel. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, June 2018) — 2 months ago

Phillip, Maria and 3 others liked this

E. Guigal

Côtes du Rhône White Rhone Blend 2016

Delectable Wine
9.0

This straw-yellow Rhône white shows fresh pear, orange and white flowers on the fragrant, incisive nose. Juicy and energetic in the mouth, the 2016 is laced with focused orchard, citrus fruit and honeysuckle flavors with seamless texture. Closes on a minerally note, with very good clarity. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, May 2018) — 2 months ago

Maria, Martin and 6 others liked this