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.

Cantine Colosi

Sicilia Nero d'Avola 2019

Delectable Wine
8.9

The 2019 Nero d'Avola from Colosi wafts up with a dark, alluring bouquet of crushed rocks, peppery herbs and black currants. Its silky textures are complemented by mineral-tinged, sweet wild berries with zesty acids. Shades of lavender define the finale. $15.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, May 2021) — 7 days ago

Josh, Brooke and 11 others liked this

Donnafugata

Bianco Anthìlia 2019

Delectable Wine
9.1

This delicious Sicilian Cataratto pulls you in close with a scented bouquet of fresh apricot, yellow flowers and lime zest. It envelops the palate with silky textures, offset by citrus-tinged orchard fruits. Hints of kiwi and papaya linger long, elegantly fading away. $16.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, April 2021) — a month ago

Josh, Sharon and 17 others liked this

Bodegas Enrique Mendoza

La Tremenda Alicante Monastrell 2018

Delectable Wine
9.0

Fresh cherry and raspberry aromas and flavors lead with spice and floral accents in the background. Monastrell usually produces deep, brooding wines in this hot region, but the 2018 is all about freshness and energy. Easy-going tannins lend shape and don’t get in the way of the vibrant fruit. $15.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2021) — 2 months ago

Alex, Josh and 14 others liked this

Mas d'en Gil

Bellmunt Vi de Vila Priorat 2017

Delectable Wine
9.2

Raised in large oak and concrete vats, this exuberant Priorat delivers classic character at a bargain price. Vi de Vila offers finely etched, mineral-driven cherry, floral qualities and discreet tannins. There is enough depth to reward patience, assuming you can resist its immediate charms. $25.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, May 2021) — 14 days ago

Spencer, Veronika and 12 others liked this

De Fermo

Rosso Concrete 2019

Delectable Wine
9.0

A fresh and vibrant Montepulciano, the 2019 Rosso shows pretty violets, wild strawberries and wet stone. Soft and fleshy in feel, yet energized by brilliant acidity, the 2019 tapers off with a twang of minerality. Enjoy it with a slight chill for maximum effect. $25.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, April 2021) — a month ago

Daniel, Alex and 27 others liked this

Cantina Pedres

Thilibas Vermentino di Gallura 2019

Delectable Wine
9.1

This mineral-drenched yet silky Vermentino wafts up from the glass effortlessly with minty freshness. Time brings out further depths of ripe yellow apple, citrus-tinged orchard fruit and pretty florals, finishing with juicy, cheek-puckering tension. $23.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, March 2021) — 2 months ago

Sharon, Hermes and 11 others liked this

Haut Peyrat

Bordeaux Supérieur 2016

Delectable Wine
9.0

Gentle red berry and sous-bois aromas vie with light allspice and bay leaf scents. The 2016 is open-knit and harmonious, with bright acidity that lends freshness, vibrancy and a subtle grip on the tobacco-tinged, reassuringly insistent finish. $25.00 (Neal Martin, Vinous, March 2021) — 2 months ago

Daniel P., Sharon and 21 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Viña Alberdi Reserva Tempranillo 2016

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2016 Viña Alberdi Reserva is 100% Tempranillo and old school all the way. Its spicy cherry, candied rose, coconut and tobacco qualities and silky texture make it immediately seductive, but it will age effortlessly, too. It’s a terrific wine from a fantastic vintage. $25.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, April 2021) — 21 days ago

Chris, Josh and 31 others liked this

Torre dei Beati

Giocheremo Con i Fiori Abruzzo Pecorino 2019

Delectable Wine
9.0

This captivating Pecorino shows a bouquet of candied ginger with dusty florals, wild herbs, incense and crushed green apple. Silky and rich, yet balanced by stimulating acids and mineral-tinged orchard fruits, it tapers off spicy with a hint of sour melon that keeps the palate wanting more. $22.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, April 2021) — a month ago

Hermes, David and 22 others liked this

Torre de Oña

Finca San Martin Crianza Rioja Tempranillo 2017

Delectable Wine
9.0

Cherry, black raspberry and floral qualities define this classic Rioja from the famed La Rioja Alta bodega. Juicy and mid-weight, the 2017 shows classic American and French oak spice character and gentle, even tannins that make it delicious right now. $17.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2021) — 2 months ago

Alex, Josh and 22 others liked this