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.

Bishop's Peak

Pinot Noir 2020

Delectable Wine
9.1

This 2020 Pinot Noir opens with zesty raspberry, blood orange and rose aromas, along with hints of cola and baking spices. Juicy, seamless and energetic in style, it offers sweet red berry and floral pastille flavors. Fine-grained tannins shape the finish, with spice-driven persistence. $24.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, May 2022) — 3 days ago

John, Alex and 7 others liked this

i Clivi di Ferdinando Zanusso

I Clivi Venezia Giulia Schioppettino 2020

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2020 Schioppettino wafts up with rosebuds, wild strawberries and hints of musky undergrowth. This juicy, peppery, woodsy and wickedly fresh Friulian red keeps the tension high with acidity and wild berry fruits. The 2020 is persistent, leaving lavender and blueberry skin nuances linger. $19.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, April 2022) — a month ago

Vanessa, Chris and 14 others liked this

Tommaso Bussola

Ca' del Laito Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore Corvina Blend 2017

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2017 Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso Ca'del Laito impresses with its lift and grace, as autumnal spiced cherry-berry fruits are complemented by hints of sweet oak. Ripe red/black berries coast along a core of acids. Hints of dark chocolate and clove come forward toward the close. $25.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, March 2022) — 2 months ago

Josh, Sharon and 12 others liked this

Cantina Terlan

Tradition Alto Adige Pinot Bianco 2020

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2020 Pinot Bianco is fresh, with a bouquet of wet stone, savory herbs and dusty yellow flowers. Round and soothing in feel, its pleasant inner sweetness is matched by citrus tones and bright acidity. There’s lovely balance as saline minerals linger long through the finale. $24.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, May 2022) — 10 days ago

Peter, Daniel and 14 others liked this

Tenuta Luisa

Friuli Isonzo Cabernet Franc 2019

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2019 Cabernet Franc is understated yet floral; crushed violets give way to black currants and hints of allspice. Silky textures are contrasted by tart red and blue berries with saline-mineral tones toward the close. A hint of bitter blood orange and a coating of fine tannins linger. $18.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, April 2022) — 24 days ago

Melinda, Sharon and 5 others liked this

Pieropan

Classico Soave Garganega 2020

Delectable Wine
9.1

Pieropan’s 2020 Soave Classico wafts up with kiwi notes and sour melon contrasted by savory herbs. It’s deeply textural and round, with a tart interplay of lemon and lime that’s nicely offset by a pleasant inner sweetness, tapering off with green botanicals and a flourish of minerality. $20.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous March 2022) — a month ago

Brent, Chris and 22 others liked this

Greywacke

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Delectable Wine
9.3

This 2021 Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough is richly aromatic with notable purity of fruit: black currant, nectarine, tropical fruit and citrus. It offers concentration and a ripe, succulent mid-palate. The acidity provides length on the zesty, passionfruit-infused structured finish. $23.00 (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, March 2022) — 2 months ago

Hermes, Rob and 23 others liked this

Château Marjosse

Bordeaux Blanc White Bordeaux Blend 2021

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2021 Marjosse Blanc is terrific. In 2021, the Blanc has a bit more texture than normal, which works so well in playing off the natural energy that is such a signature here. Lemon confit, flowers, lime and a touch of marzipan all grace this engaging dry white from Pierre Lurton. $22.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2022) — 19 days ago

Daniel, Casey and 13 others liked this

Field Recordings

Fiction Paso Robles Zinfandel Blend 2020

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2020 Red Fiction, a California kitchen sink blend, offers up plenty of expressive dark fruit qualities along with suave floral topnotes. Juicy and energetic, it shows very good depth. Gentle, rounded tannins frame a long and focused finish that leaves sweet cherry and cassis notes behind. $20.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, April 2022) — a month ago

Casey, Severn and 9 others liked this

La Colombina

Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2019

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2019 La Colombina combines quality and value to a degree that is rare for a Rosso di Montalcino. Roses, wild herbs, plums and saddle leather create a classic bouquet. It’s rich with red fruits, licorice and violet on the palate, with a coating of fine tannins that lingers. $20.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, March 2022) — 2 months ago

Daniel, Daniel and 13 others liked this