Top 10 Everyday Wines for Under $10 of 2019

Top 10 Everyday Wines for Under $10

Sometimes deciding on what wine to buy is daunting, and the fact that vintage is noted on the bottle is just 1 indication of how complex it can be. Was this year better than that, and how do I know. Here are Chuck's suggestions for some quick picks to ease your next trip to the store.

2016 Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling ($9)

The Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling is a dry, refreshing style of Riesling with beautiful fruit flavors, crisp acidity and an elegant finish. It offers inviting sweet citrus aromas and flavors. This is an incredibly versatile food wine and my favorite with oysters.

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2016 J. Lohr Wildflower Valdiguié ($10)

The J. Lohr Estates Wildflower Valdiguie is deeply pigmented, red-purple in color with profuse black cherry and black pepper aromas. The juicy palate is coated with pomegranate and blueberry fruit, leaving a sweet and mildly astringent finish.

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2016 Famille Perrin Ventoux La Vielle Ferme Rouge ($8)

The nose has notes of red and black fruit and baking spices. The mouth is fruity and full-bodied boosting the taste buds. Balanced, crisp, with silky tannins.

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2017 Spier Sauvignon Blanc ($9)

Medium-intense nose of orange, mango, green melon and gooseberry. A palate with ample acidity that highlights the crisp tropical and citrus fruits. Hints of lemon and lime peel lend a pithy accent to the finish.

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2017 Alamos Malbec ($9.50)

Alamos Argentinian Malbec wine blends the deeply concentrated plum flavors with dark cherry and blackberry flavors. Well-integrated hints of brown sugar, baking spices and vanilla contribute layers of complexity.

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2017 Honoro Vera Garnacha ($9)

Intense nose, dominated by ripe red fruits, raspberry, currant, together with balsamic and mineral notes. Powerful in the mouth, full-bodied, pleasantly tannic and fruity with a light spice on the finish.

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2017 Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc ($10)

Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is a fresh, juicy wine with vibrant acidity featuring tropical fruit flavors with passion fruit, melon, and grapefruit.

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2017 La Vieille Ferme Rosé ($8.50)

Pretty pale pink color with pastel undertones. Fresh and very aromatic on the nose, this wine has a delicate bouquet with notes of red fruit, and citrus. Good balance between sweetness and acidity in the mouth.

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2017 Laya ($9)

Sweet and rather fragrant nose, but on the palate this has rather chewy, dry tannins and sweetness that doesn’t really jell with them. You need a big steak to make this work well. A blend of garnacha, tintorera and monastrell.

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2016 Barone Fini Pinot Grigio ($10)

Barone Fini Pinot Grigio is crisp and clean, focused on the palate, with subtle fruit flavors, balanced acidity, and a lingering finish. Perfect for sipping on its own or with cheese and crackers. Pairs great with seafood, chicken, white-sauce pasta dishes, and salad.

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