Top 10 Everyday Wines for Under $15 of 2019

Deciding on what wine to buy standing in front of the store shelves is very hard, 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.

2015 Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel ($12)

These gnarly old vines produce concentrated fruit of unsurpassed quality and intensity. Blackberry and blueberry flavors abound on the full-bodied palate, with fine-grained tannins. There are no rough edges, just wonderful fruitiness and light salt-and-pepper spices.

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2016 Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio ($12)

This Pinot Gris is pale yellow to sandy in color and subtle in its bouquet, with fruity notes of pears and candied fruits. The eloquent, harmonious body emphasizes its dry, full-bodied taste and round finish.

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2016 Famille Hugel Gentil ($14)

Gentil has become a joyous, convivial wine whose arrival the Hugel family always awaits with impatience in the spring following each vintage. Gentil shows pure, fresh aromas, very fruit-driven and floral, as well as expressive and flattering. On the palate, this dry wine has a lively, youthful fresh character that is refreshing, with a pleasant, scented finish.

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2016 Louis Jadot Mâcon-Villages ($12)

Ripe nectarines, papaya, yellow apples and thyme. A full and round palate with a fine line of acidity, caramelized-tangerine flavor and a fruit-forward finish that remains focused through the finish.

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2015 CVNE Vina Real Crianza ($15)

The nose, intense aromas of ripe fruits (blackberries, blackcurrants) stand out, complemented with subtle hints of oak. To the palate, it shows structured and round with a good integration of fruitiness and oakiness. The aftertaste is marked by very well balanced tannins as well as by persistent spicy, toasty and balsamic aromas.

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2016 Foxglove Chardonnay ($15)

Foxglove Chardonnay always represents great value. With this wine, you have the richness of fruit from California's Central Coast giving you tropical notes. However, the wine is bottled without going through malolactic fermentation and has no oak on it so it maintains a very clean profile. Great on its own or with food it's a very versatile Chardonnay.

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2016 Edna Valley Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc ($11)

The 2016 Edna Valley Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc offers delectable aromas of honeydew melon and grapefruit. On the palate, these citrus notes are echoed and accompanied by tropical fruit flavors of passion fruit, guava, and a hint of lime zest. A balanced, crisp acidity and flavors that linger on the finish make this wine a true expression of the varietal.

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2016 Chateau du Champs des Treilles Vin Passion ($15)

A leesy white Bordeaux from the westernmost part of the region. Vinified in large wood vats, this wine combines softness of texture with the characteristic acidity of Sauvignon Blanc.

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N.V. Cinzano Asti ($13)

A sweet and fruity sparkling wine with notes of flowers, honey and candied orange peel on both the body & aroma.

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2017 Duck Pond Pinot Gris ($14)

With exceptional texture and detail, this young wine transcends the vast majority of similarly priced Oregon Pinot Gris. Grapefruit, melon and nectarine flavors are there in abundance, with highlights of lemon zest and defining acidity.

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