24 Top Wines for Less Than $10
This delicious expression of chardonnay (starting at $8) comes from South Africa. The rich, rounded wine is dry yet full of ripe citrus flavors. Tasters pick up faintly floral aromas, and a touch of oak enhances chardonnay's naturally buttery quality without overwhelming the fruit.
This fresh riesling from Washington state (starting at $8) is semi-dry, with flavors of apricot and peach. Pair it with pan-Asian takeout for a perfect food match.
The value-driven South African brand behind this wine does not disappoint. The 2013 Indaba Chenin Blanc (starting at $9) is dry yet floral and features flavors such as lemon, apricot, and cardamom.
One of Cheapism's picks for best budget white overall is the Cono Sur 2013 Sauvignon Blanc (starting at $9). This clean, crisp Chilean wine features flavors of young grass, grapefruit, and other citrus fruits.
This non-vintage blend of grenache, malvasia bianca, and orange muscat (starting at $9) yields a dry wine that's pleasant and fruity. Exuding floral aromas and sweet citrus flavors, it can stand on its own or accompany salads, fish, and poultry.
This true expression of California merlot (starting at $8) is soft, fruity and easy to enjoy. Beneath the fruit are hints of smoky tobacco and background notes of black pepper.
This wine from Oregon (starting at $8) is among the best cheap examples of pinot noir. With flavors of red fruits such as cherries, plums, and berries, this is a juicy wine that finishes with a bit of a spicy kick.
"CMS" refers to the blend of cabernet, merlot, and syrah that makes up this wine from the Columbia Valley in Washington (starting at $9.50). It's a full-bodied, easy-drinking red wine with a soft texture and flavors of blackberries and pepper spice. Pair this one with grilled meat or a cheese plate.