Best Cheap Wine

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To prove that good wine does not have to be expensive, here is a comprehensive list of the best cheap wine.

About the List

"Cheap" being a relative term, you will find the following lists of the best cheap wine organized by price, beginning at $25 and under. Also included on the list is each wine's country of origin and rating. Here is a breakdown of which ratings are included on these lists:

  • WS - Wine Spectator
  • RP - Robert Parker
  • WA - The Wine Advocate
  • W&S - Wine and Spirits
  • WE - The Wine Enthusiast

This list of reviewers is the most read and respected wine publications in the food and beverage industry.

$25 and Under
Year Name Region Price Rating
2005 Schild Shiraz Barossa Valley, Australia $25 93 WS
2005 Viña Montes Syrah - Alpha Apalta Vineyard Colchagua Valley, Chile $25 92 WS
2005 Altos Las Hormigas Malbec - Viña Hormigas Reserva Mendoza, Argentina $22 92 WS
2006 Thorn-Clarke Shiraz Shotfire Barossa Valley, Australia $22 91 WS
2005 Chateau St. Jean Belle Terre Chardonnay Sonoma County, California $22 93 RP
2004 Château Pipeau St.-Emilion Bordeaux Bordeaux, France $20 91 WS

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$20 and Under
Year Name Region Price Rating
2004 Navarro Zinfandel Mendocino, California $19 92 WS
2004 Veramonte Primus Red Blend Chile, South America $18 90 W&S
2006 Hanna Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley, California $18 93 WS
2004 Mount Eden Chardonnay Wolff Vineyard Edna Valley, California $17 92 WS
2005 Tintara Shiraz McClaren Vale, Australia $17 91 W&S
2006 The Hermit Crab d'Arenberg - Viognier/Marsanne McLaren Vale, Australia $16 90 WS

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$15 and Under
Year Name Region Price Rating
2005 Chateaux Mont-Redon Cotes du Rhone Red Blend Cotes du Rhone, France $15 91 W&S
2006 Santa Rita Carmenere Reserva Chile, South America $15 91 W&S
2005 Beringer Knights Valley Alluvium Blanc Napa Valley, California $15 90 RP
2006 Drylands Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand $15 91 WS
2006 Santa Rita Carmenere Reserva Chile, South America $15 91 W&S
2006 Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch, South Africa $14 90 WS
2006 Trumpeter Cabernet Sauvignon Argentina, South America $14 90 W&S
2005 Chateau St. Jean Fumé Blanc Sonoma County, California $13 91 WS
2005 Razor's Edge Shiraz McClaren Vale, Australia $12 W&S
2005 Evil Pure Evil Chardonnay South Australia Region $12 90 RP
2007 Los Vacos Sauvignon Blanc Chile, South America $12 90 WE
2004 Columbia Crest Merlot Grand Estates Columbia Valley, Washington $11 90 WS
2005 Yellow Tail Shiraz The Reserve 2005 South Eastern Australia Region $11 90 WS

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$10 and Under
Year Name Region Price Rating
2005 Casa Castillo Monastrell Jumilla, Spain $10 90 WE
2006 MAN Vintners Chenin Blanc Perderberg Hills, South Africa $10 86 WS
2005 Paringa Shiraz Clarendon, South Australia $10 87 RP
2005 Falesco Vitiano Rosso Red Blend Umbria, Italy $10 89 WA
2005 Wrongo Dongo Monastrell Jumilla, Spain $10 87 RP
2004 Columbia Crest 2 Vines Cabernet Columbia Valley, Washington $9 86 WS
2003 Columbia Crest 2 Vines Merlot Columbia Valley, Washington $9 87 WS
2005 Goats do Roam Red Blend Cape Town, South Africa $9 86 WS
2006 LaVielle Ferme Cotes du Ventoux Rose Rhone, France $9 86 WS
2006 Excelsior Chardonnay Robertson, South Africa $9 86 WE
2006 LaVielle Ferme Cotes du Luberon Blanc - Red Blend Rhone, France $9 86 WS
2005 Fleur du Cap Chardonnay Stellenbosch, South Africa $9 88 WE
2006 Santa Rita 120 Cabernet Sauvigon Chile, South America $8 89 W&S
2005 Mad Dogs and Englishmen - Red Blend Jumilla, Spain $8 87 WS

A Final Note About the List

Though the above lists are long, they are by no means a comprehensive list. Do a little exploring on your own and find a bottle that you love at an affordable price.

Best Cheap Wine