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The Top Wine Values of 2015

At the end of every year us wine lovers are confronted with a dilemma: our wine cellar supply is low from holiday parties, yet our wallets are empty from a season of gifting. This is when customers turn to us and ask how they can stretch their dollar further. Luckily we have plenty of delicious, jaw-dropping values in stock. Here is a roundup of our Top Wine Values of the Year, all under $20!


McManis Family Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, California, $11.95McManis Cabernet

A California Cab that’s been wowing customers since we launched it in October with raves like “I cannot believe… how AMAZINGLY good this Cab is for the $$$” and “I gave a few bottles to my friends, they liked it so much I ordered a case for them.” Well clearly you have good taste because the 2013 McManis Cabernet was also named #2 on Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Best Buys of the Year!

If you like lush flavors and Cab character and not spending a lot to get it, this is the Cab for you!

Terre Rare 2010 Carignano Del Sulcis Riserva, Sella & Mosca, $14.95Top Value Terre Rare

Here is a 92-point Italian steal from Sardinia made from Carignano, the Italian name of the indigenous Spanish grape, Carignan. It has a rustic, old world style with herbal notes of rosemary and lavendar layered with rich cherry fruit. Oh and did we forget to mention that it’s the #1 Best Buy of the Year?



Cotes des Roses 2014 Rosé, Languedoc, Gerard Bertrand, $16.95Cote des Roses Languedoc

This rosé is so good we named it our French Wine of the Year! Not only is the juice good but the bottle is stunning and makes a fantastic gift for a loved one or yourself! From Gerard Bertrand whose expertise in the Languedoc region is vast, this one does not disappoint.



Montevina 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Independence Point, California, $13.95Montevina

We brought in this patriotic California Cab for July 4th but the truth is, it’s good any time of year. We’ve sold over 200 cases since then so it’s clear that customers agree. Critics Challenge even gave it 94 points! Grapes are sourced from Lodi and Monterey in California. The mix of grapes from a warmer region such as Lodi and a cooler region such as Monterey yields a gorgeously balanced wine.

MionettoMionetto Prosecco Brut, Treviso DOC, $14.95

Dubbed an amazing value by pretty much every publication imaginable including the Wall Street Journal, Food & Wine, and Wine Enthusiast, this Prosecco is perfect for any celebration. With nuances of apple and mineral and a completely dry finish it’s the perfect match for your dinner party menu. It’s on sale and at a deep discount by the case! We’ll toast to that!

FidelityFidelity 2013 Crazy Creek Estate Red Blend, Alexander Valley, Goldschmidt Wines, $16.95

If you’ve been following our emails over the last few years it’s pretty clear that we’re smitten with global winemaker Nick Goldschmidt. He produces wine on no less than three continents. His roots are in Alexander Valley though and that’s evident in amazing values like his Fidelity Red Blend. This delicious, Meritage-style blend is sourced from a unique plot called the Crazy Creek Vineyard. We like to call it a “crazy” value!

Pinot Grigio Tenuta PolvaroPinot Grigio 2014 Venezia DOC, Tenuta Polvaro, $17.95

This silky Pinot Grigio comes from just North of Venice where the climate is warm. Beverage Testing Institute Named it a “Best Buy.” Customers call it “the Perfect Pinot Grigio” and we couldn’t agree more!



What are your favorite value wines this year? Have you tasted any of these? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


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