If you follow me on and off the interwebs, you know I love me some wine! We do our fair share of wine tasting and although visited numerous wineries, I try to pay attention to all the specifics of every wine I try, but can’t seem to retain all the information. I mean, it’s like studying for a test while drinking so it’s not entirely fair right? Surprisingly, I’ve retained a lot of information over the years so that I can pass off some good wine knowledge. I love a good French style Pinot Noir (i like more earth or mineral notes as opposed to fruit forward) year round and, of course, Rosé during the spring and summer months. In an upcoming post, I’ll share my favorite splurge wines, because we all need to splurge!
Here are the 10 Best Wines Under $15:
Cupcake Vineyards, Sparkling Rosé. I recently tried the sparkling Rosé at a Cupcake Vineyards event and it was a perfect California sparkling wine for toasting!
La Crema, Chardonnay. This chardonnay has lemon drop, white stone fruit, yellow plum and honeydew melon flavors and pairs perfectly with shellfish.
Les Mougeottes, Chardonnay. This Chardonnay has lightly tropical fruity aromas and soft buttery notes. I love this with a light salad or grilled fish.
Acrobat, Pinot Gris. This has bright flavors of fresh lime, lemon zest and green mango and is simply delicious.
Josh Cellars, Rosé. This rosé is light-bodied, dry, and bursts with citrus, white peach and strawberries, and crisp citrus flavor. It’s an easy drinking wine and pairs nicely with summery meals.
Bieler Père et Fils, Rosé. This is the Rosé of all Rosés!
Underwood Cellars, Pinot Noir. This Pinot Noir is a great everyday drinking wine. It has aromas of ripe cherries, plum and bacon.
Poppy, Pinot Noir. This is an excellent Pinot Noir for the price point. If you’re looking to buy a few bottles for a nice dinner party, this is a crowd pleaser without breaking the bank.
Château Hyot, Bordeaux. This is a full bodied wine with espresso flavors and dark fruit notes. It’s great for sipping after a long day!
Foxglove, Zinfandel. This is a full bodied wine with notes of berry and spice. If you’re looking for a good wine to pair with burgers and fries, this is it!