Vinous Favorites

Wines don't have to be expensive to be delicious. Each week in Vinous Favorites, the Vinous editorial team picks a terrific wine that can usually be found for less than $25.

Bishop's Peak

Talley Vineyards Pinot Noir 2018

Delectable Wine
9.1

Talley’s entry-level Pinot Noir is a beauty in 2018. Well-concentrated and chewy in texture, it offers energetic cherry and redcurrant flavors, suave florality and an intriguing, earthy touch roasted beets. There’s distinct Old World character to this complex Pinot. $24.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, November 2020) — 3 days ago

David, John and 7 others liked this
John Howard

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Will have to try. Thanks.

Castell'in Villa

Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2016

Delectable Wine
9.3

Powerful, classically austere and incredibly beautiful, the 2016 Chianti Classico is a total stunner. Sweet red cherry, tobacco, cedar, mint and dried flowers open up with a bit of coaxing. The translucent beauty of Sangiovese comes through in a wine that will leave readers weak at the knees. $25.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2020) — a month ago

Alex, Alex and 23 others liked this

Monte Schiavo

Ruviano Classico Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio 2019

Delectable Wine
9.1

Spicy and savory, with a whiff of wild herbs and lemon zest that completes a gorgeous bouquet. Silky on the palate, as ripe melon, hints of lime, minerals and juicy acids keep things lively and fresh, tapering off with inner florals and a hint of sour citrus. $14.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, September 2020) — 2 months ago

Alex, Eric and 20 others liked this
Eric P

Eric P

How about a response your Bot problem? Or should we all just sit back while they jump into our accounts?

Podere il Palazzino

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese 2016

Delectable Wine
9.3

The 2016 Chianti Classico Argenina is fabulous. Dark cherry, gravel, sage, mint and leather bring out the darker side of Sangiovese in a Chianti Classico that captures all the pedigree of this great vintage. The 2016 is intense in the glass, and yet retains so much Sangiovese translucence. $24.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2020) — 2 months ago

Alex, Chris and 30 others liked this

Garofoli

Macrina Verdichio dei Castelli di Jesi 2019

Delectable Wine
8.9

This Verdicchio shows pretty yellow flowers, hints of smoke, lime-infused apple and savory herbs. Zesty and fresh, punching well above its price point, the 2019 is soft, juicy and full of lively tension. The palate literally aches for another sip. $15.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, November 2020) — 7 days ago

Daniel P., Alex and 9 others liked this

Abbazia di Novacella (Stiftskellerei Neustift)

Valle Isarco / Eisacktaler Lagrein 2018

Delectable Wine
9.1

The 2018 Lagrein from Abbazia di Novacella in Alto Adige is dark and savory from the first taste, boasting a gorgeous bouquet of black cherry, blueberry, brown spice, sage and peppery florals. It has a juicy and gracious personality with captivating grip. A gateway expression of Lagrein. $20.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, October 2020) — 24 days ago

Alex, David and 29 others liked this
David Shaw

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An under appreciated varietal

Luli

Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2018

Delectable Wine
9.1

This balanced, spice-tinged Pinot Noir offers sappy red fruit and floral character, with a spine of juicy acidity keeping things lively. A bit of air stretches it out and brings up a hint of musky earth. Finding delicious Pinot in the SLH is easy, but real values are far harder to come by. $24.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, September 2020) — 2 months ago

Hermes, Jeff and 24 others liked this
Eric P

Eric P

Hey, great wine, terrible customer service! How about a response to the multiple communications I have sent to you?

Stephen Ross

San Luis Obispo County 2018

Delectable Wine
9.1

The 2018 Pinot Noir (San Luis Obispo County) is bright and exuberant in style. This Pinot’s cool-climate origins are on full display, with abundant red fruit, floral and spice character. Seamless in texture, with a long, expansive finish and just a hint of tannic grip, the 2018 is terrific. $25.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, November 2020) — 16 days ago

Josh, David and 20 others liked this

Antonio Vallana e Figlio

Cuvée Bernardo Vallana Spanna Nebbiolo 2016

Delectable Wine
9.2

A rush of sweet red cherry, tobacco, mint, dried flowers and cedar hits the palate as this racy, deep, beautifully proportioned Nebbiolo shows off its considerable allure. Readers will have a hard time finding a wine from any region that delivers this much pleasure and character for the money. $25.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2020) — a month ago

Sharon, Alex and 18 others liked this

Diatom

Bar-M Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Delectable Wine
9.1

Diatom’s 2009 Chardonnay Bar-M, from vineyards in Los Alamos, is a gorgeous wine and a fabulous value. Tangerine oil, white flowers and light tropical accents give this curvy, airy Santa Barbara Chardonnay so much appeal. Breezy saline notes linger on the wonderfully inviting finish. $25.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2020) — a month ago

Shay, Adam and 25 others liked this
Gaurav Tiwari

Gaurav Tiwari

It’s 2019 (and not 2009)
Gaurav Tiwari

Gaurav Tiwari

And I loved their 2018 vintage - https://delectable.com/capture/5f13b8d0f46eda9e3e0003b5
Gaurav Tiwari

Gaurav Tiwari

@Delectable Wine - please see comments above