The best wines from all major wine regions

Between Napa Valley’s super-expensive wine-tasting “salons” and the endless prices of expensive burgundy wines, you could easily get the idea that wine must be expensive. But critics and Wine Enthusiast readers know that good wine box be for everyday occasions. That is, if you are looking for high value wines.

What makes wine good value for money? In short, it scores high and its price is relatively low. The options are not limited to style or provenance. On the contrary, affordable wines that offer great value come from all corners of the globe: Argentina produces best value wines, Australia produces best value wines, Italy produces great value wines, France produces a lot of affordable wines and yes, even California (outside of Napa Valley) produces great value wines worthy of a regular dinner in the Tuesday evening.

Where do you find such wines? Never scared, Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Buys of 2022 brings together the best wines $15 and under, all reviewed by our expert blind tasting team over the past 12 months. Whether you’re looking for a high-quality California Chardonnay ($14) or a bottle of citrusy New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc ($13), there’s a perfect white for you here. Looking for reds? Don’t miss the hearty Argentinian Malbec ($12) or the cherry-and-berry flavored French Pinot Noir ($13).

Below, we’ve pulled 15 of these recommended wines $15 and under from the Top 100 Buys list, which speak to the incredibly wide variety of affordable wines available to American consumers.

Best buy from Argentina

89 Points Wine Enthusiast

Aromas of blackberry, blueberry and pepper on the nose. Light to medium weight, the palate offers concentrated dark fruit flavors and subtle spice notes accompanied by good acidity. It has a moderately fresh finish. This is a very valuable Malbec. best buy—Jesica Vargas


$11
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Australia’s Best Buy

88 Points Wine Enthusiast

This is a simple Riesling with a touch of sweetness and, as the name suggests, a tiny bit of bubbly. Honey, essence, linden leaf and lead lavender on the nose, followed by a fresh, fruity palate that quickly fades away. Drink cold with salty cheese. best buyChristina Pickard


$11
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Chile’s Best Buy

89 Points Wine Enthusiast

Herbs and lime appear on the nose of this fresh and lively white. It is medium bodied with vibrant acidity. Citrus and green flavors are intense and lead to a lemony finish. It’s a great value. best buy JV


$12
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France’s Best Buys

Passionate about wine 90 points

Fragrant and lovely fruit, the wine is full of baked apple fruitiness. Its round and spicy finish gives the wine complexity and a nice tangy finish. Drink now. best buy Roger Voss


$14
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89 Points Wine Enthusiast

Juicy raspberries and cherries with a touch of spice are present on the nose of this wine. Ripe cherry, raspberry and cassis stand out on the palate. There is lively acidity and good structure. Enjoy it now. best buy —Jacy Topps


$12
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Best buy from Germany

89 Points Wine Enthusiast

Bold streaks of sun-drenched yellow peach and nectarine are accentuated by notes of saffron and cut stone in this deliciously honeyed white. Semi-dry in style but balanced by piercing acidity, it’s a juicy, intensely fruity sip that’s immediately welcoming. best buy Anna Lee C. Iijima


$14
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Italy’s Best Buys

88 Points Wine Enthusiast

This bright white opens with aromas of white spring flowers and white stone fruits. On the refreshing palate, crisp acidity accompanies Granny Smith apple, tangy saline and a hint of white almond. best buy —Kerin O’Keefe


$9
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Passionate about wine 90 points

Notes of red fruits, baking spices and flowers reminiscent of violet coming out of the glass. On the palate, dry and tangy, a fresh acidity accompanies juicy notes of red cherry, strawberry and white pepper. best buy KO


$14
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New Zealand Best Buy

Passionate about wine 90 points

Youthful and fruity, this fragrant wine opens with juicy notes of lemon and lime, peach skin and chalky dust, underlined by hints of green herbs. The palate is round and slightly creamy with lively acidity and a nice quality of herbs and citrus skins. best buy —CP


$13
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Best buy from Portugal

Passionate about wine 90 points

This blend from all regions of Portugal is sweet and ripe, rich in dark fruit and made to drink young. It is a fine wine, with black fruits and juiciness. Celebrating Portuguese explorers of the East Indies in the Age of Discovery, the wine is ready to drink. best buy —Roger Voss


$13
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Spain’s Best Buy

Passionate about wine 90 points

This deep-hued rosé has a bouquet of green apple and strawberry with a dusting of dried hill herbs. It’s full on the palate, with flavors of tangerine, lemon sorbet, butterscotch and sage. best buy Mike DeSimone


$14
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California Best Buys

92 Points Wine Enthusiast

An earthy, mushy aroma shows just how fresh this wine is, before revealing layered, indulgent flavors of raspberry syrup, blackberry jam and dark chocolate that coat the mouthfeel. With a full body, smooth texture and lingering finish, it’s easy to like. best buy —Jim Gordon


$12
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Passionate about wine 90 points

This warm, generous and round wine has an ample and relaxed texture embracing warm plums, cherries and subtle notes of vanilla and cinnamon. Full-bodied and light in tannins, it is easy to drink. best buy —JG


$13
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Passionate about wine 90 points

This widely available wine is worth stocking up for mid-week enjoyment. Light aromas of lemon, honey, nectarine and crushed white rock lead to a palate of baked apple and lemon juice, all framed by a chalky structure. best buy —Matt Kettman


$14
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Washington State’s Best Buy

Passionate about wine 90 points

This wine is still one of the best values ​​in the world, and the latest vintage does not disappoint. The aromas delight, with notes of Nestea Lemon Iced Tea, Peach, Citrus, Lime Leaf and Honeysuckle. Dry, direct flavors of lime and other citrus fruits follow. The balance is impressive. Best buy –Sean P.Sullivan


$13
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Why should you trust us

All products featured here are independently selected by our team of experienced writers and tasters, overseen by editorial professionals at Wine Enthusiast headquarters. All assessments and ratings are blinded in a controlled setting and reflect the parameters of our 100-point scale. Wine Enthusiast does not accept payment for conducting product reviews, although we may earn a commission on purchases made through links on this site. Prices were correct at time of publication.

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Posted on October 14, 2022

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