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Monday, May 3, 2010

Index to 77 Great Wine Bargains under $10

Here's a complete list of the 77 wines we've reviewed between January 1, 2009 and April 30, 2010. 
They are divided between reds, whites and rosés, but are in no particular order. The idea is that when you find a wine you're looking for, or are interested in, you can click the link to read the review. 

All of these wines cost less than $10, or they did when we bought them. There are really no bad reviews. If we think a wine isn't worth buying, we let it pass. But we're able to find lots of wines under $10 worth drinking. 

The other great thing about this list is that almost half of these wines have been rated 90 or higher by a major wine magazine or reviewer — and yet they cost less than $10. Most of the other wines rated 87 or higher. Only a few have received our seal of approval but have not been rated 87 or higher by a mainstream wine reviewer.

Some of these wines will be difficult to find. The wines in boldface type should be the easiest to locate in a large wine store or on the Internet.

2 Brothers 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva. Chile. Colchagua Valley.
Hogue Cabernet Merlot Blend 2007. Washington State. Columbia Valley.
Sabor Real Toro 2006. Spain. Toro.
Encostas Do Douro Douro Palestra 2007. Portugal. Douro. And eight other value wines from Portugal.
Ortas Rasteau Cotes du Rhone Viguers 2007. France Rhone.
Maipe Malbec 2008. Argentina. Mendoza.
Château de Nages 2007 Costieres de Nîmes red Rhône. France. Rhône.
MontGras 2007 Carmenére. Also 2008. Chile. Colchagua.
Red Tree 2008 Pinot Noir. California.
Red Bicyclette 2007 Pinot Noir. France. Languedoc.
Bere 2007 Red Table Wine. Italy. Chianti.
Loxarel Ops 2005. Spain. Penedes.
Bogle 2007 Petit Syrah. California. Central Valley.
Masserie Pisari Salento Rosso Negroamaro 2005. Italy.
Bodegas Ateca Garnacha de Fuego Old Vines 2007. Spain.
Falesco Vitiano Rosso IGT 2006. Italy.
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz/Cabernet 2007. Australia.
Chateau de Paraza Minervois Cuvee Speciale 2005. France.
Bodegas Luzon "Black Label" Jumilla 2007. Spain.
Vega Sindoa Tempranillo/Merlot 2007. Spain.
Wishing Tree Shiraz 2006. Australia.
Castano Yecla Monastrell 2007. Spain.
Bodega Rj Vinedos "Pasion4" Uco Valley Malbec 2007. Argentina.
Pillar Box Red 2007. Australia.
Las Rocas de San Alejandro Garnacha 2006. Spain.
Bodegas Olivares Monastrell Altos de la Hoya 2007. Spain.
George Duboeuf "Flower Label" Morgon 2005. France.
George Duboeuf "Flower Label" Julienas 2005. France.
Torremoron Tinto 2006. Spain.
Tormaresca Neprica 2007. Italy.
Panaroz 2006 Jumilla. Spain.

Hogue 2007 Chardonnay Columbia Valley. Washington State.
Chateau de Nages 2008 Reserve Rhone White. France. Rhone.
2007 Ramal Road Carneros Chardonnay. California. Carneros.
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico. Italy.
Simonassi Andes Mountains Torrontes 2009. Argentina. Mendoza.
Muirwood Central Coast Chardonnay 2008. California. Central Coast.
Coteaux du Languedoc Hugues de Beauvignac Picpoul de Pinet 2008. France. Languedoc.
Oak Grove 2007 Chardonnay Reserve. California.
Meridian California Chardonnay 2007. California. Santa Barbara.
Edna Valley Chardonnay Paragon Vineyard 2007. California. Central Coast.
Healdsburg Ranches 2008 Unoaked Chardonnay. California. Sonoma.
Ferrari-Carano 2007 Fume Blanc. California. Sonoma.
Powers 2007 Chardonnay. Washington. Columbia Valley.
Naia 2007 Rueda. Spain.
BV Beaulieu Vineyards 2007 Coastal Chardonnay. California.
Chateau Ste. Michelle 2007 Chardonnay. Washington. Columbia Valley.
Cono Sur 2008 Chardonnay. Chile.
Mirassou 2007 Chardonnay. California. South Bay.
Beringer 2007 Founders Estate Chardonnay. California.
Pine and Post 2006 Chardonnay. Washington.
Thierry and Guy Fat Bastard 2007 Chardonnay. France. Languedoc-Rousillon
Alamos 2007 Chardonnay. Argentina. Mendoza. 
Arbor Crest Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley Bacchus Vineyard 2006. Washington.
Bogle 2007 Chardonnay. California. Central Valley. 
Les Rials 2008 White. France. Cotes du Tarn.
Cristalino Brut Cava NV. Spanish Sparkling Wine.
D’Arenberg The Stump Jump White 2006. Australia.
Estancia 2007 Pinnacles Chardonnay. California. South Bay.
Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Sparkling Wine. Spain.
Cristalino Brut Sparkling Wine. Spain.
Bonny Doon Framboise half-bottle desert wine. California.
Milbrandt "Traditions" Riesling 2006. Washington.
Terra Andina "reserve" Chardonnay 2007. Chile.
Chateau St. Jean Fume Blanc 2007. California.
Jacobs Creek "Reserve" Riesling 2008. Australia.
Domaine LaFage Catalanes Cote Est 2007. France. Languedoc.

Yalumba Y Series Sangiovese Rosé 2007. Australia.
Las Rocas de San Alejandro Rosado 2008. Spain.
Chateau Ste. Michelle "Mellies Garden" Dry Rosé 2007. Washington.
Falset Marca Garnacha Rosé 2006. Spain.

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