If Sauvignon Blanc and a dry Chardonnay had a baby…you’d have this 2016 Soave Classico from the Venice region of Italy. Remember Soave? It’s the white wine everybody was drinking in the 70s and 80s—and now—it’s back.
At $18 a bottle, the 2015 Saumur—which is made with Chenin Blanc grapes by the French vineyard Domaine Lavigne—is a real find.
From Santa Carolina, one of our favorite vineyards in Chile, comes a beautiful merlot with a juiciness you’ll immediately appreciate. We had their 2015 vintage, which you’ll find at wine shops going for under $10. You simply can not get a more luscious red from Chile for the price.
Invetro, from Renieri Vineyard, is a strong and sassy red wine. It’s serious when you need it to be, and a pleasure, for around $17-$18. Consider it your entry into the world of “Super Tuscans,” if you’ve ever wondered what that was or wanted to try an affordable wine in the category. Invetro has a beauty to it that made us pause and appreciate the care in which it was made.