domaine de vaufugetHere are the best budget wines (under $12) that I reviewed in 2016. The top score this year in the budget category was an 89 achieved by this lovely Vouvray. The rest were all given a score of 88 so they are in no particular order.

The Champ:

Domaine de Vaufuget Vouvray 2014  89 Pts.


The Runners up:

Banfi Chianti Superiore 2014

Banfi Centine Toscano IGT 2013

Bogle Vineyards Essential Red 2014

Trapiche “Oak Cask” Malbec Mendoza 2014

Bodegas Mas Que Vinos Ercavio Tempranillo Tierra De Castilla 2013

Loscano Torrontes Private Reserve Cafayate 2014

Domaine Bousquet Finca Lalande Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza 2013

Noble Vines 667 Pinot Noir Monterey County 2013

Bodegas Iranzo Spartico Organic Tempranillo Utiel-Requena NV

Bodegas Breca Garnacha de Fuego Old Vines Calatayud 2013