Armani Pinot Grigio Venezie
Italy $10.99 At the top of our list: Armani Pinot Grigio, created with the Armani family’s 400 years of winemaking experience in Italy’s Venezie region. Its floral aromas and crisp apple and creamy pear flavors make it the go-to wine for summer get-togethers.
Top 15 Wines of Summer Under $15
Our wine experts team sorted through thousands of wines and focused on taste and value to bring you … the Top 15 Wines of Summer! Whether you’re headed to picnics or reunions, fireworks or poolside parties, bring these wines along, and contribute a little style and flavor to enhance the sunny days and warm nights ahead.
Angeline Pinot Noir
California$12.99 Angeline collects its Pinot Noir from some of California’s best appellations, ensuring a consistently delicious wine at a terrific value. Medium-bodied, filled with red fruit, cola and spice flavors, it makes a versatile pairing with many of your favorite cheeses, salads and entrees.
Anakena Sauvignon Blanc
California $7.99 The ripe fruit flavors of this intensely aromatic Sauvignon Blanc are perfectly balanced by the zesty finish, so you’ll find this sustainably farmed Chilean white wine to be perfectly refreshing. Enjoy it as an aperitif and with light dinner fare.
Mad Duck Zinfandel Lodi
California $13.99 Firing up the grill this weekend? With its rich blackberry fruit flavors and lingering notes of dark chocolate, pepper and spice, Mad Duck’s big, hearty Zin is an ideal match for grilled steaks, burgers and sausages.
Phebus Malbec MMC, 2013
Argentina $8.99 Hervé Joyaux Fabre, born in Bordeaux, combines French tradition with modern winemaking technique in Mendoza, Argentina, where he blends old-vines Malbec with Merlot and Cabernet to create a contemporary, fruit-filled wine. Enjoy his Phebus MMC alongside red meats and red sauces.
D'Autrefois Rose de Pinot Noir
France $11.99 For many wine lovers, a glass of rosé is the first sign of summer! Get in the spirit of the season with a beautifully tinted and bright rosé from the South of France. Try this versatile dry wine as an aperitif or with pork or seafood at dinner.
Coastline Cabernet Reserve Paso Robles
California $13.99 Here’s a great value on a reserve-quality Cabernet from California’s Central Coast. With its concentrated flavors of dark fruits, cocoa and toasty oak, firm tannins and a dry finish, this Cabernet will be an elegant accompaniment to beef, lamb or game dishes.
Muirwood Chardonnay Arroyo Seco, 2012
California $13.99 At this price, Muirwood over-delivers on all the qualities California Chardonnay fans crave: flavors of toast, butter, fruit and oak in a smooth and creamy wine. Pour this estate-grown Chardonnay from Arroyo Seco, Monterey County, with turkey and pork entrees.
Wink Risque Red
California $7.99 Like your favorite summer dress, Wink Risque Red is fun, flirty and perfect for a party! The fresh red-fruit flavors in this easy-drinking blend are great to enjoy with friends whether you’re sharing a pizza, hosting a cookout or visiting your favorite BYOB together.
Mallee Point Pink Moscato
Australia $5.99 This sweet and easy-going wine from Southeastern Australia strikes the perfect note to start your summer. With notes of melon, peach and tropical fruits, it’s sweet but light-bodied, a delicious warm-weather sipper to enjoy on its own or with dessert.
Renieri Invetro, 2010
Italy $14.99 This bright and balanced blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot is an ideal match for hearty beef and fish dishes and pasta in tomato or mushroom sauce. No corkscrew necessary – the bottle is sealed with a distinctive and reusable glass (vetro) stopper.
Enebral Toro Tinta de Toro, 2009
Spain $14.99 This plush Tinto, or Tempranillo, from Spain’s Toro region is deeply scented with blackberry and oak. Winemakers at the Liberalia winery pipe in Handel and Bach tunes while the wine ages in barrels, which they say provides “harmony and peacefulness” during the delicate process.
Kiwi Cuvee Chardonnay
France $8.99 French grapes vinified New Zealand-style offer a tasty new paradigm for chardonnay lovers. This Kiwi Cuvée has rich fruit aromas, fresh and round flavors and a toasty finish. Pour as a crowd-pleasing sipper at your next party, or savor with seafood and chicken entrees.
Italy $9.99 Be sure to have this fresh, elegant and off-dry sparkler at your next gathering! Delicious Rivata Prosecco makes the occasion festive, whether you’re mixing it into a brunchtime Bellini, pouring a glass as an evening aperitif or serving with a light supper.
Domaine Pignard Beaujolais, 2011
France $9.99 Refreshing Beaujolais is a classic choice for springtime picnics and cookouts. This light-bodied, dry and fruity red made from the Gamay grape is best served slightly chilled. It’s the perfect warm-weather wine to accompany cured meats and cheeses, chicken and grilled kabobs.