10 Great Budget Friendly Wines To Try This Summer

I think it’s safe to say that summertime is the best time for indulging in some of the best, refreshing wines you can find. Whether a fruity rosé with the girlfriends, a crisp, dry white paired with seafood or a robust red on a cool night by a bonfire, wine is a fabulous way to enjoy the summertime.

But finding a good wine can be tricky so I’ve done the homework for you. Luckily there are plenty of great wines to choose from at all price points. Today I’ve rounded up ten great budget friendly wines for you to try that will definitely level up your summer.

WHITES

Josh Cellars Sauvignon Blanc, $13 – A personal favorite, this is a deliciously refreshing Sauvignon Blanc offering bright citrus and tropical fruit, with hints of dried herbs and a crisp, juicy finish. Pairs well with grilled fish.

Winzer Krems Gruner Veltliner, $14 – Peppery and citrusy. Perfect for drinking deeply chilled in spring or summer. It’s a good food wine, nice with cheese and crackers or sip all by itself!

ROSÉ

Samuel Robert Rose Willamette Vintner’s Reserve, $10 – $14 A highly rated Rosé that offers flavors of strawberries and red plums with a touch of sweetness. Enough acidity to be food friendly, especially seafood or brie.

Marchese Di Borgosole Rose Puglia, $13 – A perfect Italian rosé! This is wonderfully gentle on the palate, neither sweet nor dry, but just perfect.

SPARKLING

Borrasca Rose Cava, $12 – A sparkly Spanish Rosé goodness with notes of candied strawberries, ripe raspberries, and fragrant pink roses at a fantastic price point.

Gloria Ferrer Brut, $25 – This sparking wine is a personal favorite and an absolute delicious one! For reference, I’ve had Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label and this is a fantastic alternative at a much more budget friendly price point. Not too dry, not too fruity, just the perfect balance for any meal or on it’s own.

REDS

La Sacrestia Barbera D’Alba, $18 –  Bold with notes of black cherry. Perfect with red sauce pasta, pizza or grilled burgers and ribs! While this wine is fantastic on the table with china it is the perfect summer backyard wine.

Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, $14 – Another personal favorite I enjoy cooking with and with a good quality peice of chocolate for desserts! Aromas of ripe black currant, smoke and saddle. Flavors of dark cherry and ripe plum with a hint of vanilla and cocoa.

Woodbridge By Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir, $11 – Perhaps one of the most underrated bottles of great wines out there! Don’t let the price fool you. This elegant wine is round on the palate, with flavors of berries and cocoa, and a touch of spicy, toasty oak from barrel aging. A great one to have with cheese and crackers!

Coppola Director’s Cut Cabernet Sauvignon, $19 – I’ve enjoyed this one many times and keep going back for more. The wine has an elegant structure with layered fruit and a long, aromatic finish.



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