10 Great Wines from Around the World for $9.99

In no particular order, the wines mentioned below are of great value and certainly do not compromise taste for sale price. From California reds to a New Zealand white, these wines can satisfy the palate of nearly any wine drinker. Pricing may vary by location, but all of the wines listed below can be found on sale at Chili Liquor for $9.99/750ml bottle.

Angeline Pinot Noir 2017

       The California Pinot Noir category is filled with Pinot Noir brands that don’t offer a fully Pinot Noir based wine. Angeline Pinot Noir is one of the few exceptions that is comprised of 100% Pinot Noir and not traditionally mixed with other grapes that can make up to 25% of the blend, such as Syrah and other varietals. Angeline wines are the entry-level wines of the infamous Martin Ray Winery and were created by the same wine-making team. Martin Ray specializes in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Rosé of Pinot Noir. This Pinot Noir is created with an eco-friendly production system and appeals to wine-drinkers who are concerned about sulfites added into wines. Sulfites are part of the natural wine-making process, however, are sometimes added into wines as preservatives for exporting around the world and for shelf life. This wine does contain sulfites, but the Pinot Noir grape itself has a very thin layer of skin around it, limiting its Amine content and therefore decreasing the exposure inside the final wine product. With Angeline Pinot Noir staying 100% true to its grape varietal, most people concerned with headaches or facial flush often find these symptoms less prevalent. This wine is shaped by a bright fruit aroma, velvety smooth mouthfeel, and a finish of ripe berry flavors.
       List Price: $14.99/750ml – Chili Liquor Sale Price: $9.99/750ml.

OZV Old Vine Zinfandel 2016

       This Lodi, California Zinfandel pairs perfectly with a mouth-watering steak, BBQ style ribs, pepperoni pizza, or angus hamburger. Oak Ridge Winery is the producer of this robust Zinfandel, and is the oldest operating winery in Lodi that was built in 1934. The Zinfandel varietal has its origins in Croatia, and later Southern Italians started producing it under what is commonly known as Primitivo. The location of Lodi is perfect for growing Zinfandel and similar grapes, because of its Mediterranean-like climate and 100 year old vines. OZV Zinfandel is a jammy wine with aromas and flavors of raspberry, blackberries, milk chocolate and mocha. The tannins are soft providing a supple mouthfeel, and the smoothness of the wine rounds out each sip. OZV Zinfandel received many great awards at the California State Fair including Double Gold, 98 points, and the “Best of Class of Region” award.
       List Price: $12.99/750ml – Chili Liquor Sale Price: $9.99/750ml

Franco Amoroso Moscato 2018

       This 100% Italian Moscato d’Asti is a wine ranked in the category of Denominazione Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG). Traditionally produced with a cold fermentation method to maintain sugar and aroma qualities over time, Franco Amoroso Moscato appears to the eyes as a pale, straw yellow color. The nose of this wine consists of peach, apricot, and floral jasmine scents, while on the palate a slight light and bubbly style presents itself. Sweetness and crisp acid finish out the Moscato grape taste. If you are in search of a classy and elegant, yet inexpensive Moscato, Franco Amoroso is perfect for you.
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Matua Sauvignon Blanc 2017

       The Sauvignon Blanc varietal is ideal for a warm summer day and complements the weather well with its refreshing characteristics. This Marlborough, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc has scents of citrus fruits and basil on the nose. The palate is exploding with original citrus, melon, and green apple flavors. Matua was well-rated at 90 points each by Wine Spectator in the latest 2016 and 2017 vintages. In addition, Wine Enthusiast rated the 2017 vintage at 86 points on its scale. In 1974, Matua produced the first ever Sauvignon Blanc to be created in New Zealand. Today, Matua collects the best grapes from across the Marlborough region and delivers to the wine-drinker a well balanced crisp and tropical Sauvignon Blanc.
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Badiola Toscana 2015 by Marchesi Mazzei

       Italian made, this Sangiovese blend makes for a great addition to any dinner table serving cold cuts, pasta with meat sauce, pizza, big grilled fish or pot roast. Comprised of 70% Sangiovese and 30% Merlot, Poggio Badiola’s 2015 Toscana is a medium-bodied and well-rounded red wine. Aged for approximately 10 months in oak barrels, Badiola’s nose brings classic aromas such as blackberries and dark cherries, with hints of tobacco and spices. Elegant flavors of fresh red berry flavors and velvety smooth texture round out this Tuscan red. The International Wine Report rated this 2015 vintage wine 90 points on their scale, and the most recent 2016 vintage received a rating of 92 points by James Suckling.
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Chateau Ste Michelle Rosé 2017

       Chateau Ste Michelle is one of the most popular wineries of Washington state, located inside the Columbia Valley. A light pale pink color displays itself in the glass alongside aromas of watermelon, raspberry, and hints of wild strawberry. An impression of fresh citrus zest and traces of melon are also present on the nose. Soft, yet vibrant and juicy flavors of the Syrah grapes added (98%) take over on the palate, while the subtle Merlot grapes (2%) allow for a long, smooth finish. This dry Rosé was rated 88 points in the 2017 vintage by both Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast.
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Dr Loosen Riesling 2017
       Mosel, Germany is home to Dr. Loosen Riesling. Ideal with stir fry, Indian curry, or spicy seafood, this Riesling brings flavors of apple and pear to the palate, leaving the wine-drinker feeling refreshed with a crisp finish. A slight sweetness to this wine brings versatility and this semi-dry style is very popular throughout the world. The Estate for Dr. Loosen has been owned by the same family for 200 years, demonstrating longevity and class within the company. James Suckling rated this 2017 vintage a stellar 90 points and previous vintages have been rated similarly. If you are looking for a valuable semi-dry Riesling to serve to guests or to enjoy on your own, Dr. Loosen is a great option!
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Bonterra Organic Chardonnay 2015
       This organically produced Chardonnay from Mendocino, California is one of the best valued wines for the money. Rated 90 Points by Wine Enthusiast, this organic Chardonnay does more than simply provide a great wine for your guests to consume. Organic production methods are used in the wine-making process which create for high-quality classic Chardonnay flavors such as green apple, pear, and citrus. 70% French and American Oak barrel fermentation gives the finished product a rich and creamy feel, with a hint of new oak spice. The remaining 30% stainless steel fermentation allows for a bright and crisp finish. Aromas of honey and lightly toasted almonds combined with tropical notes like pineapple and lemon can be found at first impression. Clean minerality, a vibrant tartness, and lemon zest flavors take over on the palate. Bonterra adds more than just great flavor, because its wine labels are 100% post-consumer recycled. Bonterra was the winner of the 2016 American Winery of the year award given by Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards.
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Finca el Origen Malbec 2017

      Finca el Origen produces this 2017 vintage Reserve Estate 100% Malbec in the UCO Valley of Mendoza, Argentina. This deep purple colored wine pairs well with pork or beef stews, barbeques, empanadas, tapas, and of course can be enjoyed on its own. Aromas of herbs like rosemary and thyme are introductory on the nose, while scents of red fruits, fresh flowers, and vanilla are soon noticed. On the palate flavors of black fruits such as blackberries and some spices are present, adding versatility to the medium-bodied density of Malbec. Silky tannins and natural acidity wrap up the tasting experience of this wine. Decanter rated the newest vintage 91 points, and this delectable wine has also made it onto the rating scale of James Suckling in past vintages.
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DeLoach Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
       DeLoach Heritage Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 is native to the Russian River Valley located in Sonoma County, California. With classic Cabernet Sauvignon composition, DeLoach gives off aromas of black currant and fresh herbs de Provence. This Cabernet Sauvignon illustrates flavors of lush plum gently mixed with hints of spicy black pepper and a finish of rich caramel. Soft upon first sip, but well-balanced with a firm, long-lasting finish on the palate, DeLoach pairs well with rich meat dishes such as beef, lamb, and venison. Tannins inside this wine match up perfectly with the dense protein of the meat, providing for an all around good meal.
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       Chili Liquor Sale Price: $9.99/750ml