Cheap Wine < $10

Cheap wines that are SCARY cheap but super surprising

Vignobles Lacheteau Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2023

The Vignobles Lacheteau Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2023 is a $6.99 Trader Joe’s import exclusive. Vignobles Lacheteteau oversees several Chateaus and Domaines, has 1,270 acres of vines, and is part of the CGF Wine Group. Touraine is an AOP and a large district in the Loire Valley of France. Chinon is the best-known village inside Touraine….

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Vignobles Lacheteau Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2023
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Florifity French Rosé 2023

The Florifity French Rosé 2023 is a $7.99 Aldi USA exclusive. This wine is produced by Ethical Wine Company a French wine company that specializes in sustainable and certified vineyard and winery practices. They use recycled material for their packaging, recycle what they use, and are carbon neutral. The Florifity French Rosé 2023 is something…

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Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Chardonnay 2020

The Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Chardonnay 2020 is 100% Chardonnay sourced from vineyards in several AVAs in the Columbia Valley of Washington. Chateau Ste Michelle was founded in 1967 when it was known as St Michelle Vintners. They are the largest winery in the Columbia Valley with 3,500 acres of vines planted. The back…

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Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Chardonnay 2020
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Outlander Paso Robles Meritage 2022

The Outlander Paso Robles Meritage 2022 is a $7.99 Aldi exclusive, Aldi has trademarked the Outlander name. It is produced by a winery located in Greenfield, California, (Monterey AVA) which happens to be the home of a family-owned winery in business since 1972. A Meritage (rhymes with heritage) wine is a California wine that exclusively…

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Outlander Paso Robles Meritage 2022
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Lucia Victoria Reserva Rioja 2018

The Lucia Victoria Reserva Rioja 2018 is a wine available at Costco for $8.89 (the .89 indicates a Costco special buy) and can be found elsewhere for about $15. This wine was produced by Bodegas Valdelacierva from 2 vineyards (50-year-old vines) near San Vincente in the Rioja Alta region. The importer is Vinamericas and here…

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Lucia Victoria Reserva Rioja 2018
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Embroidery Monterey Pinot Noir 2021

The Embroidery Monterey Pinot Noir 2021 is a $6.89 wine at Costco. The .89 indicates that this is a special price and may not last. This is a wine produced by Precision Wine Company located in Napa, California. They have about 25 brands and made wine for Trader Joe’s, Aldi, and Costco. The Monterey County…

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Embroidery Monterey Pinot Noir 2021
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8 Plumas Sauvignon Blanc

The 8 Plumas Sauvignon Blanc is a $5.99 Aldi import exclusive from Spain. It is produced for Aldi by Dcoop S.Coop an extensive farming and ranch coop comprising over 75,000 farms and ranches. They are the largest olive oil and olive producer in Spain, along with producing other food products. This is a non-vintage that…

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Aldi California Heritage Merlot

The Aldi California Heritage Merlot is a $4.99 exclusive, produced by a branch of E & J Gallo for ALdi. This is a non-vintage wine, meaning grapes picked in different years are included in this bottling. Producers do this to keep costs down and use a more upscale wine from a previous year to “improve”…

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Trader Joe’s Reserve Rasteau Cru 2022

The Trader Joe’s Reserve Rasteau Cru 2022 is a $9.99 Trader Joe’s import exclusive. The actual name is Rasteau Appellation Rasteau Controlée 2022 Lot 254, Cru de la Vallée Rhone. Here is an entry-level view of how the wine classifications in the Southern Rhone Valley work The first level is Cotes du Rhone AOC, which…

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Trader Joe's Reserve Rasteau Cru 2022
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Porto 6 Vinho Tinto 2021

The Porto 6 Vinho Tinto 2021 (Vinho Tinto translates to Red Wine) is a Trader Joe’s $5.99 import exclusive sourced from vineyards in Lisboa Portugal. Lisboa is a region along the northern Atlantic coast near Lisbon. It is a large wine region with several sub-regions inside. Porto 6 Vinho Tinto 2021 is produced by Vidigal…

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Sunshine Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

The Sunshine Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023 is a $7.99 Aldi exclusive. The grapes are sourced from Estate vineyards in the Wairau Valley of New Zealand’s South Island. The Wairau Valley is the Northernmost grape-growing region in Marlborough and follows a river that runs the island’s width. The back label mentions Estate vineyards but does…

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Sunshine Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
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Kirkland Signature Sonoma Old Vine Zinfandel

The Kirkland Signature Sonoma Old Vine Zinfandel 2021 is a 9.99 Costco exclusive made for them by Zach Long Of Kunde Estates. Zach Long has 20 years of experience as a winemaker with the last 10 of those as the winemaker at Kunde Family Winery and Vintage Wine Estates. The Kunde Family has farmed this…

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Kirkland Signature Friuli Grave Pinot Grigio

The Kirkland Signature Friuli Grave Pinot Grigio 2022 is a $4.99 Costco exclusive sourced from grapes in the Friuli Grave region of far northeastern Italy near the Alps. This area has a very cool climate that allows the grapes to ripen slowly. The word “Grave” translates to gravel. The soil in the vineyards is heated…

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Kirkland Signature Friuli Grave Pinot Grigio
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Aldi California Heritage Chardonnay

The Aldi California Heritage Chardonnay is a non-vintage $4.95 Aldi wine exclusive made for them by a division of E & J Gallo the largest family-owned winery in the US. Normally a non-vintage, $5 store brand would be a wine to avoid, but I have previously tried the California Heritage Pinot Noir and Brut Bubbly,…

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Aldi California Heritage Chardonnay
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Loudenotte Pays D’Oc Pinot Noir 2022

The Loudenotte Pays D’Oc Pinot Noir 2022 is a $.6.99 Trader Joe’s wine, it is $12 in places that TJ’s does not cover. D’Oc indicates that this wine is from the Languedoc in France. This wine has been available at Trader Joe’s for several vintages. Here is a link to the 2018 version. The Languedoc…

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Loudenotte Pays D'Oc Pinot Noir 2022
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Trader Joe’s Reserve SLO County Chardonnay 2022

The Trader Joe’s Reserve SLO County Chardonnay 2022 is a $9.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive produced for them by Miller Family Wine Company. The SLO in the title is San Luis Obispo which is in the middle of California’s Central Coast AVA, inside the SLO AVA in Paso Robles, Edna Valley, Arroyo Secco, and the San…

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Trader Joe's Reserve SLO County Chardonnay 2022
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Epicuro Puglia Primitivo 2021

The Epicuro Puglia Primitivo 2021 is a $6.99 Trader Joe’s import exclusive. The grapes were sourced from the Apulia region of Puglia in southeast Italy. Epicuro is one of the 10 brands from FeMar a third-generation family-owned winery. They produce a wide variety of Italian and Sicilian wines, several of which are available at Trader…

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Epicuro Puglia Primitivo 2021
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Aldi’s California Heritage Brut Sparkling Wine

The Aldi’s California Heritage Brut Sparkling Wine is a $4.95 Aldi exclusive sourced from grapes grown in California. The back label shows that a part of E & J Gallo produced this Bubbly. Neither Aldo nor E & J Gallo offer any production details on this wine. The wine was produced with the Charmat Method,…

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Aldi's California Heritage Brut Sparkling Wine
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Aldi’s California Heritage Pinot Noir

The Aldi’s California Heritage Pinot Noir is a $4.95 non-vintage wine sourced, at least for now, from California’s Central Coast AVA. This brand is produced by International Wine Merchants who make Burlwood and Moiselle wines for Aldi. They are a division of E & J Gallo make Winking Owl and Hwy 5 Aldi wines. All…

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Rolling Mist Cabernet Sauvignon

The Rolling Mist Cabernet Sauvignon is a non-vintage $8.99 ALdi exclusive made by some division of E & J Gallo of Modesto, California. Neither Aldi nor Gallo offer any information concerning this wine. The back label mentions blackberry, which is a flavor characteristic of Cabernet Sauvignon, and oak spice and vanilla which are oak influences…

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Rolling Mist Cabernet Sauvignon
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Aldi Specially Selected Gavi DOCG 2022

The Aldi Specially Selected Gavi DOCG 2022 is an exclusive $9.99 Aldi import. Gavi White wines are from the Provence of Alexandria in the southeast corner of Piedmont in Italy. Gavi is produced from the Cortese grape and is typically 100% Cortese. Gavi is considered THE White wine of Piedmont with Barolo made from the…

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Aldi Specially Selected Gavi DOCG 2022
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Aldi Hwy 5 Chardonnay 2021

The Aldi Hwy 5 Chardonnay 2021 is a $4.99 Aldi exclusive made by a company from Modesto, California which means some entity of E & J Gallo produced this brand. This is Aldi’s answer to Charles Shaw wine (2 Buck Chuck) from Trader Joe’s. Last summer we did a cheap Chardonnay shoot-out, Charles Shaw, Hwy…

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Aldi Hwy 5 Chardonnay 2021
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Trader Joe’s Reserve Wahluke Slope Cabernet Sauvignon 2022

The Trader Joe’s Reserve Wahluke Slope Cabernet Sauvignon 2022 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from certified organic grapes grown in the Wahluke Slope AVA of the Columbia Valley in Washington State. This Cab Sauv was produced for Trader Joe’s by DNA Vineyards an independent winery that has produced many wines for TJ’s both Reserve wines…

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Trader Joe's Reserve Wahluke Slope Cabernet Sauvignon 2022
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Belhara Estate Single Vineyard Malbec 2021

The Belhara Estate Single Vineyard Malbec 2021 is an $8.99 Trader Joe’s import wine. Belhara Estate is a family-owned winery in the Uco Valley inside Mendoza in Argentina. They own three vineyards and this wine is sourced from one of them. This wine seems to be the same or very close to Trader Joe’s Grand…

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Belhara Estate Single Vineyard Malbec 2021
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Trader Joe’s DOC Prosecco

The Trader Joe’s DOC Prosecco is an $8.99 import exclusive for a Sparkling wine from the Prosecco region of Veneto in Northern Italy. The back label says a branch of Zonin, a large and excellent Italian wine producer produced it. If you are new to Prosecco, this Bubbly is made from the Glera grape which…

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Trader Joe's DOC Prosecco
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