best value under $15

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Jason LeBlanc 1 post

Cline syrah
Cesari merlot/chardonnay
trapiche malbec i think it was under 15 pretty close
thats about all i can think of right now, just getting into wine

 
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Mike G 10 posts

As far as whites go, Legends Estates Gewurztraminer is very good and at $13 drinks as well as a $20 bottle IMHO. For reds, Pelee Island Cab Franc is also quite good given it’s sub-$11 price tag. Also of note, Southbrook makes a Cab-Merlot-Shiraz blend that is excellent value at $14.95 given that most of the reds in their portfolio jump above $20 pretty quickly.

 
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Cat Mandoo 3 posts

I asked Winealign to start this discussion so thanks for the suggestions. I am always searching for a truly good wine under $15. Seems like it is not difficult to get a nice $15> wine but reds are much more difficult to find. We get ‘good value’, "quite good’ and definitely you feel the “under $10” in the tastebuds.

What I am finding is you have to hit the $20 mark to hit the, ‘very nice dreamy-wonderful wine,’ wine category.

That being said, for Wednesday-night wines that don’t drain the wallet for a regular wine drinker – I have really enjoyed Cantina Tollo Colle Secco, an Italian red. A few more are in our wine collection that I will try to track down for this discussion group – Italian, Chilean and Argentinian mostly. … it would be fun to get some other countries in there- Greece, for example.

A good reference from the Internet was the Toronto Life’s last 10 wines under $10 list – it is easy to find if you do the right search. That lead me to find some nice buys under $10.

 
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Bethany Harpur 4 posts

Ironstone Obsession Symphony 2008 – fragrant, an exciting mouthful and a good pair with exotic foods like thai or vietnamese. $14.95 a bottle.

 
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Mike G 10 posts

I second Bethany’s nomination! Had this wine at the wedding of an LCBO Senior Product Consultant and we’ve loved it ever since. It is a cross between Muscat of Alexandria and Grenache Gris, with low residual sugar but crisp acidity and oily texture. It is almost Gewurz-eque on the palate but unique in its own right.

 
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Carl Roth 21 posts

Hoya De Cadenas Reserva 2004, Tempranillo Spain $11.60 (620989) – I am really enjoying this wine. It was scored very hi and is currently a 91.

 
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Carol Ann Jessiman Administrator 27 posts

I’m sitting here reading this and drinking Crasto (LCBO #81588, $14.95). It’s a very nice wine from Portugal Douro region. It had very good reviews. Another easy drinking one that just came out again is Pasion 4; a Merlot from Spain (LCBO #59287, $11.95).

 
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Carl Roth 21 posts

Just purchased this wine when I was in Montreal a couple weeks ago: Marcus James Tempranillo 2008, Argentina. With the $1 off promotion it was only $8.75 a bottle. I liked it so much that bought a case in Gatineau when I returned. The only down side is that it is not carried by the LCBO so if you are not near a SAQ you will be out of luck. It is not as full bodied as a Spanish Tempranillo but for the price it is very good and well worth trying.

 

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This has been a staple in my cellar and keeps well. I rated this 89/100 last December. J.P. CHENET PREMIER CUVÉE MERLOT CABERNET 2007, Languedoc, #621995 $11.95. Just tasted the 2008 and isn’t recommended. Another is Fuzion Alta Malbec, #135475. At $9.95 it’s a pleasing sipper and mild meal red.

And for a white – ERRAZURIZ ESTATE CHARDONNAY 2007, Chile, #318741 $11.80 – I tasted the 2007 last November and it was excellent. Guess what – tried the 2008 and can’t recommend it.

 
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Janet Grondin 7 posts

Cafe Culture Pinotage—wonderful coffee and chocolate aromas. a real hit with many. this is a very unique red wine, and not typical to pinotage and comes in at $13.95. LCBO carries it—-unless it has run out in your area

 
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Peter Trottier 7 posts

Farnese Daunia Sangiovese 2008, Abruzzi $8
Italy

Masi Tupungato Passo Doble Malbec Corvina 2007, Mendoza $14
Argentina

Pascual Toso Malbec 2008, Mendoza $13
Argentina

 
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Carl Roth 21 posts

Just tried this excellent Shiraz from South Australia for only $13.15! Wakefield Promised Land Shiraz Cabernet 2005, South Australia #625343

 

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J P Chenet Cabernet Syrah 2009…. make sure it’s the 2009. $9.95 and a great sipper for diverse tastes (ie. a crowd).

22Oct2010: I wasn’t impressed with the new batch on LCBO shelves… will reserve comment until the next bottle.

 
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Carl Roth 21 posts

arenberg-The-Stump-Jump-Grenache-Shiraz-Mourvedre-2009 $14.05
Very nice.