What are the Best Buy Wines of 2019?

These are the Vintage Wine Tasters‘ selections for Best Buy Wines of 2019. These wines should still be available in stores in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. We have provided a link for those wines we reviewed during the year 2019. The big wine magazines always have a top 100 in the bargain wine category. I don’t seem to have much luck finding most of their bargain selections at local wine shops or markets.

Delicious Old Vine Zinfandel from Amador County

These wines are not in any particular order. They are all delicious and worthy of being labeled “Best Buy Wines of 2019.” How many of these wines have you tried? Any other suggestions for Best Buy Wines of 2019? We want your thoughts!

Our Best Buy Wines of 2019

White Wines and Rosé

  • Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc 2018 – Costco and Trader Joe’s – $8 to $10. Terrific crowd-pleasing wine
  • Dry Creek Vineyard Fumé Blanc 2018 – Cost Plus World Market – $10 to $12. Wine Enthusiast rates it at 90 Points. Always an excellent value.
  • Kali Hart Chardonnay 2017 – Costco, Safeway, Total Wines $14 to $17, always a reliable and mid-range Chardonnay. Costco has the best price.
  • Blue Quail Chardonnay – Mollie Stone’s $15. One of the best-tasting, no-oak Chardonnay wines. Organic
  • Pedroncelli Chardonnay P Johnson Vineyard – Weimax Wines $14, from the Dry Creek Valley
  • La Cana Albariño 2017 – Costco $13
  • Carol Shelton Wild Thing Rendezvous Rosé 2018 – $12 at Safeway and $15 at Mollie Stone’s

Red Wines

Sparkling Wines

  • Gruet Brut or Rose – Weimax Wines, Cost Plus World Market, and Safeway – $14 – $15 – A standout sparkling wine from New Mexico that is like a Champagne
  • Segura Viudas Brut Reserva – Cost Plus World Market $9 – Best under $10 sparkling wine around. It is a Cava
  • Kirkland Signature Champagne $19.99 – why pay $39 for the Veuve Clicquot when this one is just as good?

* Weimax Wines is in Burlingame, CA. ** K&L Wines is in San Francisco, Redwood City, and Hollywood.


  1. Bob Drucker says


    Great list. Really fun to review, especially if you drink some of the wines.
    Looking forward to the Bonterra CS. I tried it years back but forgot about it.
    Anxious to try others as well.


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