January 06, 2020
  1. Impero Collection Premium Pinto Grigio Trebbliano 2018 Terre di Chieti, Italy, $10 “A great everyday house white.” ABV: 12.5 percent
  2. Laroque Cabernet Franc 2017/2018 Cite de Carassonne, France, $12/$13 “Wow! Here’s where we need a ‘Run, don’t walk to your wine store emoji.’” ABV: 13.5 percent
  3. Santa Julia Tintillo Malbec-Bonarda 2018 Mendoza, Argentina, $13 “The best word to describe this wine is ‘joyful.’” ABV: 13 percent
  4. Fiorini Becco Rosso Lambrusco Grasparossa 2017 Italy, $14 “Not your grandmother’s lambrusco” ABV: 11.5 percent
  5. Domain Antugnac Chardonny 2018 Haute Vallee de L’Aude, France, $14 “A beautiful chardonnay, bursting with flavors of fresh fruit and flowers.”  ABV: 13 percent
  6. Barnard Griffin Riesling 2017 Columbia Valley, Wash, $12 “Offers peach and even a hint of mango, with some lime and orange zest. Bravo!” ABV: 12.2 percent
  7. Ken Forrester Petit Chenin Blanc 2018/2019 Stellenbosch, South Africa “Ken Forrester is one of South Africa’s maestros with this grape.” ABV: 13 percent
  8. Lab Rose 2018 Lisbon, Portugal, $10 a bottle; $25 for a three-liter box “It’s a steal!” ABV: 12.5 percent
  9. Famille Brocard Margote Chardonnay 2017/2018 France, $13/$15 “Simply the best chardonnay under $15.” ABV: 13 percent
  10. J. Lohr South Ridge Syrah 2016 Paso Robles, Calif., $16 “This is a terrific value.” ABV: 13.5 percent
  11. Charles & Charles Rose 2018 Columbia Valley, Wash., $14 “An all-American, juicy rose, right down to the flag motif on the label.” ABV: 12.6 percent
  12. La Closerie des Lys Pinot Noir 2017 Pays d’Oc, France, $17 “This delicious pinot noir seems to defy gravity.” ABV: 13 percent


SOURCE: Washington Post Food, 12/25/19