40 Top-Rated Wines Under $40

These recently rated and diverse bottlings are guilt-free indulgences that don't hurt your wallet.

Whether or not you’re choosing to observe the 40-day sacrifice known as Lent—surely, you’re not giving up wine—these recently rated and diverse bottlings are guilt-free indulgences at $40 or less a bottle.

Wittmann 2012 Westhofener Riesling Trocken (Rheinhessen); $35, 92 points. 

Château Dutruch Grand Poujeaux 2012 Moulis-en-Médoc; $29, 92 points. 

Château Villemaurine 2012 St.-Émilion; $40, 92 points. 

Barton 2011 Mr. Jones Grenache (Paso Robles); $36, 92 points. 

Lemelson 2012 Chestnut Hill Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley); $28, 92 points.

D’Arenberg 2010 d’Arry’s Original Shiraz-Grenache (McLaren Vale); $20, 91 points.

Penley Estate 2012 Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon (Coonawarra); $20, 92 points.

Franklin Tate 2013 Tate Chardonnay (Margaret River); $15, 90 points.

Raffy 2010 Grande Réserve Malbec (Tupungato); $39, 91 points. 

Margerum 2012 Purisima Mountain Vineyard Syrah (Santa Ynez Valley); $36, 91 points. 

I Giusti e Zanza 2012 Nemorino Bianco (Toscana); $18, 90 points.

Clos Henri 2011 Pinot Noir (Marlborough); $35, 90 points.

King Estate 2012 Signature Collection Pinot Gris (Oregon); $18, 90 points.

Château Bel-Air 2012 Cuvée Jean Gabriel (Lussac Saint-Émilion); $35, 90 points. 

Val do Sosego 2013 Albariño (Rías Baixas); $17, 90 points. 

Monteabellón 2012 5 Meses en Barrica Tempranillo (Ribera del Duero); $15, 90 points. 

Villa 2010 Satèn Brut (Franciacorta); $40, 90 points. 

Château d’Or et de Gueules 2011 Trassegum (Costières de Nîmes); $25, 90 points. 

Fritz Haag 2013 Brauneberger Riesling Trocken (Mosel); $35, 93 points.

Château Saint-Genès 2013 Bordeaux Blanc; $12, 90 points.

Mano a Mano 2010 Venta la Ossa TNT (Vino de la Tierra de Castilla); $27, 92 points.

Avanthia 2010 Tinto Cuvee Mostiero Mencía (Valdeorras); $25, 91 points.

Domaine de Gournier 2013 Viognier (Cévennes); $15, 89 points.

Finca Decero 2012 Remolinos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Agrelo); $22, 89 points. 

Jekel 2012 Pinot Noir (Monterey); $18, 88 points. 

Coro 2009 Crianza (Rioja); $18, 88 points. 

Château la Tonnelle 2012 Haut-Médoc; $25, 88 points. 

Derby 2012 Derby Vineyard Albariño (Paso Robles); $24, 88 points. 

Jean Daneel 2012 Signature Chenin Blanc (Western Cape); $30, 91 points.

Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier 2013 Riesling Feinherb (Mosel); $17, 89 points.

Tamarí 2012 AR Malbec (Mendoza); $22, 88 points.

Viña Mayor 2011 Barrel Aged Tempranillo (Ribera del Duero); $18, 87 points. 

Valentin Bianchi 2013 Elsa Bianchi Malbec (Mendoza); $12, 87 points. 

Château Picoron 2012 Sélection Prestige (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux); $15, 87 points. 

Cliffhanger Vineyards 2013 Estate Grown Proprietary Red Blend (Vigneti delle Dolomiti); $14, 87 points. 

Heron Hill 2011 Cabernet Franc (Finger Lakes); $16, 90 points.

E. Guigal 2013 Rosé (Côtes du Rhône); $19, 87 points. 

Evening Land 2011 Seven Springs Vineyard Chardonnay (Eola-Amity Hills); $40, 92 points.

Chilensis 2011 Lazuli (Maule Valley); $24, 91 points.

Tenuta San Leonardo 2013 Vette Sauvignon Blanc (Vigneti delle Dolomiti); $25, 91 points.

Acrobat 2012 Pinot Gris (Oregon); $15, 88 points.

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Published on February 18, 2015
Topics: Wine Guide



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