The top rated wines under $15

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Want to impress that special someone with out breaking the bank? New to wine? Want to find a new favorite? Interested in the rankings?

If you answered yes to any of these things, this article is for you.


7) NV Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards Red Cat – $8.49 

Winery : Hazlitt’s Red Cat Cellars
Winemaker : Tim Benedict
Three Word Taste Summary : cherry , raspberry , tart
Food Pairings : Burgers, wings, pizza, nachos
Storage Instructions : Store in a cool (46-65 degrees fahrenheit) dry area.

Tasting Notes

Opens with a sweet sangria-style taste and finishes with a tangy mouth-watering bite.

6) 2010 Texas Hills Vineyard Due Bianco – $9.95

Winery : Texas Hills Vineyard
Winemaker : Gary Gilstrap
Three Word Taste Summary : pineapple , fruit , pear
Food Pairings : Summer cuisine – salads, aged gouda, mild nutty cheese
Suggested Drinking Window : Between 2011 and 2015
Storage Instructions : Keep constant cool (under 70 degrees F)

Tasting Notes

A great wine just to have around, it’s a blend of Chenin Blanc and Pinot Grigio, from the Texas High Plains. The wine has a crisp & fruity intensity, expressing crisp summer pear with tropical fruit overtones hinting pineapple.

5) 2014 Round Hill California Chardonnay – $9.99

Winery : Rutherford Ranch

Tasting Notes:

Delicious flavors of ripe pear, Meyer lemon and creamy butterscotch. The texture is rich and round, with a crisp finish.

Vintage Notes:

The 2014 vintage was nearly ideal. The moderate temperatures throughout the growing season gave us grapes of wonderful concentration and good balance. In general, yields were slightly above average and the quality of fruit truly outstanding. This wine pairs beautifully with herb-baked chicken, grilled or poached salmon, mac & cheese, or a Caesar salad. Delightful by the glass or on its own. This wine is a bright gold color with aromas of Meyer lemon, pear and apple, with vanilla and cinnamon. Delicious flavors of ripe pear, Meyer lemon and creamy butterscotch. The texture is rich and round, with a crisp finish.

4) 2014 House Wine Market Moscato – $9.99

Winery : Original House Wine
Winemaker : Hal Landvoigt
Three Word Taste Summary : jasmine , apricot , honeysuckle
Food Pairings : Spicy foods

Tasting Notes

Fragrant nose of honeysuckle, jasmine and hints of apricot. The palate leads in with notes of clover honey, golden delicious apple and apricot. There is a hing of ripe nectarine on the finish

Wine Event and Competition Awards

BEST BUY – Wine Enthusiast

3) 2012 Warner Vineyards Classic Blush – $9.99

Winery : Warner Vineyards
Winemaker : DurrantWarner
Three Word Taste Summary : apple , apricot , peach

2) Dark Horse California Red Wine Blend – $13.99

Winery : Dark Horse
Winemaker : Beth Liston
Three Word Taste Summary : dark berries , caramel , chewy

Tasting Notes

Blend is big and mouth-filling with dark fruit flavors, notes of caramel and chew tannins on the finish.


1) Really looking to impress someone or get the best bang for the buck?

Splash Wines is running a Pre-seasonal promotion offering 15 bottles of their top award winning wines for only $85 with free shipping to your door.
This is the hands down greatest deal. Each would typically cost way over the price of making this list, but during their promotion makes it your best deal for wine.
Still not enough? They also offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee! Seriously. Where would you find any deal like that otherwise.

Tony Archer is The Mandateds senior finance and economy writer. Prior to joining The Mandated, he was an assistant editor at CNN Money and a deputy editor at The Guardian in Harrisburg, Pa. Tony started his career at investment advisory firm Cambridge Associates and holds a master's degree in financial economics from Oxford University.

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