Best Red Wines Under $10, from Toronto Life
Here are the first five recommended bottles. Carry on to the Toronto Life site to view them all:
CALITERRA 2008 SAUVIGNON BLANC RESERVA
(Casablanca Valley, Chile)
A vibrant, easy-drinking sauvignon blanc that combines green nettle, lime and herbs with citrus spark and pineapple. $9.95. LCBO 110049.
CASAL THAULERO 2008 MERLOT CABERNET SAUVIGNON
For under $7, it's hard to do better than this surprisingly complex bottle with lifted smoky notes, vague blackberry, licorice and earthiness. $6.95. LCBO 621953.
CASTAÑO LA CASONA 2007 MONASTRELL
Full bodied and soft, this red hints at elegance that's rare for the price range. $8.95. LCBO 143743.
CASTILLO DE MONSÉRAN 2008 GARNACHA
A fruit bomb with red licorice and strawberry-rhubarb pie flavours. $8.95. LCBO 73395.
CONO SUR 2008 VIOGNIER
(Colchagua Valley, Chile)
A perfect summer sipper that has incredible complexity for the price. $9.95. LCBO 64287.