If the only thing I had in my pocket was a $10 bill and I was asked to buy a wine from the local market to take to a casual group gathering, here is what I would pick:
Thorny Rose Red Blend
Soft and well-balanced, this blend of primarily Cabernet and Merlot provides a pleasant mix of black cherry, raspberry and vanilla notes and a semi-dry tannic finish. Priced at Market Street for about $8.
Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay
Although it is normally priced right at $10 (before tax), I have often seen this at multiple stores on sale for $8.99. Consistently crisp and refreshing, this Chard is a value that often is in our fridge.
Familia Zuccardi Santa Julia[+] Torrontes
If you haven’t had an Argentine Torrontes yet, this would be a great one to try. Citrus, apple and peach notes with a dash of spice and a crisp minerality on the finish. Typically priced right at $10, but can be found on a sale that can get you out the door for under $10.
If you only had $10 in your pocket, what wine would you bring home?