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20 award-winning wines you can buy on Vivino right now
From shiraz and merlot to chardonnay and riesling, these are 20 award-winning wines to shop for on Vivino right now.
Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or just getting into the world of grapes, Vivino tends to be one of the first places we all log onto while searching for what to drink. The wine app is known for stocking up on almost every wine you might be looking for.
Today, we take you through a list of award-winning wines that can be found on Vivino. Each of these wines were awarded a gold medal at the 2021 USA Wine Ratings. The USA Wine Ratings shines the spotlight on those wines that deserve a spot on our list of favorites. Each wine is judged by an esteemed panel of judges who have spent years in the industry and are responsible for the daily commercial buying and selling of wine. The wines are judged on the basis of three criteria, namely, quality, value, and packaging, making sure that each wine ticks all three boxes.
So the next time you’re looking for an award-winning wine on Vivino, this is what to look for.
Shottesbrooke Reserve Series 'Eliza' Shiraz
The Eliza Shiraz from the Shottesbrooke’s Reserve series was recognized as the ‘Wine of the Year’, ‘Best in Show by Country’, and ‘Best in Show by Varietal’ at the competition. It is a juicy red wine with ripe, almost dried plums, blueberries, bing cherries, and bramble, with marked toasted wood spice and light coffee notes. On the palate, Eliza Shiraz is ripe and rich.
Average price - $36
Diora La Belle Fête Rosé
Hailing from Monterey, California, La Belle Fête Rosé has beautiful aromas of rose petals and red fruits. This rosé from the Diora Winery has tart red strawberries and cherries on the palate. This light and refreshing vino was awarded ‘Rosé of the Year’. Judges at the competition described La Belle Fête Rosé as “a versatile food pairing wine.”
Average price - $16.99
The Jaraman Shiraz from Taylors Winery is a bold and juicy red wine with ripe blueberry and blackberry pie notes. It has flavors of violet, toasted cedar, and light coconut on the palate. This wine could age 2-4 more years and should be decanted before drinking.
Average price - $19.10
Alb de Purcari
A Romanian gem in the mix, Alb de Purcari is a dry white wine with ripe Meyer lemon, grapefruit rind, lemon blossom, yogurt, light butter, and subtle nutmeg notes. With a beautiful light golden color, the wine has a complex aroma of sweet fruits, with an aftertaste of fine honey notes with spices. The full fruity taste is balanced with ample but delicate accents of oak. The acidity is well defined and extends to the remarkable aftertaste. Try this wine with semi-ripened cheese with crust; fillet of cod with asparagus and hollandaise sauce.
Average price - $29.99
Louis Latour 2018 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Corton-Charlemagne 2018 is a powerful, complex wine. Its nose is intense, with notes of white stone fruits such as white peach, fresh hazelnut, vanilla, almond paste, and roasting. The wine is full-bodied for the palate, and the vanilla is complemented by aromas of fresh almond and lime blossom. The experience ends with a very fine aromatic aftertaste that has subtle saline notes. Pair this wine ideally with Shellfish, lobster, foie gras, fish, and mature cheeses.
Average price - $125.99
Peaks & Tides Cabernet Sauvignon
The Peaks & Tides Cabernet Sauvignon, a Private Label masterpiece from superstore Aldi, has aromas of blackberry compote, green bell pepper, and fresh herbs. The wine is well balanced and poised on the palate driven by savory nuances of tomato leaf, cedar, vanilla, and white pepper. This wine pairs well with a variety of meats.
Average price - $11.99
Ochoa Calendas Tinto
Spanish winery Bodegas Ochoa birthed the Ochoa Calendas Tinto, which combines elegance with the fruitiness of red grape Tempranillo. The wine has ripe and bright red cherry, redcurrant, hints of vanilla, and toasted cedar on the nose. This wine tends to be spicy and slightly earthy. Pair it with flatbreads, seasonal pizzas, rice dishes, or roasted poultry.
Average price - $4.49
Pedroncelli Three Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
The Cabernet Sauvignon from Pedroncelli is full-bodied with fresh fruit notes of blackberry, red currants, and figs. The wine is very fresh on that palate with a good amount of structure and acidity.
Average price - $14.99
Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon
The Cabernet Sauvignon from the Jaraman series of Taylors Wines has a pronounced nose with plenty of menthol and raspberries. The wine has flavors of ripe raspberry, mint candy, chocolate, coffee, and sweet licorice on the nose. This wine is intense on the palate with mint and ripe fruit tones.
Average price - $18.36
Côtes de Femme Cabernet Sauvignon
Côtes de Femme’s Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of blackberry, blueberry, and jalapenos. This wine is zippy and refreshing with hints of vanilla and cinnamon layered with the ripe red cherry and strawberry aromas. It has savory tones of tomato leaf and tobacco.
Average price - $20.99
Saddlebred Cellars Pinot Noir
A masterpiece brought to the shelves by Southeastern Grocers, this pinot noir has nuances of ripe cherry, strawberry, raspberry. Overall, it’s an easy-drinking wine with a nice finish. This Pinot Noir has bright red fruits lingering throughout the palate with hints of smoked bacon. This wine pairs impeccably with cheeses, beef, pasta, and lamb.
Average price - $9.99
St. Francis Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
California’s St.Francis Winery took home a gold medal for its Reserve Collection Cabernet Sauvignon. This red is a full-bodied, generous and structured wine with flavors of bramble, blackcurrant, tomato leaf, and vanilla. The wine is savory on the palate with hints of toasted cedar, mushrooms, mint, and vanilla.
Average price - $35.69
Famiglia Pasqua Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2016
You can’t go wrong with Italian wine, and gold medal winner Amarone Della Valpolicella by Famiglia Pasqua is a prime example of that. This is a bold and spicy red wine featuring bright, ripe fruits with raisin notes. The wine has nuances of violet, light wood toast, light creamy vanilla, and a savory core leading to a fruited finish. This wine is excellent with grilled red meat, powerful game stews, and aged rich cheeses.
Average price - $44
Otazu Premium Cuvée
Otazu Premium Cuvée from Navarra’s Bodegas Otazu has nuances of ripe blackberry, green bell pepper, and sage. The wine has an intense and complex nose dominated by black fruit. This wine is bold and could benefit from 3-5 years of further aging. Pair with cheese, charcuterie, or a variety of roasted meats.
Average price - $12.99
Outlander Meritage Red Blend
Outlander Meritage Red Blend is a full-bodied, opulent, and bold red wine with juicy cassis, blackberry, bing cherry, violet, light coffee, and a smoky character. The private label wine from Aldi boasts flavors of plum, blackberry, anise, and hints of vanilla. Judges at the competition recommend this wine to be paired with grilled and smoked meats.
Average price - $8.99
Loscano Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Birthed by Argentinian winery Loscano Winery, the Loscano Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has a complex nose that is driven by herbal notes and violets that accent the background. This ripe and assertive wine could benefit from 2-3 years of further aging. This wine pairs well with beef, lamb, and poultry.
Average price - $18.99
Over the years, South African wines have indeed made a mark for themselves amongst both drinkers and experts, and Quest One by Du Toitskloof Wines is a great example. The red is a spicy wine with juicy bright bing cherry, plum, and blackberry with toasted wood and light vanilla notes. On the palate, it is ripe and silky with notes of spice. The wine pairs well with cheese and charcuterie boards.
Average price - $125.10
Tide Chaser by Shottesbrooke Shiraz
This Australian Shiraz from Shottesbrooke has nuances of raspberry, sweet grass, and raspberry jam. The wine is full-bodied and bursting with raspberries, savory fresh olives, black pepper, and spices. This wine is vibrant and pairs excellently with grilled meats, cheeses, beef, lamb, and poultry.
Average price - $12
Cuvelier Los Andes Grand Vin
The flagship wine of Argentinian winery Cuvelier Los Andes, Grand Vin has aromas of cola, ripe strawberry, and boysenberry jam on the nose. On the palate, it has a remarkable freshness and elegance in the first mouth with complex aromas and a good body. This wine is powerful and could be aged for another 3-5 years.
Average price - $37.25
Cuvelier Los Andes Cabernet Sauvignon
Cuvelier Los Andes adds another medal to its list with its Cabernet Sauvignon. The red wine has an intense and attractive red ruby color. It opens with aromas of powdery bitter cocoa that support the rich, black fruit. This cabernet sauvignon is extremely creamy and closes on a long finish.
Average price - $21.99