5 Perfect House Wines Under $16

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By Megan Krigbaum Posted June 20, 2014

Good, inexpensive wines like these are perfect for weeknight drinking. They'll go with practically any dish.

Good, inexpensive wines like these are perfect for weeknight drinking. They'll go with practically any dish.

2012 Louis Jadot Mâcon-Villages ($15)
Top white Burgundies are very expensive, but village-level ones can be affordable and delicious. This one is crisp and appley.

2013 Telmo Rodríguez Basa ($15)
White wines from Spain’s Rueda region tend to be unoaked, so they’re lively and great with lighter foods. Lemony, medium-bodied Basa is made from the Verdejo grape.

2012 Evodia Garnacha ($10)
Grenache—from Spain (like this one), France or California—tends to be juicy with mild tannins. It’s good both with food and on its own.

2012 Tenuta Ibidini Nero d’Avola ($14)
“Second-label” wines, like this spicy red from Sicily, are often more easygoingthan a producer’s highly regarded (and expensive) marquee bottlings.

2011 Hedges CMS Red ($14)
This Washington state blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah is balanced and approachable.

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