Here, wine experts reveal their favorite bottles costing less than $17. Many of the selections are lesser known but absolutely worth the search. Who: Mark Wrobel, beverage buyer and educator at Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine and Bar Pastoral in Chicago Read more >

Kristin Donnelly
December 04, 2013

Here, wine experts reveal their favorite bottles costing less than $17. Many of the selections are lesser known but absolutely worth the search.

Who: Mark Wrobel, beverage buyer and educator at Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine and Bar Pastoral in Chicago

What: 2011 Domaine Mas Dieu Erau Cabernet Sauvignon, Languedoc, France

Why: "Erau is a great introduction to the lighter side of Cabernet Sauvignon," says Mark Wrobel. While the wine is brimming with the red currant and black cherry flavors that are normally associated with Cab, this wine also has savory notes and bright acidity. All of this and it's organically farmed.

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