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Everybody loves a "good" wine find, it's even better when the find doesn't cost an arm and a leg, who doesn't like "cheap" wine, provided it tastes good? Check out these well-rated wines with equally attractive value pricing. If you have some more value wines to add to the list, share your finds at the Wine Forum.

Top 20 Good Value Wines under $10

Check out some of the market's best value wines, under the $10 mark. These budget friendly wines have good consumer accessibility at very welcoming price points. These wines are easy to find, easy to drink and very food-friendly (three pre-requisites that most wine lovers appreciate!).

Top Value Pinot Noir Recommendations Under $15

Pinot Noir is a lighter colored and flavored red wine, well-suited to pair with poultry, ham, lamb and pork. Its flavors are reminiscent of sweet red berries, plums, tomatoes, cherries and at times a notable earthy or wood-like flavor, depending on specific growing conditions. Try some cheap Pinot Noirs that taste like they are twice their price.

Best Value Bargain Cabernet Sauvignons Under $10

Cabernet Sauvignon is the most sought after red wine on the market, and with good reason. What other red wine, offers the complexity, the versatility, and the prestige that a good Cab is renown for? Fortunately, today's market also offers a wide variety of well-priced Cabernet Sauvignon to fit all budgets.

Top Value Chardonnay Recommendations for Under $10 Chardonnays, the world's most famous white wine, comes in a variety of prices; however, you don't have to spend an arm and a leg to experience some flavorful, balanced fruits of the white grape vine.

Top Ten Riesling Values Under $10 Rieslings, the "other white wine" are once again gaining popularity for their versatile flavor appeal. Riesling wines vary from dry to sweet and cover a range of acidity levels, making them one of the most sought after wines for complementing Asian foods. Value-priced Rieslings abound for the conventional wine shopper!

Top Ten Value Merlot Recommendations Under $10 Merlots are a subtle, savory wine with dominant flavors of plums, cherries, blueberries and blackberries mixed with blackpepper tones. This is a great red wine for those that are not attracted to the higher tannin levels, or dry aspects of many traditional red wines.

Top Ten Value Shiraz/Syrah Recommendations Under $10 Shiraz wines display firm tannins (although they are typically ripe and smooth, not abrasive like younger reds can be), a fuller body, and the rich round flavors of black cherry, blackberry, plum, bell pepper, black pepper, clove, licorice, dark chocolate and smoked meat.

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