10 Best Sauvignon Blancs Under $15 [Unmissable Value]
At around the fifteen bucks point, there’s a great deal of quality when it comes to Sauvignon Blanc.
It's not one of the more expensive varietals and around $15 is a real sweet spot with fantastic value to be had.
You can find some delicious tropical fruit bombs from Marlborough as well as more refined offerings from the south of France.
In this guide, I'll show you my favorites and where you can pick them up. These are great wines that I have no problem recommending. Number one, in particular, is seriously underpriced!
11. Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2022
I had the pleasure of reviewing this Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc recently and it's a wine I really enjoyed (you can read the full review here).
The tropical notes are really intense on the nose. It's just bursting with fresh guava and lychee and it really gets you excited to take your first sip.
The tropical fruit continues to shine on the palate with some bright acidity and a chalky minerality. The finish is long, dry, and mouth watering.
You can actually pick this up at Costco from time to time for around $10-$11. That is extremely good value and you should be filling your cart!
10. Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc 2022
Dashwood offers a Sauvignon Blanc that showcases the best of New Zealand's Marlborough region.
Bursting with tropical fruit flavors, zesty citrus, and a touch of fresh herbs, this wine is fantastic value. It’s just a really fun, fruity wine that always puts a smile on my face!
Perfect for pairing with light salads or seafood dishes (crab or prawn work best), it's an ideal choice for any casual gathering or summer party.
At $14 it's a no-brainer but I often see it closer to $10 which is fill your bags time!
9. Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2022
Kim Crawford's Sauvignon Blanc has become a classic, and for good reason. I’ve chosen the 2022 vintage because it’s the last one I tried but you can take your pick of years to be honest. It’s a really dependable wine that always delivers.
With its intense passionfruit, guava and gooseberry notes, this wine is both aromatic and delicious.
The bright acidity of the grape is integrated really well and makes it a great match for a variety of dishes, from sushi to grilled vegetables.
It's a popular wine that sometimes divides opinion but I'm not sure why. Trust me, it's a really good Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc that's great value for money.
8. Three Brooms Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2022
Three Brooms offers a citrus-heavy single-vineyard expression of Sauvignon Blanc that's hard to resist.
The 2022 vintage could well be the best yet but the last few years have all been really great drinking too. It’s one you could find going up in price over the coming years. The 2022 is exceptional value at $15 right now and it’s a wine I’ll be stocking up on.
With its minerality, zesty lime, and gooseberry flavors, it’s complex and refreshing. It's a fantastic option for those seeking something a bit different from the typical Sauvignon Blanc.
Pair it with fresh oysters or goat cheese for an exquisite experience.
7. Lapostolle Grand Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2021
Sick of hearing about Marlborough yet? This one could be for you!
Lapostolle's Grand Selection Sauvignon Blanc from Chile is an absolute gem. With its vibrant citrus and green apple flavors, it’s both crisp and refreshing.
The subtle herbal undertones add depth and character, making it a versatile option for pairing with a wide range of foods.
I highly recommend it for those looking to explore Sauvignon Blanc from South America. Chilean wine still offers incredible value and there are some real bargains to be had here!
6. Yealands Sauvignon Blanc 2021
The Yealands Sauvignon Blanc is a true crowd-pleaser. With its passionfruit, guava, and zesty lime flavors, this wine is a prime example of Marlborough's classic style.
The bright acidity and crisp finish make it an excellent companion for seafood, salads, and a variety of appetizers.
It's hard not to fall in love with this one and at just $14 it’s hard to resist.
5. Réserve de Marande Sauvignon Blanc 2020
The Réserve de Marande is a charming Languedoc-Roussillon Sauvignon Blanc that offers a different take on this versatile grape.
With its green apple, passion fruit, and pear notes, this wine is crisp and refreshing. It holds back a little from the full-on tropical fruit experience of a NZ Sauvignon Blanc but the fruit is still there in abundance.
The balanced acidity makes it a great match for light chicken dishes or fish. A delightful option for those looking to try something new.
4. Matua Sauvignon Blanc 2022
Matua Sauvignon Blanc is a fantastic representation of New Zealand's signature style. The vibrant flavors of passionfruit, gooseberry, and citrus make it an irresistible choice.
Its lively acidity and crisp finish make it a versatile option for food pairings, from grilled fish to tangy cheeses.
This is a wine that never disappoints, each vintage as good as the last. This is hallmark New Zealand SB and I love it!
3. Mohua Sauvignon Blanc 2021
The Mohua Sauvignon Blanc is another outstanding offering from New Zealand.
Its bright tropical fruit flavors, such as pineapple and guava, are complemented by subtle grassy notes.
The lively acidity makes it an excellent choice for pairing with seafood, particularly shellfish. If you're looking for a wine with a little extra zing, this is the one for you.
Mohua also do a really nice Pinot Noir from Central Otago that I recommend trying too!
2. Angeline Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2021
The Angeline Reserve Sauvignon Blanc from California is a delightful surprise. With juicy green apple, pear, and lime flavors, it’s a fruity and refreshing treat.
The 2021 vintage is amazing and improves on the previous years which were by no means bad! It’s a bit fuller-bodied than your typical Sauvignon Blanc which makes for an interesting experience.
Be sure to check out the Angeline Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon too. It can be found at around $15 which is incredible value!
1. Babich Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021
Topping this list is the Babich Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. This New Zealand classic delivers an explosion of tropical fruit flavors, including passionfruit and pineapple, along with refreshing citrus and herbaceous notes.
It’s a wine that has seen a fair bit of critical acclaim over the last few years and it’s easy to see why. The acidity is just perfect and it gives this wine a real citrus crispness.
If you're searching for the quintessential New World Sauvignon Blanc experience without breaking the bank, this is the wine for you. At $15 it’s one to stock up on as that’s just amazing value for money!
I hope my list of recommended Sauvignon Blancs for less than $15 wasn’t too New Zealand heavy for you!
Marlborough really dominates this varietal these days and I just adore the wine from there.
There’s still good value to be had from this region but it’s certainly not like it was a few years ago.
If you're looking for some “hidden gems” then South America is a great place to look. There’s some great Sauvignon Blanc coming out of Chile (Rapel Valley) and Argentina (Mendoza) that is undervalued.
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What’s your favorite Sauvignon Blanc for less than fifteen dollars?