The Best Wines $10 & Under in 2023

By Amy Reiley

11. CK Mondavi Scarlet Five

CK Mondavi Scarlet Five

Origin: Napa Valley, California
Price: $8

As the name implies, this red is a blend of the five Bordeaux varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec.

Because it’s a blend, it is more complex than many bargain wines with layers of black cherry, blackberry and plum with caramel on the finish.

> For more information, visit the CK Mondavi official website.

12. Ménage à Trois Midnight

Ménage à Trois Midnight

Origin: St. Helena, California
Price: $10

With a sales pitch of, do you like to do it in the dark?, you know this is wine with a sultry profile.

A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot, it’s complex with musky and dark fruit aromas and black currant, blackberry and spice on the palate.

> For more information, visit the Ménage à Trois official website.