1. Earthstone Merlot 2009 ($8.99)

Soft and rich, this wine is a reasonably priced Merlot that leaves nothing to be desired.

Where to buy: Whole Foods

2. Spirito D’Italia Pinot Grigio 2012 ($7.99)

The crisp acidity mixed with a touch of lemon creates an almost bitter flavor. A solid choice if you’re looking to stray from the usual, perfumed Pinot.

Where to buy: Whole Foods

3. Rex-Goliath Pino Grigio 2013 ($6.99)

Infused with citrus and pear, this wine is light and subtle. A fragrant Pinot at a fabulous price.

Where to buy: Whole Foods

4. La Ferme Julien Rosé, AOC Ventoux, France ($5.99)

This blush rosé manages to be sweet without being cloying. An easy-drinking wine reminiscent of summertime.

Where to buy: Trader Joe’s

5. Georges Duboeuf Malbec: Grain Noir 2009 ($8.99)

A rustic, fruity start with a velvety mouthfeel — just what you’d want from a Malbec.

Where to buy: Whole Foods