Top Value Brands for Beans


illustration by Lauren Tamaki

Beans, beans, a glorious staple. They last forever—eat ’em whenever you’re able! Whether stewed with pork or blended into a silky soup, don’t skimp on the herbs and spices and you’ll end up with a hearty, comforting meal on your table. Earthy rusticity is the name of the wine game here, whether that’s muscular Uruguayan reds or piney-cool Retsina.

BOUNDARY BREAKS

COOL-CLIMATE CAB FRANC WITH PORK & BEANS

  • 2018 Finger Lakes Cabernet Franc $20
  • 2017 Finger Lakes Bubbly Dry Riesling $20
  • 2017 Finger Lakes Ovid Line North Medium Dry Riesling $19

Boundary Breaks, Lodi, NY

FOX RUN

FLX RIESLING WITH LEMONY BEAN SALAD

  • 2018 Finger Lakes Dry Riesling $18
  • 2017 Seneca Lake Kaiser Vineyard
    Chardonnay $17
  • 2017 Finger Lakes Doyle Family Chardonnay $13

Fox Run Vineyards, Penn Yan, NY


CABRIZ

DÃO ROSÉ
WITH WHITE BEANS, CLAMS & SAUSAGE

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Imported from Portugal by Tri-Vin Imports, New Rochelle, NY

  • 2019 Dão Colheita Seleccionada Rosé $11
  • 2017 Dão Colheita Seleccionada $10
  • 2019 Dão Colheita Seleccionada Branco $11


URUGUYAN RED WITH BLACK BEAN AREPAS

BODEGA GARZÓN

  • 2018 Garzón Reserva Tannat $20
  • 2018 Garzón Reserva Marselan $20
  • 2019 Garzón Reserva Albariño $20

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Imported from Uruguay by Pacific Highway Wines, Greensboro, NC


GREEK WINE CELLARS

RETSINA WITH GARLICKY GIGANTES

  • Retsina of Attika Kourtaki $9
  • 2017 Crete Kourtaki $12
  • 2016 Nemea Kouros Agiorgitiko $13

Imported from Greece by Nestor Imports, NY

LA JUNTA

CHILEAN MALBEC WITH PINTO BEAN TACOS

  • 2018 Curicó Valley Momentos Reserve
    Malbec $11
  • 2017 Curicó Valley Gran Reserva
    Cabernet Franc $17
  • 2017 Curicó Valley Carignan $18

Imported from Chile by D&M New World Management, Freeport, NY


E. GUIGAL

RHÔNE RED WITH DUCK & WHITE BEANS

  • 2015 Côtes du Rhône (red) $18
  • 2016 Côtes du Rhône (red) $18
  • 2017 Côtes du Rhône Blanc $18

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Imported from France by Vintus, Pleasantville, NY


LAMOREAUX LANDING

SENECA LAKE RIESLING
WITH CANNELLINI BEAN DIP

  • 2018 Finger Lakes Dry Riesling $15
  • 2017 Finger Lakes Reserve Chardonnay $20
  • 2018 Finger Lakes Semi-Dry Riesling $15

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Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars, Lodi, NY


SKETCHBOOK

FRESH CHARDONNAY
WITH WHITE BEAN AND CELERY ROOT SOUP

  • 2016 Mendocino County Artist’s Red $18
  • 2018 Mendocino County Chardonnay $18
  • 2017 Mendocino County Artist’s Red $18

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Mendocino Wine Company, Ukiah, CA


TASCA D’ALMERITA

VOLCANIC RED WITH ITALIAN BEAN SOUP

  • 2017 Sicilia Tenuta Regaleali Nero d’Avola $15
  • 2017 Sicilia Sallier de la Tour Nero d’Avola $17
  • 2017 Sicilia Sallier de la Tour Grillo $17

Imported from Italy by Leonardo LoCascio Selections/Winebow Imports, NY


Our Value All-Stars outperformed all the competition in the $20-or-less category in our tastings over the past 12 months. After our editors made their selections, we offered wineries the opportunity to promote their recognition with a bottle image and link to their site.


This story appears in the print issue of June 2020.
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