5 Best Wines Under $12

You don't have to spend a fortune to get a good wine.

Like all items of the food and beverage persuasion, a good wine really depends on your own personal taste. Someone's absolute favorite might be too full of tannins or too "oaky" for someone else. A ranked list for anything is going to be subjective, but wines are rated by professionals on a point system making it easier than a list of the best movies.

In most cases, a particularly good wine will get noticed and end up on a critic's list. And remember, these lists vary from year to year with the different vintages. We've compiled a list of five wines from respected critics that are tasty and can be had for less than $12.