California's stable of value-priced wines is still one of the biggest and best around, despite some notable price increases by the state's elite producers over the past few years. Credit California's enduring values appeal to improved winemaking, tens of thousands of acres of new vineyards and fierce competition in the $15-and-under market.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 15, 2002.
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