12 California Whites Fit for Fall

New reviews of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and more
12 California Whites Fit for Fall
Grassini's 2017 Santa Barbara Sauvignon Blanc overachieves for its category, at 92 points and just $28. (Luca Trovato for ArtistRepInc.com)
Sep 17, 2018

California is a great place to explore a diverse range of white wines. Today we have a mixed bag of white wines to discover, from lip-smacking Albariños and Sauvignon Blancs, to rich and creamy Chardonnays. Most of these picks clock in at $20 or less. Get the scores and tasting notes!

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