California Dreamin’

Our editors select their favorite values from the Golden State, with something for everyone

California Dreamin’
Some of the most intriguing values coming out of the Golden State are a group of alternative reds and whites made from less-familiar grapes. (Ryan Johnson)
From the Apr 30, 2021, issue

California has long been known for producing a variety of wines high in quality, but not necessarily for top-rated wines that were also well-priced. Now the state excels on all fronts! Our California-based senior editors select their top wines for $25 or less: zesty reds, sleek whites, creamy sparklers, lively rosés and experimentations with less-familiar grape varieties. Get the scores and tasting notes now.

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