12 Exceptional California Values at 90+ Points

New reviews of outstanding Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and more from Napa Valley, Sonoma and beyond, priced $40 or less

12 Exceptional California Values at 90+ Points
Zinfandel authority Carol Shelton crafts noteworthy single-vineyard reds from sites throughout California. (Courtesy of Mitch Mackenzie)
Dec 27, 2021

Between shopping and entertaining, the holiday season can be pricey. But wine lovers don't need to fret. If you're a fan of California's offerings, look to the reds and whites in this week’s diverse roundup. They're all solid values that earned outstanding scores, so they could help you replenish your stock for 2022.

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