Grape varieties have different thresholds for value. For example, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon can be costly to grow, leading to wines with higher prices. But that doesn't mean it's impossible to find affordable wines made from such grapes, and California has plenty. This week’s selection demonstrates this with a varied mix of Golden State wines made in sizable volumes and priced for $30 or less.
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