9 California Rhône-Style Wines Up to 92 Points

New reviews of Golden State Syrah, Grenache, Viognier and blends from Sonoma, Paso Robles and beyond, priced $50 or less

9 California Rhône-Style Wines Up to 92 Points
Founded in 1997, Unti organically farms 60 acres of Rhône and Italian varieties in Sonoma's Dry Creek Valley. (Courtesy of Aaron Paul)
Dec 6, 2021

California's Rhône-style wines are too often overshadowed by their counterparts in France’s Rhône Valley, and by the Golden State's better-known Cabernets and Chardonnays. But these wines shouldn't be overlooked. There are many stunning grapes and blends in the category, as this collection of new releases demonstrates.

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