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.
From the Apr 30, 2021, issue