13 Diverse Napa and Sonoma Wines to Explore

New reviews of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and more from California, up to 91 points

13 Diverse Napa and Sonoma Wines to Explore
Rombauer Vineyards is beloved for its stylish Chardonnays, but the Napa winery makes many other impressive whites and reds. (Courtesy of Kristen Newsom)
Feb 22, 2021

Napa and Sonoma are leading the way with numerous grape varieties. Many grapes beyond Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay thrive in the regions' valleys, plains and mountain slopes. This week's selection demonstrates this variety with an enticing medley of Californian wines for $50 or less.

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