13 Exciting California Values for $25 or Less

New reviews of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and more from Napa, Mendocino, Monterey and beyond

13 Exciting California Values for $25 or Less
The Hahn family taps their 1,100 acres of vineyards in Monterey to make wines that balance quality and value.
Nov 9, 2020

The Golden State has an abundance of microclimates and regions that offer a variety of wines to explore, often at friendly prices. This week’s selection highlights bold reds, rich whites and even a couple of vibrant sparkling wines, all priced at $25 or less.

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