Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio, 90 points (Wine Enthusiast), under $20: This wine comes from the Alto Adige region in the northeast corner of Italy and is heavily influenced by the limestone-rich Dolomite Mountains. It’s a crisp, dry and flavorful wine with notes of green apple and white peach.
Pedroncelli Merlot 2017, 90 points (Wine Spectator), CA-Grown: The Pedroncelli Winery has been family-owned and farmed since 1927. Not only are their wines delicious, they also have a comprehensive approach to vineyard management that involves all aspects of farming, including human resources.
Benziger Tribute 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, 90 points (Wine Enthusiast), CA-Grown: This new brand from the Benziger Family Winery portfolio really over-delivers for the price point. Their sauvignon blanc is made by using grapes from Certified Sustainable Vineyards throughout California.
Chronic Cellars Purple Paradise 2018, 92 points (Wine Enthusiast), CA-Grown: While the label might make you think of Halloween, this zinfandel-based red blend from Paso Robles is good any time of the year.