Food & Wine’s Top Bottles Under Twenty USD

Determined through a blind taste-test, here are Food & Wine  magazine’s “best” bottles of red and white wine from the west, which in this report includes Washington, Oregon, and California, each available for under twenty dollars (€15.50):

WHITE WINES
– Sauvignon Blanc: 2008 Honig, Napa, California ($16/€12.40)
– Chardonnay: 2008 Mount Eden Vineyards Wolff Vineyard, Edna Valley, California ($20/€15.50)
– Pinot Gris: 2008 Elk Cove, Willamette Valley, Oregon ($19/€15)

RED WINES
Pinot Noir: 2008 Wallace Brook, Willamette Valley, Oregon ($19/€15)
– Merlot: 2007 Columbia Crest H3, Horse Heaven Hills (Woodinville), Washington ($15/€12)
– Zinfandel: 2007 Four Vines, Old Vine Cuvée, California ($14/€11)
– Syrah: 2008 Red Car, Boxcar, Sonoma County, California ($20/€15.50)
Cabernet Sauvignon: 2007 Louis M. Martini, Sonoma County, California ($17/€13)

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