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11 California Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays

New reviews of reds and whites from Napa, Santa Barbara and beyond
Bottle Branding
Brewer-Clifton, established in 1995, helped create the Sta. Rita Hills AVA they grow their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in.
Augustus Weed
Posted: March 26, 2018


Pinot Noir and Chardonnay continue to evolve in California, delivering a wider variety of styles, regions and price points to the market than ever before. That's good news for Burgundy fans, who can find appealing values in this selection, including five wines for $30 or less. Get the scores and tasting notes!

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