Wine Enthusiast Magazine selected the Top 100 Best Buys for 2015. See which Bay Area and California Wines made their list. High quality wines at accessible prices. 

McManis 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon    Bogle 2013 Chardonnay      Line 39 2013 Pinot Noir     Gnarly Head 2013 Old Vine Zinfandel      Ravenswood 2013 Old Vine Zinfandel


Ranked #3

90 Points - McManis 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (California). Richness, depth and generosity are good traits of this full-bodied but smoothtextured Cabernet. Light oak accents don’t cover up the ripe, juicy, almost jammy blackberry and cherry flavors that fill the mouth and linger on the finish. It’s an all-around crowd pleaser that has everything in balance. —J.G. abv: 13.5% Price: $11

Ranked #6
89 Points - Bogle 2013 Chardonnay (California). Nicely balanced and complex in flavor, this blends bright apple and pear aromas with more subtle and spicy flavors like nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. The texture is smooth and sleek, livened up by good acidity, and the finish is long and lively. —J.G. abv: 13.5% Price: $10


Ranked #11

90 Points - Line 39 2013 Pinot Noir (California). Aromatic and elegant, generous and supple, this tastes rich while feeling polished and complete. An enticing, light aroma of oaky spice and raspberry mixes with tasty red cherry and black currant flavors on the palate. It is medium bodied, smooth in texture, and has a mild finish. —J.G. abv: 13.5% Price: $11

Ranked #15
90 Points - Gnarly Head 2013 Old Vine Zinfandel (Lodi). If there were such a thing as smoked blackberries, this tasty wine would resemble a light version of that. It’s gushing with fresh-crushed cherry and berry flavors, great acidity and firm tannins, while accents of wood smoke and dried meat peek through, adding complexity. It’s not sweet, it’s not over-oaked, it’s not too full bodied—it’s just well-balanced and delicious. —J.G. abv: 14.5% Price: $12

Ranked #22
91 Points - Ravenswood 2013 Old Vine Zinfandel (Lodi). This sophisticated, dry and affordable wine will shine at mealtime due to its balance between generous fruit flavors and an appetizing, moderately tannic texture. Aromas resemble raspberries and red cherries, while flavors are a bit riper than that. The acidity is lively and the finish lingers. —J.G. abv: 14.5% Price: $14

Ranked #29
90 Points - Sand Point 2014 Sauvignon Blanc (Lodi). This sophisticated and beautifully balanced wine shows that Lodi can make crisp and poised whites. It has aromas like white pepper and dried thyme, crisp lemon flavors and racy acidity. It is nicely dry, clean and tautly refreshing. While medium bodied, it has a big, vibrant presence. —J.G. abv: 13.5% Price: $12

Ranked #37
90 Points - Kirkland Signature 2013 Signature Series Chardonnay (Russian River Valley). Crisp in citrus, with noticeable tension that softens in the glass, this wine offers tremendous value and elegance. Medium bodied and well integrated in terms of oak and power, it has a lovely note of preserved lemon on the finish. —V.B. abv: 14.1% Price: $13

Ranked #44
90 Points - The Show 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (California). This very attractive wine checks off each box: a seductive oaky spicy aroma, rich fruit flavors, good concentration, firm tannins and a lingering finish. The combination of powerful flavors and a sophisticated texture makes it delicious. —J.G. abv: 13.9% Price: $13

Ranked #57
90 Points - Korbel NV Brut Rosé (California). This has a pale salmon color and aromas like those of Pinot Noir, including the walk-inthe-forest smell. Crisp cherry flavors lead to an intriguing mushroom note on the finish. Nearly dry, the texture is plush and soothing, while the finish is soft and lingering. —J.G. abv: 12% Price: $14

Ranked 66
90 Carnivor 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (California). An extremely deep, dark color is the first thing to notice in this rich, almost thick, wine. It smells like wild blackberries and boysenberries and tastes almost that fruity,

Ranked 76
88 Fetzer 2012 Eagle Peak Merlot (California). Sweet oak aromas, ripe fruit flavors and a firm texture make a complete and enjoyable package in this full-bodied wine. It has a toasted oak flavor, tasty plum and cinnamon nuances, good acidity and supportive tannins. —J.G. abv: 13.5% Price: $10

Ranked 85
90 Points - Kendall-Jackson 2014 Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Gris (California). A dynamic balance between ripe, juicy fruit flavors and crisp acidity makes this medium-bodied wine both refreshing and substantive. It smells like a bowl of sliced melons, apples and grapes, and tastes almost that fruity, but not sweet. After 79% Pinot Gris, the winemaker blends in Roussanne, Grüner Veltliner and a bit of Chardonnay. —J.G. abv: 13.5% Price: $15