Sunset's 2011 Western Wine Awards

Our judges tasted 500 wines to bring you the most extraordinary. Plus this years top wine bars, tasting rooms, and wine pros

West's Best Wine 2011: Special Occasion

When a moment calls for something special, try one of these bottles, which range from $41 to $60

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Whites: Runner-up
Photo by Jeffery Cross

Whites: Runner-up

Shafer 2009 Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay
Fresh acidity backs golden apple, melon, pear, preserved lemon, and florals. (Carneros, Napa Valley; $48)

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