Sunset's 2011 Western Wine Awards
West's Best Wine 2011: Connoisseur
These bottles range from $26 to $40, and are ideal for an adventurous palette
Whites: Runner-upTablas Creek 2009 "Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc"
Roussanne and other white Rhônes offer spicy citrus (Japanese yuzu), almond, resin green herbs, and preserved lemon. (Paso Robles; $40)