Ultra-Value California Wines: Great Bottles for $7 and Less
2007 Delicato Family Vineyards Chardonnay ($6)
Crisp, juicy and full of ripe red-apple and pineapple fruit, this is better than many Chardonnays that cost over $10.
2007 TBD Rouge ($6)
One of the quirkily named house brands from grocery store chain Trader Joe’s, this Zinfandel-dominated blend is big and ripe, with notes of blackberry and molasses.
NV Barefoot Zinfandel ($7)
Lodi—the source for this wine, though the label doesn’t mention it—has become known as a go-to region for good, inexpensive Zinfandel. This berry-rich bottling shows why.