Anthony Giglio tasted wines at all prices to make the recommendations in this year’s book. Here, his favorite values.

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Wine Guide’s Best Value Bottles

Great Wine Values:

2007 Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris ($15)

An Oregon white with a balance of bright acidity and citrus-melon flavors.

2008 Layer Cake Shiraz ($16)

An Australian red brimming with raspberry fruit, with a layered finish.

2008 Spy Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc ($19)

A minerally New Zealand white wine.

2007 Viña Cobos Felino Malbec ($19)

An Argentinean red with dark berry and black-licorice aromas.

Wine Advice & Pairings:

Wine Guide’s Best Value Bottles
American Wine Awards 2009
Lamb Chops with Frizzled Herbs
Frying herbs like rosemary, parsley and sage for less than 45 seconds in a half inch of oil makes them ultracrispy; they are delicious with tender lamb chops.
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