Jon Bonné is senior contributing editor for PUNCH, the former wine editor of The San Francisco Chronicle and author of The New California Wine and The New Wine Rules. He is currently working on his next book, The New French Wine. He lives in New York City.
Proof it’s possible to find charming expressions of the region’s native grapes, without undue manipulation and around $30.
Jon Bonné checks in on California cabernet—from Napa to the Santa Cruz Mountains—and selects the bottles that best represent its present.
The fires that ravaged Northern California have provided an opportunity to see the reality behind our romantic visions of wine country.