Selections from Rodney Strong and Bogle topped Larry Lipson's Top Wines Under $20 list for 2017, the food and beverage personality announced during the Wednesday, January 17 edition of CRN's What's Cookin' Today program.
Lipson - whose "Affordable Wine Report" is a recurring segment on "What's Cookin' Today" show - named Rodney Strong's 2015 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon and Bogle's "The Phantom" 2014 California Red Blend as co-winners of his best wines under $20.
During the broadcast, Larry praised Rodney Strong's 2015 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon as a "very well-balanced wine" with a "good nose" and "even finish."
Bogle's "The Phantom" was recognized for its blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Other finalists that scored spots in Lipson's top five include:
- Val d'Or's The Cleaver Red Blend 2013
- Columbia Crest's 2015 H3 Cabernet Sauvignon
- B.R. Cohn's Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Larry Lipson served as the Los Angeles Daily News food critic for 50 years. He is now based in Florida and a regular contributor to CRN Digital Talk Radio's food, wine, and travel programs.