Rodney Strong, Bogle Wines Named Co-Winners of Larry Lipson’s Top Wines Under $20 for 2017

Rodney Strong, Bogle Wines Named Co-Winners of Larry Lipson’s Top Wines Under $20 for 2017

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.

Red wine being poured into a stem glass at the table.

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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.

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