We're going back east for T-giving and would like to bring California wines to close friends. For white, we're thinking about Grgich Hills or Cakebread, possibly the sauvignon blanc.
Red seems more complicated. I'd like to spend $30-45, but there are so many choices that I'm not sure where to start. We're considering something from Ridge or maybe Hesse, because we know them, but I'd really like a solid recommendation for a particular winery, wine and vintage.
If it helps any, we can shop at K&L in Palo Alto.