Yesterday I was at Trader Joe's and happened to notice Jepson Rare Mendocino Alambic Brandy on the shelf. I've always preferred Germain-Robin for a CA brandy, but being completely out, and figuring that Jepson was still a bargain at the usual $35 or so, I snagged a bottle. It rang up at $19.99.
I'm going back tomorrow for more. Maybe all they have at this store. i don't know about wider pricing or availability, but for those of you who enjoy quality California brandies, this is an absolute screaming bargain.