Atop the valley’s north end, always-fun Bella has cool caves built into the hillside. The estate-grown grapes include 112-year-old vines from Alexander Valley. The focus is on big reds – zinfandel and syrah – but there’s terrific rosé (good for barbecues) and late-harvest zinfandel (great with brownies). The wonderful vibe and dynamic staff make Bella special. Bottles are $25 to $55.

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