This list focuses on the top-scoring wines from the Santa Barbara County report at $40 or less.

Ojai 2018 Chardonnay Solomon Hills Vineyard $40 96
Black Sheep Finds 2018 Syrah Holus Bolus Franc de Pied $40 95
Brewer-Clifton 2018 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills $40 95
Deovlet Wines 2017 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard $40 95
Site Wines 2019 Roussanne Stolpman Vineyards $40 95
Frequency 2018 Syrah Zotovich Vineyard $38 95
Chanin 2018 Chardonnay Los Alamos Vineyard $35 95
Ojai 2018 Roussanne Bien Nacido $35 95
Tensley 2018 Syrah Sta. Rita Hills $34 95
Grimm’s Bluff 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Reserve $38 94+
Peake Ranch 2018 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills $40 94+
Byron 2018 Pinot Noir Nielson Vineyard $40 94
Chanin 2018 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard $40 94
Margerum 2018 Sauvignon Blanc D $40 94
Peake Ranch 2018 Chardonnay Santa Barbara County $40 94
Frequency 2018 Grenache Colson Canyon $38 94
Frequency 2018 Syrah Watch Hill $38 94
Melville 2018 Pinot Noir Estate Sta. Rita Hills $38 94
Melville 2018 Syrah Estate Sta. Rita Hills $38 94
Brewer-Clifton 2018 Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills $36 94
Au Bon Climat 2018 Hildegard Estate White Blend $35 94
Au Bon Climat 2017 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard $35 94
Ojai 2018 Chardonnay Puerta Del Mar Vineyard $35 94
The Paring 2017 Syrah $25 94