Ask a Somm: What is the Best Wine Under $12?

June 24, 2015

Welcome to Ask a Somm, a column in which experts from across the country answer questions about wine. Wondering about a bottle? Drop us a line.

In two and a half short years, Los Angeles restaurant Bestia has skyrocketed into the spotlight on both the local and national levels, garnering a devout following for chef Ori Menashe’s inspired, seasonal Italian plates. And not to be outdone by smoked sea urchin salads and ‘nduja pizzas, wine director Ryan Ibsen oversees an expert selection of micro production wines from California and abroad. Expect to find mostly biodynamic, organic, and “natural” bottles…