Mumm Napa Brut PrestigeTasters swore this was French Champagne, with its characteristic refreshing acidity and a long, dry finish. Serve chilled.To buy: $22, at liquor stores and at wine.com.
2012 Beringer Founder's Estate Chardonnay
Bright, lemony aroma, smooth body, and balanced flavor at a price that makes it even easier to swallow. Serve chilled.
To buy: $10 for Current Vintag 2013, at liquor stores and at 67wine.com.
2012 The Dreaming Tree Central Coast Chardonnay
Peach and tropical-fruit flavors, a buttery texture, and a crisp finish that won't weigh you down during the heavy meal. Serve chilled.
To buy: $14 for Current Vintage 2013, at liquor stores and at shopwinedirect.com.
2012 William Hill Estate North Coast ChardonnayBright citrus notes and earthy richness will silence Chardonnay skeptics. Serve chilled.To buy: $17 for Current Vintage 2013, at liquor stores and at Wine.com.
2011 Sledgehammer Zinfandel
Don't be fooled by the name. This outstanding value is like velvet on the tongue with black plum and peppery aromas.
To buy: $10, at liquor stores and at wespeakwine.com.
2012 Ravenswood Napa Valley ZinfandelDeep black-cherry flavor with great structure and balance—a well-known (and loved) classic.To buy: $16 for Current Vintage, at liquor stores and at wine.com.
2012 Joel Gott California ZinfandelA smooth blend of blackberry and spice lingers long after you sip, amplifying the earthy flavors of stuffing and spuds.To buy: $15 for Current Vintage 2013, at liquor stores and at Wine.com.