Lately I've become a big fan of California Roussanne, such as those produced by Copain, Alban, Zaca Mesa and Qupe. It's becoming an expensive habit however, as these all come in around $30-50/bottle. Anyone aware of any less expensive California producers with a decent product?
Nothing immediately comes to mind except Bonny Doon has a blend composed of primarily grenache blanc plus roussane.
Copain also has a blend with mostly viognier and roussane.
Opolo (Paso Robles) has one that I have seen for around $20 in SOCAL. In full disclosure, I have not tried the Roussane, so I cannot recommend it, but I have liked some of their other wines, so it might be worth a try.
is there a particular reason why you haven't any interest in french wines? I will second the suggestion of checking out Tablas Creek.
In the Sierra foothills: Sierra Vista, Holly's Hill, Cooper, Wilderotter, all
make pretty decent Roussannes. Sierra Vista is probably the most
consistent of the bunch. In addition, Holly's Hill makes a great
roussanne-viognier blend called Patriarche Blanc. It used to be
60% roussanne and 40% viognier, the roussanne percentage
in the latest edition is even higher. It is a great wine, reminiscent
of a white Saint Joseph. All the above wines are roughly in the
$16 to $25 range.