California is North America's most important wine region, producing over 90% of the total wine production of the USA. While Napa Valley might be the most recognised name of the country’s various appellations and home to some of the most celebrated wineries in the world, wine lovers are now discovering the beautiful jigsaw of terroirs and offering that constitutes modern California. Many dynamic, niche, premium vineyards producing outstanding individual wines are now firmly part of the landscape of California wines, producing individual, characterful wines.
Oodles of dark berries jump out of the glass alongside dried flowers, ripe plums and a more concentrated cassis note with some more delicate pencil shaving aromas coming through as it opens up. The palate is full of dark cassis and bramble tones, it is so bright and lively, there is excellent freshness and balance here. These bold fruit flavours...more
Bottle 75cl £122.68
This is a serious nose; plentiful and vibrant. There are some wonderful violet notes along with deep, dark brooding fruits, blackcurrant and plums in particular which are accompanied by superb notes of cinnamon, cloves and liquorice. The palate does not disappoint and continues in a similarly impressive fashion, the fruit is so fresh and pure, blackcurrants and blackberries along with...more
Bottle 75cl £146.68