California is North America's most important wine region, producing over 90% of the total wine production of USA. Loosely divided into North Coast, South Coast, Central Coast and the Central Valley, which also comprises the Sierra Foothills, the best known quality regions are Napa and Sonoma. Although the big brands haven't gone away, there are today many other very small, niche, premium vineyards producing outstanding individual wines.
Bottle 75cl £26.08
The last of the familys grapes to be harvested, usually in mid-October, this site in Bennet Valley is cool and foggy and pushes the boundaries of ripening, giving fruit with delicate flavours and low alcohol. The blend is 97% Roussanne, with just a touch of Viognier for complexity, given a little skin contact and 10 months in neutral oak with...more
Bottle 75cl £37.68
This floral, fragrant and vividly mineral wine offers up enticing notes of fresh tangerine, beeswax and jasmine. The texture is fabulously bright with a sharp, crystalline acidity caressed in creamy mid-palate notes of baked lemon patisserie. This 2015 release from Liquid Farms is the leanest in style of all the wines and will benefit from some time in bottle; if...more
Bottle 75cl £38.68