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 £25.00
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 £37.60 £32.35
Healthy deep red. Good energy and nuance to the aromas of plum, currant, tobacco and milk chocolate The palate conveys an old-vines intensity and good lift to the currant and wild mint flavors. The sweetest and lushest of these 2011s to this point, finishing with firm, building tannins and very good balancing acidity.91 Points.more
Bottle 75cl £48.60 £44.00
"The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc is classy, beautiful and elegant. Mint, white flowers, peach and nectarine jump from the glass in this beautifully delineated Sauvignon Blanc. Bright saline notes support the finish. This is a gorgeous showing. The Sauvignon Blanc was fermented in concrete and aged in barrel. Antonio Galloni 92 ptsmore
Bottle 75cl £52.60 £47.60