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.
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 £48.68
"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 £52.68
What an intense nose, this is wonderful! The aromas here are plentiful, direct and pure, lots of blackcurrant, plum and a complex sprinkling of spice, liquorice and pepper as well as a touch of smoke. The palate is smooth and silky, oodles of cassis and dark forest fruits as well as more delicate flavours of cinnamon, nutmeg and liquorice. The...more
Bottle 75cl £132.68
Bottle 75cl £87.68