Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve, Napa Valley, California, USA 2015
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, and 3% each of Petit Verdot and Malbec aged in 90% new French oak
The superb 2015 vintage gave the 2015 Georges de Latour...
Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, California, USA, 2016
Established in 1900, Beaulieu Vineyard is one of the most historic producers in Napa Valley.
Fruit for this wine is sourced across the Napa Valley from Rutherford, Calistoga...
Beaulieu Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, 2016
Grapes: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec aged 15 months in French, American, and European oak (60% new) barrels.
This Cabernet Sauvignon...
Beaulieu Vineyard Tapestry Reserve, Napa Valley, California, USA 2015
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 7% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Aged 22 months in French, Hungarian and American oak (60% new barrels)...
Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley, California, 2018
Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with a classic bordeaux touch of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot aged in French oak barrels (25 percent new) for 16 months.
Beringer Classic Chardonnay, California, 2019
Grape: 100% Chardonnay.
An immediately pleasing wine, this Chardonnay is an enticing blend of ripe stone fruit and vivid citrus flavours.
The bright citrus perfectly offsets...
Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, 2013
100% Cabernet Sauvignon with 20 months in French Nevers oak (84% new)
The 2013 Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is an exceptional expression of Cabernet Sauvignon...
Beringer Stone Cellars Zinfandel 2019, California, USA
Grape variety, 100% Zinfandel
This rich and intense red has characters of delicious, ripe dark berry fruits such as raspberry, cherry and strawberry, together with hints of...
Calera, Pinot Noir, Central Coast, California, USA, 2017
Crafted using grapes from a handful of the finest vineyards on the Central Coast, this alluring wine offers lovely aromatics, soft, velvety tannins and vibrant fruit. On the...
Cycles Gladiator Chardonnay, California, USA 2018
100% Chardonnay with some oak.
Aromas of peach and apricot with notes of bosc pear and apple and a hint of toasted oak. Strong flavors of green apples, tropical fruits and marzipan. Extended...
Cycles Gladiator Pinot Noir, Wine Hooligans, California, 2018
100% Pinot Noir with 14 months in oak (20% new)
This fresh and juicy Pinot Noir bursts out of the glass with aromas of cherries. Unrestrained fruit continues on the palate with...
David Bruce Russian River Chardonnay, Sonoma County, USA 2015
100% Chardonnay with a touch of oak.
The grapes for this wine come from the Russian River area of the Sonoma County. The wine is barrel fermented in a combination of French and...
Duckhorn Vineyard Napa Valley Chardonnay, California, United States, 2018
100% Chardonnay with 10 months in oak (40% new)
Both complex and alluring, this radiant Chardonnay opens up with aromas of pineapple, stone fruit and lime, as well as...
Duckhorn Vineyard Napa Valley Merlot, California, USA 2017
80% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot, 0.5% Malbec with 15 months in French oak 40% new.
The 2017 growing season yielded a beautifully...
Elysium Black Muscat, Dessert Wine, Quady, California, 2017 Half Bottle
100% Black Muscat
An aroma of roses accompanies dark fruit – cherry, strawberry – balanced with fruit acidity to finish clean. This rose-like aroma led it to...
Essensia Orange Muscat Dessert Wine, Quady, California, 2019, Half Bottle
100% Orange Muscat fortified and aged in oak for 3 months.
With an aroma reminiscent of orange blossom and apricots. The palate is rich and sweet, with vibrant...
Foxcover Californian White Zinfandel, USA Grape variety, 100% Zinfandel Coral pink in colour, a delightfully delicate and refreshing light style rose, with bright aromas of strawberry and watermelon. Soft fruit flavours of strawberries...
Liberty School Chardonnay, Hope Family Wines, Central Coast, California, USA, 2016
Grape: Chardonnay with a dash of Viognier, barrel fermented in American oak, 10 months ageing "sur lie" with stirring of the lees for added creamy...
Long Barn Pinot Noir, California, 2019
100% Pinot Noir lightly oaked.
Long Barn Pinot Noir is a pale ruby red in colour with a soft nose of red cherries. On the palate, notes of bramble fruit and cherries combine with a subtle sweet spice...
Long Barn Red Zinfandel, California, USA, 2019
100% Zinfandel, lightly oaked.
Long Barn Zinfandel is a pale ruby red in colour with a soft nose of red cherries. On the palate, notes of bramble fruit and cherries combine...
Othello Napa Valley Red, Dominus Estate, Napa Valley, California 2012
A classic bordeaux blend of Cabernet- Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot matured in French oak.
Of a bright ruby red colour, Othello opens with intense yet...
Robert Sinsky, SLD Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, USA, 2013
100% Cabernet Sauvignon with 2 years in oak (35% new)
A beautifully rich, almost opaque purple colour with...
Scotto Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel, California, USA 2017
100% Zinfandel with 24 months in oak
The fruit for Scotto's Old Vine Zinfandel originates from one of the oldest and most distinctive Zinfandel growing regions in California. Rich,...
Staglin Family Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley 2014
81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 100% French Oak, 87% new, 13% used for 20 months.
"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, from...
Staglin Family Vineyard Estate Chardonnay, Rutherford, Napa Valley, California 2018
100% Chardonnay, 100% Barrel Fermented and aged for 10 months in large oak barrels.
The sylphlike 2018 Staglin Chardonnay is a delicately...
The Crusher Pinot Noir, Don Sebastiani & Sons, California, USA, 2017
Grapes: 96% Pinot Noir and 4% Petite Sirah, aged in French oak.
In 2017, 80% of the Pinot Noir comes from the Wilson, Marshall Ranch and Elk Slough Vineyards in...
The Crusher Pinot Noir, Don Sebastiani & Sons, California, USA, 2018
Grapes: 96% Pinot Noir and 4% Petite Sirah, aged in French oak.
"The Crusher" is a bright, vivid red colour in the glass with layered aromas of black...
Waters Edge White Zinfandel, California, USA
Grape variety, Zinfandel
New World Rose, blush pink in colour, delicate & refreshing with delicious soft fruit flavours of strawberries & peaches.
Enjoy on its own, as an aperitif or...
The California Gold Rush in the mid-19th century brought waves of new settlers to the region, increasing the population and local demand for wine.
The newly growing wine industry took hold in Northern California around the counties of Sonoma County and Napa.
Chinese immigrants played a prominent role in the developing of the Californian wine industry during this period - building wineries, planting vineyards, digging the underground cellars and harvesting grapes.
Nowadays California accounts for nearly 90 per cent of entire American wine production,the production in California alone is one third larger than that of Australia. If California were a separate country, it would be the world's fourth-largest wine producer!
Today there are more than 1,200 wineries in the state, ranging from small boutique wineries to large corporations. While Californian winemakers increasingly craft wines in more "Old World" or European wine styles, most Californian wines favour simpler, more fruit dominant New World wines.
The reliably warm weather allows many wineries to use very ripe fruit which brings up a more fruit forward rather than earthy or mineral style of wine. It also creates the opportunity for higher alcohol levels with many Californian wines having over 13.5%.
The style of Californian Chardonnay differs greatly from wines like Chablis with Californian winemakers frequently using malolactic fermentation and oak aging to make buttery, full bodied wines.
Californian Sauvignon blancs are not as herbaceous as wines from the Loire Valley or New Zealand but do have racy acidity and fresh, floral notes. Some Sauvignon Blanc are given time in oak which can dramatically change the profile of the wine, and are sometimes known as Fume Blanc.
The style of Cabernet Sauvignon that first put California on the world's wine map at the Judgment of Paris is still a trademark style today. The wines are known for their concentration of fruits and structure which produces lush, rich wines that can age well.
Merlot became widely planted in the 1990s due to its wide popularity, and is still the highest selling of all varietal wines in the country. Merlot planted on better sites tend to produce a plush, concentrated style.
The profile of Californian Pinot Noir generally favours a more intense, fruity style than the subtler, more elegant wines of Burgundy or Oregon.
Until being passed by Cabernet in 1998, Zinfandel was the most widely planted red wine grape in California. This was due in part to the wide popularity of White Zinfandel. Despite being made from the same grape, the only similarity between White and Red Zinfandel is the name. Red Zinfandel is a powerful, fruity wine with high levels of acidity and a jammy type flavour. White Zinfandel is a thin, slightly sweet blush wine with delicate summer fruit notes.
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