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Big Basin Homestead 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - Big Basin's 2013 Homestead is dark, supple and refreshing, with a good combination of juicy fruit and more floral/savory notes that come...
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Big Basin Pinot Noir Alfaro Family 2013 750ml

Rated 94 - A more pretty, elegant and seamless effort than the Lester Vineyard, the 2013 Pinot Noir Alfaro Family Vineyard is a rock star Pinot...
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Big Basin Pinot Noir Lester 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - Bright, perfumed and slightly lifted aromatically, with plenty of plum, licorice, violets and menthol, the 2012 Pinot Noir Lester Family...
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Big Basin Pinot Noir Lester 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2013 Pinot Noir Lester Family Vineyard brings together expressive fruit along with the floral/savory overtones that are typical of...
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Big Basin Syrah Old Corral 2011 750ml

Rated 91 - Another cool-climate, beautifully complex effort, the 2011 Syrah Old Corral offers notions of white pepper, green olive, freshly snipped...
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Lexington Cabernet Franc Gist Ranch 2011 750ml

Rated 94 - The 2011 cabernet sauvignon bottling from Lexington includes twenty percent merlot in its cépages and was raised in twenty-eight...
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Neely Pinot Noir Hidden Block Santa Cruz Mtns 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - Succulent red cherries, raspberries, mint, sweet spices and tobacco open up effortlessly in the 2012 Pinot Noir Hidden Block from Neely....
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Rhys Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard 2010 750ml

Rated 94 - It is amazing to witness just how much freshness and vibrancy the 2010 Chardonnay Horseshoe Vineyard has acquired over the last year....
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Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 2011 750ml

Rated 92 - Ridge's 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is quite laid back in this vintage. Sweet floral notes meld into red stone fruits, pomegranate...
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Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello 2012 750ml

Rated 98 - The 2012 Monte Bello is one of the most harmonious young Monte Bellos I can remember tasting. Seamless and voluptuous through to the...
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Ridge Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - Rich and well-centered, with ripe apple, melon, cedary oak, spice and anise notes that are very complete and persistent. Drink now....
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Ridge Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2013 Chardonnay Estate is classy, understated and polished. Lemon peel, yellow orchard fruit, mint and a gentle hint of spice open...
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Ridge Merlot Santa Cruz Mountains 2010 750ml

Rated 90 - An excellent choice for drinking over the next few years, the 2010 Merlot Estate is juicy, expressive and beautiful. The 2010 vibrancy...

California Santa Cruz County

California as a wine producing region has grown in size and importance considerably over the past couple of centuries, and today is the proud producer of more than ninety percent of the United States' wines. Indeed, if California was a country, it would be the fourth largest producer of wine in the world, with a vast range of vineyards covering almost half a million acres. The secret to California's success as a wine region has a lot to do with the high quality of its soils, and the fact that it has an extensive Pacific coastline which perfectly tempers the blazing sunshine it experiences all year round. The winds coming off the ocean cool the vines, and the natural valleys and mountainsides which make up most of the state's wine regions make for ideal areas in which to cultivate a variety of high quality grapes.