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Acumen Cabernet Sauvignon Mountainside 2013 750ml

Rated 93 - This new project from the heights of Atlas Peak involves Steve Matthiasson as both viticulturist and winemaker, having had to take over...
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Ancient Peaks Winery Oyster Ridge 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - Giving up classic cab notes of crème de cassis, licorice, leafy herbs and graphite, the 2013 Oyster Ridge Margarita Vineyard is medium...
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Argot Chardonnay Estate Vineyard 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - Very tight and pithy, with a core of lemon-lime and green apple flavors that are refreshing and expansive, folding in fresh apple, pear...
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Armida Zinfandel Maple Vineyard 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - From a beloved vineyard source in the heart of the appellation, this classic Zin-Petite Sirah is perfumed from the start, aromatically...
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Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Knights Valley), all Knights Valley fruit in this vintage, is superb. Raspberry jam, spice, scorched earth,...
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Au Contraire Pinot Noir 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - A soft, pillowy wine with a velvety texture, this crowd-pleaser exudes coastal characteristics of forest floor, dark cherry and rhubarb,...
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Auteur Chardonnay Green Acres Vineyard 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - A similar technique was used for the 2013 Chardonnay Green Acres Vineyard from Carneros. This small cuvée seems to have a more buttery...
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Auteur Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2013 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast comes from multiple vineyards, sees about 25% new oak, and again has malolactic blocked. This wine...
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2013 California United States

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.

Of all the New World wine countries, perhaps the one which has demonstrated the most flair for producing high quality wines - using a combination of traditional and forward-thinking contemporary methods - has been the United States of America. For the past couple of centuries, the United States has set about transforming much of its suitable land into vast vineyards, capable of supporting a wide variety of world-class grape varietals which thrive on both the Atlantic and the Pacific coastlines. Of course, we immediately think of sun-drenched California in regards to American wines, with its enormous vineyards responsible for the New World's finest examples of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot based wines, but many other states have taken to viticulture in a big way, with impressive results. Oregon, Washington State and New York have all developed sophisticated and technologically advanced wine cultures of their own, and the output of U.S wineries is increasing each year as more and more people are converted to their produce.