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Backstage Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Green Room 2013 750ml

Rated 95 - Deep ruby colored wine reveals strong aromas of cassis, strawberry and stewed cherry. A full bodied structured palate shows notes of...
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Blackbird Vineyards Illustration Proprietary Red Wine Napa 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - A more savory expression of Merlot emerges from the 2013 Illustration. Hudson and Stagecoach are the primary sources, which explains the...
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Blackbird Vineyards Proprietary Red Wine Arise 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - The Merlot-based 2013 Arise, Blackbird's entry-level wine, is dark, voluptuous and juicy. Dark red and blue fruit , violets, lavender...
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Blackbird Vineyards Proprietary Red Wine Contrarian 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2013 Contrarian is the darkest and most massive of these wines from Blackbird. Huge swaths of tannin cut across the palate. Deep,...
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Blackbird Vineyards Proprietary Red Wine Paramour 2013 750ml

Rated 93 - The Cabernet Franc-based 2013 Paramour has turned out beautifully. Espresso, mocha, soaring spice notes and black stone fruits are...
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Bootleg Wine Works Bootleg Red 2013 750ml

Rated 94 - The 2013 Proprietary Red from Bootleg is a major sleeper of not only the vintage, but in its entire concept. There are just over 8,000...
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Bryant Family Bettina 2013 1.5Ltr

Rated 97 - There's a phenomenal nose to this wine with crushed berry, wet earth, wet slate and hints of flowers. Full body with a chewy tannic...
97JS
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Chateau Boswell Cabernet Sauvignon At Anchor 2013 750ml

The 2013 At Anchor is a richer more seductive version then its 2012 sibling. It has a beautiful burst of blueberry and cherry that leads the way,...
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Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 2013 750ml

Rated 95 - Montelena's 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is unctuous, deep and concentrated. A wine of gravitas and power, the 2013 possesses...
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Cimarossa Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Riva De Ponente 2013 750ml

Rated 93-95 - Graphite, smoke, savory herbs, crushed rocks and inky fruit race across the palate in Cimarossa's 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Riva di...
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Clos Pegase Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - A chewy, young wine with lots of medium-grained tannins and cool fruit. Medium to full body and an integrated palate. Flavorful finish....
91JS
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Conn Creek Anthology 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Anthology enhances the richness of their basic Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a denser, darker ruby/purple...
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Flora Springs Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 1.5Ltr

Rated 91 - This is a big, bold and grippy wine, reflective of the vintage in its classic structure and age-worthiness. Cedar, black cherry and...
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2013 California Napa Valley 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.

When it comes to New World wines, and especially wines from the United States of America, Napa Valley is something of a standard bearer. Over its relatively short history, it has managed to transform itself from being a fairly insignificant region, to becoming one of the most important and highly regarding wine locations on earth. With an ideal climate for viticulture, blazing sunshine and a low level of rainfall, this valley is shielded on many sides by mountain ranges which help it maintain a consistent level of heat, light and moisture throughout the year. Today, Napa Valley is a home of innovation and quality, with dozens of grape varietals thriving in the fertile soils. However, the main varietals grown there have always been Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Zinfandel, and the wines they produce are constantly lauded by critics and competitions across the globe.

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.