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Cool temperatures, dense clay soils and extended hangtime on the vine all combine to yield Chardonnay grapes of rare...
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Our Unoaked Chardonnay reveals the pure varietal character of the grape, without the influence of oak aging. We...
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Rated 90 - Lively acidity backs the lithe red berry and currant flavors, flanked by rich, minerally components....
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This elegant Pinot Noir exhibits aromas of black cherry and rose petal with hints of cola. Flavors of perfectly ripe...
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Rated 91 - Presents a complex mix of spicy red berry, fresh earth, anise and cedar notes in an elegant, refined...
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Rated 91 - From a larger portion of viticulturist Anne Moller-Racke's home vineyard, this wine needs time to unravel...
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Flavors of rich, tropical fruit dominate this beautiful 2019 Chardonnay sourced from our Carneros Estate vineyards in...
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Rated 90-92 - The barrel sample of 2018 Chardonnay opens with toasty/cedary notes over a core of baked apples, guava...
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Rated 90 - Crisp acidity backs the freshly cut green apple and Asian pear flavors, which feature a lithe texture....
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Rated 91 - Freshly cut grass and dried lemon zest and guava on the nose. It’s medium-bodied with bright, tangy...
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United States California Carneros

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.

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.

Carneros is one of California's key wine producing regions, situated close to the Pacific coast. Although Carneros is relatively young, having been first used for viticulture in the 1940's, it has proven to be a highly successful region, capable of growing high quality grapes and producing wines of real character and distinction. Unlike many other regions of California, Carneros is considerably cooler, and benefits from the tempering effect of Pacific fog on the vineyards. As a direct result of this, Carneros wineries are able to produce fine grape varietals which require cooler temperatures, such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir – grapes perfect for the sparkling wines the region has become famous for. However, plenty of still red and white wines are made in the region, from a wide array of grape varietals.