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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $8.94
Rich, smooth and elegantly textured, this full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon shows fruit flavors of blackberry, ripe dark...
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White
(750ml)
Bottle: $8.94
On the nose, bright citrus aromas are accented by fresh meringue with a hint of vanilla. On the palate, enjoy the...
Rapid Ship
Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $8.94
12 bottles: $8.49
Warm days and cool nights of California’s Central Coast provide optimal growing conditions to produce complex,...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $17.78 $19.12
12 bottles: $15.20
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $24.90 $26.00
12 bottles: $24.70
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White
(375ml)
Bottle: $5.89
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Red
(375ml)
Bottle: $5.89
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $13.77 $14.50
12 bottles: $10.69
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White
(750ml)
Bottle: $14.16 $14.91
12 bottles: $11.08
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White
(750ml)
Bottle: $13.77 $14.50
12 bottles: $10.69
White
(750ml)
Bottle: $14.85
12 bottles: $14.55
Rated 91 - Lightly candied honeydew and peach aromas are delicate and clean, as jasmine and white spring flowers add...
WE
91
White
(750ml)
Bottle: $14.90
12 bottles: $14.60
Grenache Blanc and Grenache Gris fruit, picked separately at low brix. Destemmed into rotary fermenters for 4-5 days...
Rapid Ship
Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $13.86
12 bottles: $13.58
• Practicing Biodynamic • 42% Grenache, 31% Cinsault, 24% Syrah, 2% Petite Sirah, 1% Counoise • Central Coast...
Rose
(750ml)
Bottle: $14.40
12 bottles: $13.68
Just about 12% of this Vin Gris is composed of traditional white Rhone varieties which add a surprising richness and...
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White
(750ml)
Bottle: $15.90 $17.20
12 bottles: $15.20
Fresh lemon, nectarine and a hint of vanilla bean create an enticing, aromatic nose. On the palate, flavors of yellow...
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White
(750ml)
Bottle: $24.18 $26.00
12 bottles: $19.00
Ripe peach, Asian pear and mango custard; luscious papaya and kaffir lime are all beautifully married together in the...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $19.90
12 bottles: $19.50
Rated 92 - Fresh boysenberry and cranberry aromas are wrapped in a rusty iron note on the nose of this bottling....
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92
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White
(1.5Ltr)
Bottle: $16.41
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White
(750ml)
Bottle: $10.46 $11.25
12 bottles: $9.50
This Castle Rock Chardonnay is made from grapes grown in some of the finest vineyards in California's Central Coast...
Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $13.93
12 bottles: $13.65
Rated 88 - Focused, savory and minerally, offering a supple texture. Juicy midpalate, with a finish that features...
WS
88

United States California Central Coast

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.

The long and narrow Central Coast wine region of California stretches for approximately two hundred and fifty miles down the Pacific coastline, and holds hundreds of important Californian wineries who grow a wide array of imported grape varietals. As with the rest of California, the Central Coast region benefits enormously from the hot and sunny climate, which allows the grapes grown there to reach full ripeness and express plenty of big, juicy flavors and rich aromas. Dozens of grapes varietals are grown successfully on the Central Coast, however, classic French varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The region is renowned for its modern and experimental approach to viticulture, and with over 90,000 acres under vine, this is a veritable powerhouse of wine production in one of the most important New World regions on earth.