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Rated 90 - Svelte and well-focused, with appealing raspberry, grilled anise and white pepper flavors that gain speed...
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Bottle: $26.94
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Our Grenache Blanc is whole-cluster pressed, fermented in neutral French oak with extended bâtonnage, and aged for...
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Rated 90 - The 2016 Marcel checks in as 80% Tempranillo and 20% Teroldgo (this is an Italian red grape grown mostly...
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Rated 91 - Zesty and spicy, with appealing raspberry, dried cherry and smoky cinnamon flavors that persist toward...
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Lodi Albariño/Verdelho (farmed by Markus Bockish) plus five percent Sauvignon Blanc from Renaissance. Crushed by...
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The wines that first propelled Steve's interest in working with Gamay were mainly from Beaujolais; however, Barsotti...
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Rose
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100% Champagne-method sparkling Zinfandel from the Pritchard Vineyard. Pritchard Vineyard is a 1-acre site farmed...
Red
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100% carbonic Zin from Baldinelli Vineyard in Shenandoah Valley AVA (sub-AVA of Amador). Head-trained vines planted...
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Rated 93 - This site is famously high-elevation (2,000 feet) and rich in limestone soils. The resulting white here is...
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Red
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*95% Tempranillo 5% Graciano *Shake Ridge Vineyards (Amador County AVA) *1750 ft elevation *Red volcanic soil with...
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50% Syrah 50% Grenache from North Yuba (Renaissance Vineyard) 100% destemmed by hand resulting in a bin full of...
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Rose
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25% Sauvignon Blanc, 75% Syrah. Renaissance Vineyard. SB is stomped and the Syrah is direct pressed into the skins...
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Red
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Rose
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Red
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Rated 94 - The 2016 Caldera (Mourvèdre/Grenache/Cunoise) is bright, polished and beautifully focused, with plenty of...
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White
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Rated 93 - The 2014 El Diablo has turned out beautifully. Grenache-inflected aromas and flavors abound, with plenty...
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Red
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Rated 95 - The 2015 Sumo is another fabulous wine in this range. Inky, deep and explosive, the 2015 is endowed with...
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Red
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Rated 95 - The 2016 Sumo is another positively stunning wine from Helen Keplinger. Petite Sirah takes center stage in...
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Red
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100% Cabernet Franc grown at high elevation (nearly 3,000 feet), on volcanic loam soil. Temperatures at this altitude...
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United States California Sierra Foothills

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.