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White
(1.5Ltr)
Bottle: $85.40
6 bottles: $83.69
Rated 91 - The 2017 Chardonnay Estate opens with notes of toast, cream, lemon pith and hay over a core of Red...
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Rapid Ship
White
(750ml)
Bottle: $29.84
Rated 92 - The 2018 Chardonnay Estate has lush scents of baked apples, honeysuckle, honeycomb and hay with notes of...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $54.68 $58.80
6 bottles: $51.20
Rated 92 - The 2016 Estate Red is a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot and 7% Merlot. Deep...
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White
(750ml)
Bottle: $23.44 $25.20
12 bottles: $17.48
Rated 90 - Made in a weighty, viscous style, this white opens in pea shoot and white flower, and is steely and...
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90
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $26.75 $27.68
12 bottles: $25.55
The Tillerman red blend exhibits a deep purple hue, with notes of ripe wild berries, black cherry, and baking spices...
Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $19.69
12 bottles: $17.96
Crafted from fruit grown in small, family-owned vineyards in the Chalk Hill appellation. Richly textured with...
Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $19.69
12 bottles: $19.30
Crafted from fruit grown in small, family-owned vineyards in the Chalk Hill appellation. Richly textured with...
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White
(750ml)
Bottle: $20.46 $22.00
12 bottles: $17.48
Rated 89 - A juicy style, with a lively mix of red peach, apricot and apple pastry flavors that are plushly spiced....
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United States California Sonoma Valley Chalk Hill

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.

California's beautiful and remarkably fertile Sonoma Valley has grown over the decades to become one of the United States' most respected and profitable wine regions, with wineries within the region benefiting from the superb Californian sunshine, low rainfall and wonderfully rich soils. Because of this vital combination of excellent conditions, the region is able to grow a wide range of grape varietals for use in the production of an impressive array of wines, with many different red and white wine grapes flourishing each year and producing excellent and characterful results. The soils have been enriched by volcanic activity, and the presence of geothermal springs, which make this region a unique one, and very much the beating heart of California's ever growing wine industry.