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Ancient Peaks Winery Oyster Ridge 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - Giving up classic cab notes of crème de cassis, licorice, leafy herbs and graphite, the 2013 Oyster Ridge Margarita Vineyard is medium...
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Beaulieu Vineyard Tapestry Reserve 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2013 Reserve Tapestry Proprietary Red Wine, which is another Bordeaux blend, raises the question: Is Beaulieu actually producing too...
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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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Charles Krug Winery Family Reserve Generations 2013 750ml

Rated 93 - Plenty of black currants and licorice aromas with blueberries and hints of tar. Full body, fine tannins and an asphalt and slate finish....
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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...

2013 California Red Blend 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.

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.