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J. Lohr Cuvee St.e 2012 750ml

Rated 94 - Mineral rich soil, boysenberry jam, and baker’s chocolate contribute to a decadent nose. The mouthfeel is decidedly rich and...
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L'aventure Cote A Cote 2014 750ml

Rated 96 - Looking at the 2014s, these are serious wines that are reminiscent of Stephan's sensational 2012s (which were some of the top rated...
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L'aventure Estate Cuvee 2014 750ml

Rated 98 - A massive, gorgeously rich and decadent version of this cuvee, the 2014 Estate Cuvee (50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Syrah and 15% Petit...
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Linne Calodo Overthinker 2011 750ml

Rated 94 - Showing the cooler nature of the vintage, the 2011 Overthinker is a mostly cofermented blend of 45% Grenache, 33% Syrah and 22%...
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Linne Calodo Sticks And Stones 2013 750ml

Rated 94 - A sensational expression of California Grenache, Matt's 2013 Sticks and Stones gives up tons of sweet cherries, raspberries, crushed,...
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Tablas Creek Patelin De Tablas Rouge 2014 750ml

Rated 89-91 - Inky ruby. Spice- and smoke-accented aromas of cherry and dark berries are complicated by pungent white pepper. Smoky and smooth on...
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Treana Proprietary Red 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - Inky ruby. Expansive aromas of black currant, cherry compote, mocha and vanilla are joined by smoke and floral nuances that build in the...

California Red Blend San Luis Obispo 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.