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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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Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve 2013 750ml

Rated 97 - One of the great efforts of recent years, and not surprisingly so, is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve, a blend of 81% from...
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Beringer Chardonnay Private Reserve 2015 750ml

Rated 96 - A dense and beautiful chardonnay with the focus and presence you expect in a top white from Napa. Full body, yet polished and formed...
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Beringer Quantum 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - This would be a straightforward Bordeaux red blend if not for the 5% Petite Sirah within. Together, it’s 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12%...
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Bevan Cellars Horizontal 3-Pack 2015 750ml

Contains 1 bottle each: Bevan Proprietary Red EE 2015, Bevan Proprietary Red Sugarloaf Mtn. 2015, Bevan Ontogeny 2015. Rated 98-100 - As for the...
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Black Stallion Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - Enticing aromas of cherries, black currant and tobacco. The character of the fruit is rich but not overripe, a powdery tannins structure...

750ml California Napa Valley 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.

When it comes to New World wines, and especially wines from the United States of America, Napa Valley is something of a standard bearer. Over its relatively short history, it has managed to transform itself from being a fairly insignificant region, to becoming one of the most important and highly regarding wine locations on earth. With an ideal climate for viticulture, blazing sunshine and a low level of rainfall, this valley is shielded on many sides by mountain ranges which help it maintain a consistent level of heat, light and moisture throughout the year. Today, Napa Valley is a home of innovation and quality, with dozens of grape varietals thriving in the fertile soils. However, the main varietals grown there have always been Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Zinfandel, and the wines they produce are constantly lauded by critics and competitions across the globe.

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.