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Adobe Road Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - Riveting aromas of ripe fig, white peach, honeydew melon and butterscotch introduce this rich, round and fleshy white. Crème brûlée...
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Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Mt Carmel 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - Coming in at 14% alcohol, the 2009 Mt. Carmel Chardonnay exhibits excellent tropical fruit notes intermixed with notions of lemon oil...
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Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Sweeney Canyon 2009 750ml

Rated 94 - Bright yellow. The most high-pitched and mineral-driven of this year's chardonnays, displaying scents of chalk dust, lime zest,...
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Caraccioli Cellars Brut Cuvee 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - Light bright yellow. High-pitched citrus and orchard fruit aromas are complicated by suggestions of buttered toast, smoky minerals and...
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Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard 2009 1.5Ltr

Rated 93 - The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard is a relatively immediate Marthas, with a real feeling of mid-palate density and weight...
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Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard 2009 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard is a relatively immediate Marthas, with a real feeling of mid-palate density and weight...
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Revana Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - Delightfully pure, rich and polished, with a graceful mix of dark berry, black cherry, subtle baking spices and light cedary oak. Ends...

2009 California 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.