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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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Foley Estate Chardonnay Rancho Santa Rosa 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - Light on the nose, this shows delicate aromas of Asian pear, honeysuckle, squeezed lemon wedge, fresh coconut flesh and a tiny bit of...
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Foxen Pinot Noir John Sebastiano Vineyard 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - A powerful, brooding nose of black cardamom and crushed clove melds with pomegranate and cherry, resulting in an incredibly aromatic...
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Foxen Pinot Noir John Sebastiano Vineyard 2013 750ml

Rated 93 - Another terrific Pinot Noir, the 2013 Pinot Noir John Sebastiano Vineyard was 100% destemmed and spent 17 months in 50% new French oak....
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Foxen Pinot Noir La Encantada Vineyard 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - From a vineyard in the heart of the appellation comes this bottling that's redolent with hibiscus, Earl Grey tea, orange rind, black...
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Lincourt Pinot Noir Rancho Santa Rosa 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - Hibiscus, rose, juniper, clove, marjoram and graphite aromas all show on the nose of this Foley family wine, which is light yet powerful...
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Pali Wine Co. Chardonnay Huber Vineyard 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - Tight and vibrant, with snappy wild berry and raspberry flavors, accented by a spicy edge and supported by lively acidity and...
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Pali Wine Co. Pinot Noir Fiddlestix Vineyard 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - Another wine that was just bottled, the 2013 Pinot Noir Fiddlestix Vineyard was open knit, ready to go, and even a little evolved on...
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Sanford Pinot Noir 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - This offers an engaging array of cherry and currant flavors, with floral accents. Firmly structured, featuring a finish of cedar and...

California Santa Barbara Santa Rita Hills 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.

Santa Barbara is home to many of California's most sought after wines, with a powerful reputation for superbly crafted, old world style big, flavorful and complex red wines. The white wine industry in the region is growing, too, with many wineries within Santa Barbara successfully experimenting with several classic white wine grape varietals. As in much of California, Santa Barbara benefits from the blazing west coast sunshine, coupled with cooling Pacific Ocean breezes and fogs, which help to temper the grapes and slow the ripening process, thus ensuring more flavor and aroma in the resulting wines. Although Santa Barbara is a relatively young wine region, it is home to many wineries who are extremely dedicated when it comes to demonstrating just how good their terroir is, and how characterful their region's wines can be.

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.