Wine Advocate | Rating: 74Last Tasted 3/92 The color was medium ruby, with considerable brown at the edge. The bouquet offered up aromas of coffee, mint, and tobacco. In the mouth, the wine exhibited medium body, shallow flavors, and a short, fading finish. After 15 minutes of breathing the wine collapsed.Author: Robert Parker
California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 19 bottles owned
- 8 collectors