Wine Spectator | Rating: 82Earthy and a bit funky, full-bodied, with a dash of earth and barnyard mixed in with dried berry and sage. The better of two bottles tasted. Drink now through . 1,000 cases made. 'JLAuthor: James Laube
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
- 15 bottles owned
- 2 collectors