International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91Vivid ruby-red. Intense aromas of raspberry compote, potpourri, sandalwood and minerals, with an exotic blood orange nuance adding complexity. Stains the palate with vibrant red and dark berry flavors and picks up cola and mocha qualities and a touch of licorice. Shows a suave floral pastille nuance on a clinging finish framed by youthfully chewy tannins. Still very young but aeration helps open it up quite a bit.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2014
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.
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- 19 bottles owned
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