Rating: 95Glass-staining ruby. Displays sexy, highly expressive aromas of cassis, blueberry, Indian spices and candied flowers, along with notes of incense and mocha. Sweet, pliant and expansive in the mouth, offering intense red and blue fruit and floral pastille flavors that become spicier and more energetic with air. Dense but nervy and light on its feet, finishing with outstanding clarity, smooth tannins and solid, mineral-driven punch. - Josh Raynolds
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
- 138 bottles owned
- 33 collectors