American wine is so much more than the three Pacific coast states. Sure, California, Oregon and Washington state do produce the more well known wines but I'm looking to find some great wines from the other states too.
In the meantime, we have a few fabulous producers from the Pacific coast including the outstanding Chateau Montelena.
A rich, perfumed varietal, this wine has pineapple, peach, and apricot flavors, with accents of floral and citrus notes. Pairs well with Gruyere or Camembert cheese, sushi, or tarragon chicken....
Elysium is a brilliant crimson purple colour with aromas of ripe berries, rose petals, strawberries and lychees. The vibrant acidity balances beautifully with the sweetness of this wine making it...
Vibrant orange in colour, this wine delivers luscious sweet oranges and apricots on the palate. The bittersweet orange marmalade notes balance well with the zesty citric acidity.
Full-bodied and rich with blackberry and blackcurrant fruit; hints of vanilla. An organic wine from this old family company.
A sweet grassiness on the nose, the smell of a freshly mown cricket pitch in summer. Herbaceous more than fruity but swings a vigorous punch of flavour across the palate....
From Cline's oldest vines, that only crop at 2 to 3 tons per acre, this wine sees ten months in American oak, a quarter of it new, giving a lovely...
Lychees, grass and sea salt on the delicate nose. The palate has green chilli, a little hawthorn bush too, and althought the booze does spike a bit in the midpalate...
A rich and full-bodied wine with aromas of black cherry and spicy cinnamon, com- pliment the ripe flavours of black currant and plum. Adding a small amount of Syrah and...
Gooseberry, ripe pear and citrus fruit flavours; lovely crisp acidity; refreshing, satisfying finish.
It says dry on the label, but it tastes as if there is a smidgeon of residual sugar. Lovely lime and a bit of honeysuckle. Fresh and bracing, not complex...
A delicious oaky Cabernet from this outstanding producer. Full of dark berries, vanilla notes and a herbal, plum finish. Delicious. Contains Sulphites
Cranberry flavours with peppery spice and hints of orange; rich and full with medium tannins and acidity.
"Hipster alert! Slightly high-toned aromas of yellow apple, dried fruits, nuts and spices. Dry and chewy in the mouth, with a pronounced phenolic character to the flavours of pear skin,...
Essential aromatics of bramble-brush and spice
This is a great introduction to the Sandhi wines, made with grapes from sites in the Santa Rita Hills, Santa Maria and Santa Ynez appelations, from vines around 25 years...
Bright and lively with sweet plum aromas; chalky tannins and lovely texture.
Dark and earthy with smoky cigar aromas, with blueberries and ink. The palate is dark and powerful, some punchy tobacco and leather flavours, dark chocolate emerges from the blackcurrants and...
Combines fruit from a who's who of the appellation's most renowned vineyards. In both the aromas and on the palate this is a vivid and energetic wine, with lovely layers...
A very elegant Cabernet Sauvignon from Matthiasson. A broad but structured palate, with lots of soft tannin cloaking the acidity, and a long intense finish.
Smoky lemon and mineral aromas; hints of grapefruit and brioche; medium bodied with racy acidity. With only four hectares of Chardonnay, this wine is very limited, particularly on this side...
Juicy cherry, black pepper and savoury nuances; full-bodied with heaps of texture; eathy hints on finish.
Full of flavour, wonderfully complex and incredibly drinkable, this is a stunning wine from one of the world
A fabulous bottle of wine from California. Montelena's Estate Cabernet is big and bold, but supremely elegant and skillfully made. A wine that is showing why this producer is a...