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....
A delicious Merlot containing six different clones of the grape. A fabulous fruit forward, blackberry and plum flavour with hints of tobacco and cocoa. Contains Sulphites
Seeing six months in French oak (35% new), this Lodi Zin is pretty much like liquidised Black Forest Gateaux. Chocolate, cream, black cherries and vanilla notes, it is a perfect...
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....
Great acidity, orange, lime and just a tiny touch of sweetness makes this a stunning aperitif wine. Contains Sulphites
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...
Youthful notes of lemon and honeysuckle are layered over canteloupe melon, nutmeg, and clove. The perception of richness is derived from fruit ripeness and ageing on regularly stirred yeast lees...
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.
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...
Named after Fred Cline's wife, this is from the family's outstanding vineyard in the Contra Casta Ranch. Big, powerful and bold with chocolate covered strawberries, vanilla and a load of...
Big chocolate and coconut husk comes out of the glass followed by a load of jam and a handful of dry earth thrown in. The palate has a fresh start...
Roasted pumpkin, hints of smoke, honey and pear on the nose. The palate is beeswaxy with a roundness and with phenolic elements. A little richer than Hunter Semillons, and certainly...
A blend of 48% Riesling, 30% Chardonnay, 16% Pinot Gris and 6% Gewurztraminer, this blend has been put into stainless steel and is all about freshness. Floral notes from the...
"Fresh - much fresher than many Napa Chardonnays - and easy but not for the long term." 15.5/20 Jancis Robinson Peter's Score - 89pts Contains Sulphites
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.
Valdiguié (pronounced in many different ways) was formerly known as Napa Gamay in California. All grapes went through carbonic maceration, making this wine fresh and ready to be enjoyed. We even suggest...
"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,...
A light style of gin - hints of juniper and herbs which make a lovely, light, refreshing alternative to bigger juniper focused London Dry Gins.