California (/ˌkælɨˈfɔrnjə/) is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is the most populous U.S. state, home to one out of eight Americans (38 million people), and is the third largest state by area (after Alaska and Texas). California is bordered by Oregon to the north, Nevada to the east, Arizona to the southeast, and the Mexican State of Baja California to the south. It is home to the nation's second and fifth most populous census statistical areas (Greater Los Angeles area and San Francisco Bay Area, respectively), and eight of the nation's 50 most populated cities (Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach, and Oakland).
Posts about California
  • Claiborne & Churchill 2010 Estate Dry Riesling, Edna Valley

    Claiborne & Churchill, located in San Luis Obispo, has a focus on the dry, white wines of the Alsace region of France. They produce about 10,000 cases of wine a year with a focus on traditional European winemaking techniques. It’s a gem of a winery if you love great whites. The grapes for this wine come from the first real harvest of the Estate Riesling vineyard at Claib ...

    Toledo Wines and Vines- 4 readers -
  • Tanner DaFoe’s Cabernet Sauvignon

    … What could a former snowboarder and a former investment banker do but get together and make wine. Not just wine but cabernet sauvignon in Santa Ynez Valley, in the Central Coast’s southern Santa Barbara County? Jeff Tanner is the former investment banker and Rob DaFoe is the former snowboarding pro, and their enterprise is Tanner DaFoe Wines…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Cabernet Sauvignon- 11 readers -
  • Harvard… Hum… Brodiaea, Inc.

    … is already in the business, and convinced others to join him or her as a great investment. This would guarantee some success, because that person could eventually be the last one standing. A vineyard belonging to Brodiaea Inc. is owned by the Harvard endowment fund, and is located in Shandon, California. There’s something fascinating going…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 3 readers -
  • Camp Fire Wines

    … and trying them randomly….2009 was indeed a superb wine. Soft cherry fruit, pepper, bramble, hint of clove spice, mint – we had these with wild boar and sage sausage and merguez, with harrissa mayonnaise. Being from California I’ll always have soft spot for zinfandel, this guy is a benchmark for the rest. 2009 Ridge Geyserville Me and Bonny Doon…

    Spiltwine- 2 readers -
  • 2012 Scotto Family Cellars Malbec

    This is my third review of a wine from the Scotto winemaking family of Lodi. First I tried the 2011 50 Harvests Cabernet Sauvignon, followed by the 2012 50 Harvests Meritage. Though it was also fun to try the younger generation's hard cider. This is also a continuation of my exploration of the wines of Lodi.

    Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews- 5 readers -
  • Lula Cellars Gewurztraminer

    … I tend to have a soft spot in my heart for cool climate Gewurztraminer if they are dry with a good amount of spice. That specific style of Gewurztraminer is a versatile tool in any serious culinarians repertoire; especially if any spicy southeastern Asian cuisine is on the menu. If the combination of cuisine and varietal were a song I would say…

    Marc Hinton/ Enobytes- 5 readers -
  • Smith & Hook Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 - A Home Run!

    Another fantastic bottle from Hahn Family Wines. 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petite Sirah from Central Coast, California. SRP of $25. 4,000 cases produced. The wine was aged in 65% new French oak. This review is brought to you by CorkExclusive where you can get the Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 for just $16.99 plus FREE SHIPPING on 3+ bottles (mix&match).

    Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob- 11 readers -
  • Ben's Blush: Epoch Wine Estates

    After being gone for a whole week, it was nice to be home. Ben was very excited to see me, and his mom was very happy to not have 100% of his attention solely directed at her! It was a beautiful week in Colorado; we even had a happy hour/picnic in the park the other day. Ben spent most of the time chasing after the bigger kids that showed up.

    Kyle Schlachter/ Colorado Wine Press- 4 readers -
  • 2015 Wine Prices Forecast

    … this year. Premium wine being wines over $20 a bottle. Even though there is plenty of supply as California has had three large harvests in a row the demand is even higher. Plus there has been some pent-up desire on the part of the wineries that have held prices in check during the recession. The one part of the market that's hurting is for the under…

    Bob Hunnicutt/ Bob on Sonoma- 5 readers -
  • 2012 Hourglass III Red Blend

    … Hourglass owners Jeff and Carolyn Smith decided to replant parts of their Blueline vineyard, and the fruit from the new plantings went into this blend. It’s a new wine that winemaker Anthony Biagi (of Plumpjack) conceptualized and as you might expect, the wine is quite spectacular. The 2012 Hourglass III Red Blend is rich and enticing…

    Pamela Heiligenthal/ Enobytes- 5 readers -
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