California Wine

California wine is wine made in the U.S. state of California. Nearly three-quarters the size of France, California accounts for nearly 90 percent of American wine production. The production in California alone is one third larger than that of Australia. If California were a separate country, it would be the world's fourth-largest wine producer.The state's viticultural history dates back to the 18th century when Spanish missionaries planted the first vineyards to produce wine for Mass.Today there are more than 1,200 wineries in the state, ranging from small boutique wineries to large corporations like E & J Gallo Winery with distribution across the globe.
Posts about California Wine
    • 2014: A Few of My Favorite Things

      My signed barrel at Passaggio Wines I keep trying to come up with a way to describe this year in my life, but all I keep coming up with is crazy. Anyone who thinks it’s easy to do a life 360 needs to give it a try. You can read more about my personal life this year at this link. At any rate, this is my year-end roundup from the wine and travel side of my life, clearly not normal, either.

      Traveling Wine Chickin Cabernet Franc- 10 readers -
    • SIDURI WINERY’S 2012 SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR

      “Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.” … Plautus Siduri is another example of wineries began by first generation winemakers who have garnered acclaim and a cult following of wine lovers; in this case lovers of Pinot Noir. Founded in 1994 by Adam and Diana Lee on a shoe string budget, the Lees have developed Siduri into a winery producing more than twenty ...

      Wine Mizerin Pinot Noir- 35 readers -
    • Northwest wines’ pioneering spirit bolster S.F. Chronicle’s top 100 list

      Jon Bonné, wine editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, selected 20 wines from Oregon and Washington for his annual list of the top wines from the West Coast. (Reprinted with permission from The New California Wine by Jon Bonné, copyright (c) 2013) SAN FRANCISCO – Wines from Washington and Oregon garnered 20 percent of the top 100 list from the influential San Francisco Chronicle.

      Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine- 4 readers -
  • Expensive wine 70: Hess Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 2008

    … The wine world, and especially the red wine world, is as class conscious as Victorian Britain. It’s not enough that serious wine drinkers aren’t supposed to drink cheap wine. They’re also not supposed to drink certain brands, not if they want to hang with the cool kids. Fortunately for the blog’s visitors, the Wine Curmudgeon could care less…

    The Wine Curmudgeon- 7 readers -
  • Holiday Gift Guide 2014 and 2015

    … I've read two of Boo Walkers books in Kindle format. "Lowcountry Punch" and "Turn or Burn". Boo works for Hedges Family Estate on Red Mountain. I've casually met him a couple of times at the winery. He's originally from Charleston, SC and that's the setting for the first book. The second book I read starts at Red Mountain then travels to Seattle…

    William Pollard Jr/ Wild 4 Washington Wine- 2 readers -
  • Budget Wine: RR Rare Red 4 Grape Blend NV California

    … An innovative blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, Zinfandel and Primativo by Scotto Cellars. Juicy, juicy, juicy black cherry, slightly candied, with fresh loam and cocoa, a round, soft medium-bodied palate with light tannins, and a short but flavorful finish. This is a bold but cheerful, refreshing wine. Underlying spice notes hint at seriousness…

    Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts- 3 readers -
  • 2012 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon

    … Varietal: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon; 16% Merlot; 2% Cabernet Franc; 2% Petit Verdot Region: Napa Valley, CA – USA Cost: $50 (SRP) Winemaker’s Note: Lush and smooth with a deep ruby red color and aromas of black cherry, red plum, and sandalwood that lift out of the glass. The wine has an inviting rich entry with a velvety texture and captivating…

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guruin Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot- 5 readers -
  • Holiday Gift Guide

    … of California” by Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, (a.k.a. “The World Wine Guys”). Mike and Jeff’s delightful personality shines throughout this exceptionally complete opus that includes descriptions of the individual regions (AVAs), reviews of selected wineries and discussions with influential winemakers as well as recipes featuring California fare…

    Grapelines- 4 readers -
  • Zap Intimate Zinfandel Experience is Back! January 29-31, 2015

    … ZAP Announces the 24th Annual Zinfandel Experience Tasting Event January 29-31, 2015 at the Presidio, San Francisco. The premier tasting event for Zinfandel lovers will celebrate its 24th anniversary, January 29-31, 2015 with four festive celebratory events over three days that feature a diverse selection of wines and styles from renowned…

    Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TV- 7 readers -
  • Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 15 Dec 2014

    … Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: Fiestarita Type: White Vineyard: Fiesta Vineyard & Winery Buy local A semi-sweet white wine with hints of tangerine…

    Khristine Claud/ The Vineyard Trail- 6 readers -
  • 6 Gift Ideas for Livermore Valley Wine Lovers

    … Looking for the perfect holiday gift for that Livermore Valley wine lover in your life? Our friends at the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association have you covered. Just in time to stuff some stockings, the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association has partnered with Yiftee to create the Livermore Valley Wine Country Gift Pass, a digital gift…

    Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TV- 4 readers -
  • Wine of the Month Club a Suitable Gift of Wine

    … not everyone lives near wine country. Is this the kind of gift I would enjoy? Perusing the newsletter I received, their Vintner Series and Limited Series included different wines. Wines in those shipments were from France and Spain in the Vintners package and the Limited had French and New Zealand wines. That would be more my speed and would…

    William Pollard/ Wild 4 Washington Wine- 4 readers -
  • 2012 Juxtapoz

    …. Soft, round, long, and full on the finish. My Review: I was impressed when this wine showed up – it was housed in an impressive package that included tasting notes, a kaleidascope, and, of course, the wine. But that’s not what you’re really here for – you’re want to know what I think of the wine. Juxtapoz Packaging First off, in the glass…

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guruin Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah Malbec- 3 readers -
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  • 2009 Clos de la Tech Pinot Noir

    … will say that if you’re looking for a lighter Pinot Noir, this isn’t the one you want to reach for. But, if you’re more interested in something with body that isn’t your usual Cabernet or Merlot, this is definitely one worth checking out and one I certainly enjoyed. The post 2009 Clos de la Tech Pinot Noir appeared first on The Good Wine Guru. Related posts: Root:1 Pinot Noir 2009 Pinot Evil Pinot Noir Gravelly Ford Pinot Noir 2009 …

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guruin Pinot Noir Merlot- 5 readers -
  • Top Wines and Spirits 2014

    … of Setúbal, Portugal... 93+ points, $65+ USD 3. Dalva 1963 Colheita white-port, Duoro, Portugal... 93 points, $115++ USD honorable mention: Hainle Vineyards 2010 Gewürztraminer Icewine, Peachland, BC, Canada... 93 points, $85++ CAD 1st place Spirits and perhaps the finest spirit I have ever experienced. #Magical SPIRITS 1. Marcel Trépout 1968…

    a chef's journey to learn winein Sauvignon Blanc- 1 readers -
  • Mini-reviews 67: Black Friday wine edition

    …%): Surprisingly tasty given that it seemed, from all appearances, to be just another California sweet pink wine. But it’s just barely sweet, and the red fruit (strawberry?) balances the sweetness. This is wine for someone who wants to try something other than white zinfandel. The post Mini-reviews 67: Black Friday wine edition appeared first on Wine Curmudgeon. …

    The Wine Curmudgeon- 5 readers -
  • New Stomping Ground in St Helena: Vine Cliff Winery (VIDEO)

    … is an experienced broadcast journalist and has worked at various television stations across the country and most recently at KPIX-TV/CBS 5 and KSEE-TV/NBC 24 More Posts - Twitter - LinkedIn - Google Plus PUBLISHED DATE: November 26th, 2014 | WINE CATEGORY: Videos, Wine Country POST TAGS: , Cabernet Sauvignon, California Wine, Chardonnay, Napa Valley, Oakville, St Helena, Tasting Room, Vine Cliff Winery, Wine Tasting …

    Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TVin Cabernet Sauvignon Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Dominus + Napanook Wine Tasting 2011 to 1991 Vertical

    … was a difficult vintage. It was cooler all summer, until August 24th, when the temperature jumped to 107F! It burned a lot of grapes. This wine is made of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% of Petit Verdot, a rare combination here. On the nose, you get the typical aromas of the varietal, like currants and cedar wood, but also some menthol and eucalyptus…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLeanin Cabernet Franc- 2 readers -
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