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
    • J. Lohr: 40 Years On The Rhone

      2014 marks the 40th anniversary of one of the premiere wine labels from the Central Coast, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, named for Jerry Lohr, pioneer in planting vineyards in both Monterey and in Paso Robles. The Rhone tale begins in the late 1980s, when Lohr saw Paso Robles pioneer, Gary Eberle, having success with Syrah.

      Wine Oh TVin Pinot Noir Syrah- 4 readers -
    • Budget Wine: Carnivor 2012 California

      Inky with purple hues suggest this is not just Cabernet. The winery notes say Petite Sirah and Merlot were added. Very ripe blackberry and prominent vanilla, espresso, and wet leaf aromas, but with some odd though subtle grassy notes give this an interesting nose. The concentrated palate develops more chocolate and is full bodied with low acidity.

      Dwight Furrow/ Edible Artsin Merlot- 4 readers -
    • Can She Pair a Pumpkin Pie?

      Can She Pair a Pumpkin Pie? One from the archives, but timed rather well… After the Thanksgiving meal is served…and served, and served, and served…you swear you’ll never eat again. But, after an hour or so of watching football, washing dishes, or snoozing on the couch, you’re ready for some pumpkin pie.

      The Bubbly Professor- 1 readers -
  • Lodi, Old-Vine Zinfandel, and Oak Ridge Winery Old Zin Vines

    … The Lodi AVA is located in California's Central Valley - east of San Francisco Bay and west of the Sierra Nevada foothills. It's Mediterranean climate of hot days and cool nights (maritime breezes) creates a conducive environment for wine grapes - particularly Lodi's signature grape: Zinfandel. And usually old-vine zinfandel. Old vine? Some…

    Todd M. Godbout/ WineCompass- 1 readers -
  • A Proud Wine Blogger Mommy Moment

    I don't talk that much about my kids but raising them, you never know what they absorb. For them, growing up in our house, when Paul and I got home from work, we uncorked a bottle and shared our day ventures with each other and the kids. After we uncorked the bottle, we always discussed it, the aromas, the flavors. Yes we did let the kids smell and if they wanted to taste.

    Debbie Gioquindo/ Hudson Valley Wine Goddess- 1 readers -
  • Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 10 Nov 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: Chalet Type: Red Vineyard: Terror Creek Winery Buy local Gamay Noir and Pinot Noir blend, a lighter red wine, delicious year ’round and served slightly chilled.

    Khristine Claud/ The Vineyard Trail- 3 readers -
  • Hello stranger!

    … that has little to do with what I blog about. What is the German name for adding sugar to a wine that is still fermenting? The classifications for Austrian wine that are not in Germany? What about the communes in Chianti? Sangiovese, Garnacha, Riesling oh my! Step away from the computer before you do something rash! So, that is how the blog got…

    Luscious Lushesin Riesling- 1 readers -
  • 2012 Noble Vines 667 Pinot Noir

    Varietal: Pinot Noir Region: Monterey, California – USA Cost: $15 (SRP) Winemaker’s Notes: Noble Vines 667 Pinot Noir exhibits appealing aromas of black cherry, earth and a touch of vanilla. Plush tannins and balanced acidity support core flavors of ripe Bing cherry, bittersweet cocoa powder, and delicate hints of sage. Enjoy on its own or with salmon, Veal Parmesan, or grilled lamb.

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guru- 4 readers -
  • Sonoma: A Wine & Food Affair

    … in Sonoma County, California COST: $70 for November 1 and 2 (Saturday and Sunday) $50 for Sunday only, November 2 $30 for designated drivers for November 1 and 2 All ticket types include the Tasting Along the Wine Road calendar For every ticket sold, $1 is donated to the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Tickets are on sale now! Ticket sales are non…

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  • Blind Book Review: "Sherry"

    … is. But she fell in love with Sherry, moved to Spain in order to immerse herself in Sherry, and to unlock the Wine World’s Best Kept Secret. Baiocchi explains the differences between Fino, Amontillado, Manzanilla, Oloroso, Palo Cortado and Larry Sherry, which is a big relief. There’s nothing she doesn’t explain. From how Sherry barrels are only…

    Ron Washam/ HoseMaster of Wine™- 3 readers -
  • Wine Tourism: Lula Cellars in Mendocino

    … new 22-acre property, nestled amongst the rolling hills of bucolic Anderson Valley in Mendocino County, Northern California. The new property, with a quarter mile of frontage along Hwy 128 in Philo, features a tasting room, a pond, a 14-acre Pinot Noir vineyard, a small-production winemaking facility, and beginning in 2015, a 10,000 square foot…

    Wine Diva Lifestylein Pinot Noir- 4 readers -
  • 2013 Handcraft Chardonnay

    … Varietal: Chardonnay with a dash of Malvasia Bianca and other aromatic whites Region: California – USA Cost: $13 (SRP) Winemaker’s Notes: Pour a glass and enjoy the lovely floral and honey aromatics with soft hints of lemon zest, green apple, and toasty oak. Then savor a sip as you taste bright citrus, peach, honey, pear, and creamy marshmallow…

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guruin Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Silver Oak Winery: Women In Wine Sense

    … About Me I live my life around what is in my wine glass, the food on my plate, where I am, and my friends around me. It’s not wine snobbery. It’s what wine pairs with a hot dog or a five course dinner... Read More …

    Wine Diva Lifestyle- 1 readers -
  • Best LCBO Wine Reviews and Ratings: Vintages Release October 11

    … You can access the 59 wines that I reviewed for October 11 as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for September 27. If you are a Paid Member, you can add my wine picks to your custom shopping list with one click and access that list on your smartphone to find the stock…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean- 5 readers -
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