There is something of a renaissance going on with the wines of the USA; a resurgence of interest in these fascinatingwines and a buzz about ‘New California’. The funny thing is there has been no radical shift in winemaking recently, just more of a recognition that the big, showy style of wines are now history and that we have all been a bit slow in catching up with what is being produced! The wines are clean, fresh and vibrant, as well as being approachable even in their youth, and ‘approachable’ should not be misconstrued as ‘simple’. The best wines of California and Oregon are a match for any the world over – something we have known since the famous Paris Tasting of 1976. If you haven’t tried these wines for a while we urge you to give them another chance, they should confound and charm you.

California’s success can almost be to the exclusion of the other states, particularly on the East Coast, but bottles from the Pacific North-West are more widely seen, with Oregon’s Willamette area being the American home of Pinot Noir while Washington State has a wider roster of performers. California, beyond its gallons of semi-sweet ‘jug’ wine, turns its hand to Chardonnays in Sonoma and Carneros plus Cabernets and Merlots in Napa to occasionally trump the best of France. ‘Rhône Rangers’ excel south of San Francisco while California’s very own Zinfandel is given a home throughout.

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  1. Angel's Flight White Zinfandel
    Angel's Flight White Zinfandel, California 2018
    Zinfandel 11.0% Vol
    USA > California
    A juicy refreshing rosé packed full of crushed strawberry and raspberry fruit. The finish is...
    £8.90 per bottle
  2. Wente 'Morning Fog' Chardonnay
    Wente 'Morning Fog' Chardonnay, San Francisco Bay 2018
    Chardonnay 13.5% Vol
    USA > California
    From this long established family firm comes a wine with enticing aromas of tropical and citrus...
    £14.95 per bottle
  3. Foxcover White Zinfandel, California
    Foxcover White Zinfandel, California
    Zinfandel 10.5% Vol
    USA > California
    Coral pink in colour. Delicate and refreshing with soft fruit flavours of strawberries and...
    £8.20 per bottle
  4. Bogle Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel
    Bogle Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel, California 2017
    Zinfandel 14.5% Vol
    USA > California
    This is concentrated stuff, made from old vines. The dynamic Bogle team has produced a wine in...
    £17.50 per bottle
  5. Bogle Vineyards Petite Sirah
    Bogle Vineyards Petite Sirah, California 2016
    Petite Sirah 14.0% Vol
    USA > California
    Bogle's flagship red, they have been producing this excellent wine since 1978. Trademark inky,...
    £17.60 per bottle
  6. Rodney Strong Chardonnay
    Rodney Strong Vineyards Chardonnay, Sonoma County 2017
    Chardonnay 13.5% Vol
    USA > California
    Attractive apple and citrus flavours together with some spicy caramel and vanilla combine to give a...
    £22.00 per bottle
  7. Wente 'Charles Wetmore' Cab Sauv
    Wente 'Charles Wetmore' Cabernet Sauvignon, Livermore Valley 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon 14.5% Vol
    USA > California
    From an old company established in 1883, this wine shows all that experience with wonderful aromas,...
    £21.00 per bottle
  8. Turley Estate Zinfandel, Napa Valley
    Turley Estate Zinfandel, Napa Valley 2017
    Zinfandel 15.0% Vol
    USA > California
    Herbs, spices, dried rose petals over cherry fruit with black pepper and a meaty character. Quite...
    £46.00 per bottle
  9. Shafer Relentless, Napa Valley
    Shafer Relentless, Napa Valley 2016
    Syrah/Shiraz 15.0% Vol
    USA > California
    An intense wine with black fruit, lovely coconut oak and a palate bursting with blackberry jam. A...
    £82.00 per bottle
  10. Othello, Moueix, Napa
    Othello, Christian Moueix, Napa Valley 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon 14.5% Vol
    USA > California
    Fresh aromas of strawberries with hints of caramel, sage and mint. On the palate it is rich and...
    £44.00 per bottle
  11. Willakenzie Pinot, Willamette, Oregon
    WillaKenzie Gisèle Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2015
    Pinot Noir 14.5% Vol
    USA > Oregon
    From a beautifully situated winery in Oregon comes this attractive garnet-coloured wine. It offers...
    £36.00 per bottle
  12. Cline Cellars Viognier, Sonoma
    Cline Viognier, North Coast, California 2018
    Viognier 14.5% Vol
    USA > California
    Rich and distinctive aromas of peaches, apricots, orange-blossom, and honeysuckle. It is full...
    £14.50 per bottle
  13. Bogle Vineyards Chenin, Clarksburg
    Bogle Vineyards Chenin Blanc, Clarksburg, California 2018
    Chenin Blanc 12.5% Vol
    USA > California
    A delightful floral nose of blossom leads on to a classic Chenin palate of honey, green apples and...
    £16.20 per bottle
  14. Elysium Black Muscat
    Elysium California Black Muscat, Dessert Wine, Quady 2017 - Half
    Muscat/Moscatel 15.0% Vol
    USA > California
    Elysium is used to either accompany or replace dessert. It is wonderful with blue cheeses, with...
    £14.50 per bottle
  15. Essencia Orange Muscat
    Essensia Orange Muscat, California, Quady 2016 - Half
    Muscat/Moscatel 15.0% Vol
    USA > California
    From 100% Orange Muscat with an aroma reminiscent of Orange Blossom and Apricot, and a lingering...
    £14.50 per bottle
  16. Cuvaison Pinot Noir, Napa/Carneros
    Cuvaison 'Estate Grown' Pinot Noir, Napa Valley, Carneros 2017
    Pinot Noir 14.0% Vol
    USA > California
    Plenty of concentration, complexity and length in this blend of fruit from Napa and cool Carneros....
    £32.00 per bottle
  17. Cline Cellars Ancient Vine Mourvedre
    Cline 'Ancient Vines' Mourvèdre, Contra Costa County, California 2017
    Mourvèdre/Mataró 15.5% Vol
    USA > California
    Mourvèdre needs plenty of sunshine to ripen properly and it certainly gets it here! A rich,...
    £19.95 per bottle

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