USA

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.

Areas within USA:

California

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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, San Francisco Bay 2018
    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 2018
    Petite Sirah 14.5% Vol
    USA > California
    Bogle's flagship red, they have been producing this excellent wine since 1978. Trademark inky,...
    £17.60 per bottle
  6. Bogle Vineyards Chenin
    Bogle Vineyards Chenin Blanc, Clarksburg, California 2019
    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
  7. Cline Cellars Viognier
    Cline Viognier, North Coast, California 2019
    Viognier 14.5% Vol
    USA > California
    Rich and distinctive aromas of peaches, apricots, orange-blossom, and honeysuckle. It is full...
    £14.50 per bottle
  8. Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select, Napa
    Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select, Napa Valley 2014
    Cabernet Sauvignon 15.5% Vol
    USA > California
    Deep, intense fruit and spices, black plum, blackberry pie, cassis and anise, along with nutmeg,...
    £270.00 per bottle
  9. Cline Cellars Ancient Vine Mourvedre
    Cline 'Ancient Vines' Mourvèdre, Contra Costa County, California 2018
    Mourvèdre/Mataró 15.0% Vol
    USA > California
    Mourvèdre needs plenty of sunshine to ripen properly and it certainly gets it here! A rich,...
    £19.95 per bottle
  10. Wente 'Beyer Ranch' Zinfandel
    Wente 'Beyer Ranch' Zinfandel, California 2017
    Zinfandel 14.5% Vol
    USA > California
    Classically fruity Zinfandel with aromas of plums with hints of raspberry and blueberry. It is...
    £14.95 per bottle
  11. Othello, Moueix, Napa
    Othello, Christian Moueix, Napa Valley 2016
    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
  12. Napanook, Moueix, Napa
    Napanook, Dominus Estate, 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...
    £75.00 per bottle
  13. Shafer 'Red Shoulder Ranch' Chardonnay
    Shafer 'Red Shoulder Ranch' Chardonnay, Napa Valley, Carneros 2017
    Chardonnay 14.9% Vol
    USA > California
    This is full of wonderful tropical fruit aromas with explosive fruit on the palate. 100% barrel...
    £56.00 per bottle
  14. Dominus, Moueix, Napa
    Dominus, Christian Moueix, Napa Valley 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon 14.5% Vol
    USA > California
    Deep and complex with aromas and flavours reminiscent of asian spices, lavender, and cedar with...
    £230.00 per bottle £250.00 per bottle
  15. 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
    Out of stock
  16. 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
  17. Eisele Cab Sauv, Napa
    Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.0% Vol
    USA > California
    The nose is spicy with forward notes of cinnamon, vanilla and cumin. Floral notes followed by black...
    £557.00 per bottle
  18. 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
  19. Essencia Orange Muscat
    Essensia California Orange Muscat, Dessert Wine, Quady 2018 - 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
  20. Bogle Vineyards Merlot
    Bogle Vineyards Merlot, California 2017
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    USA > California
    An elegant, soft, silky Merlot with aromas of cherries and spice. The palate is full of fresh red...
    £15.90 per bottle

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