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. Bogle Vineyards Merlot
    Bogle Vineyards Merlot, California 2016
    Merlot 14.0% 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
  2. Bogle Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel
    Bogle Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel, California 2016
    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
  3. 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
  4. Cline Cellars Syrah, Sonoma, California
    Cline Syrah, Sonoma County 2015
    Syrah/Shiraz 14.0% Vol
    USA > California
    The warm days and cool evenings in Sonoma provide ideal conditions for ripening Syrah. Concentrated...
    £14.50 per bottle
  5. Wente 'Charles Wetmore' Cab Sauv
    Wente 'Charles Wetmore' Cabernet Sauvignon, Livermore Valley 2015
    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
  6. 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
  7. Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon
    Rodney Strong Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.5% Vol
    USA > California
    Herby blackcurrant flavours with ripe, mature tannins balanced with cedar and some spicy oak....
    £24.00 per bottle
  8. Cuvaison Pinot Noir, Napa/Carneros
    Cuvaison 'Estate Grown' Pinot Noir, Napa Valley, Carneros 2015
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    USA > California
    Plenty of concentration, complexity and length in this blend of fruit from Napa and cool Carneros....
    £28.50 per bottle
  9. Dominus, Moueix, Napa
    Dominus, Christian Moueix, Napa Valley 2015 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Cabernet Sauvignon 14.5% Vol
    USA > California
    Deep and complex with aromas and flavours reminiscent of asian spices, lavender, and cedar with...
    £250.00 per bottle
  10. Eisele Cab Sauv, Napa
    Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon USA > California
    The nose is spicy with forward notes of cinnamon, vanilla and cumin. Floral notes followed by black...
    £557.00 per bottle
  11. Eisele Altagracia, Napa
    Eisele Vineyard Altagracia Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon USA > California
    Dark cherry, raspberry and boysenberries with notes of vanilla and cinnamon. On the palate blue...
    £135.00 per bottle
  12. Shafer Vineyards TD-9, Napa Valley
    Shafer 'TD-9', Napa Valley 2016
    Merlot 15.5% Vol
    USA > California
    Dark and rich with plenty of sweet ripe fruit but also lots of complexity with notes of chocolate,...
    £62.00 per bottle
  13. Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select, Napa
    Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select, Napa Valley 2014 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    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
  14. Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon
    Rodney Strong Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon 14.5% Vol
    USA > California
    Herby blackcurrant flavours with ripe, mature tannins balanced with cedar and some spicy oak....
    £24.00 per bottle
  15. 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
  16. Cline Cellars Ancient Vine Mourvedre
    Cline 'Ancient Vines' Mourvèdre, Contra Costa County, California 2016
    Mourvèdre/Mataró 14.5% Vol
    USA > California
    Mourvèdre needs plenty of sunshine to ripen properly and it certainly gets it here! A rich,...
    £19.95 per bottle
  17. Wente 'Beyer Ranch' Zinfandel,California
    Wente 'Beyer Ranch' Zinfandel, Livermore Valley 2015
    Zinfandel 13.5% Vol
    USA > California
    Classically fruity Zinfandel with aromas of plums with hints of raspberry and blueberry. It is...
    £14.95 per bottle

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