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 Petite Sirah
    Bogle Vineyards Petite Sirah, California 2017
    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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Ceritas Elliott Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma County 2017
    Ceritas Elliott Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma County 2017
    Pinot Noir 15.0% Vol
    USA > California
    A stunning Pinot from Sonoma with great complexity and depth of flavour. Herbs red and black fruit...
    £65.00 per bottle
    Out of stock
  5. 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
  6. Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select, Napa
    Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon 15.5% Vol
    USA > California
    Overflowing with briary black fruit, juicy black cherry, dried cranberry, liquorice, and freshly...
    £280.00 per bottle
  7. 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
  8. Ridge Vineyards Cab Sauv, Santa Cruz
    Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mountains 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.5% Vol
    USA > California
    Complex and fruit-laden from hills just south of San Francisco Bay. It has bags of blackcurrant and...
    £63.00 per bottle
  9. 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
  10. Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon
    Rodney Strong Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County 2017
    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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Wente 'Beyer Ranch' Zinfandel
    Wente 'Beyer Ranch' Zinfandel, California 2016
    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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