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California

United States
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Region Description

California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States, and is home to some of the world's most renowned wine regions. With its diverse topography, climate, and soil, California is a paradise for wine lovers. The history of winemaking in California dates back to the 18th century, when Spanish missionaries planted the first vineyards in the state. Since then, California has become one of the world's leading wine producers, with over 4,000 wineries and more than 100 different grape varieties.

Beautiful landscape of California wine region

Grapes & Wine Styles

California is known for its wide variety of grape varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, and Syrah. The state is also home to some of the world's most unique and innovative wine styles, such as sparkling wines, dessert wines, and fortified wines.

Notable Producers

California is home to some of the world's most famous wineries, including Robert Mondavi, Beringer, and Stag's Leap. These wineries produce some of the world's most sought-after wines, and are known for their commitment to quality and innovation.

Fun Fact about California
California is America’s number one wine producing state. About 6,000 growers produce more than 3,6 million tons of grapes.

Top Wines from California

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Meiomi Pinot Noir

Meiomi

User Rating:
4.1
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Expert Rating:
4.5
Meiomi Pinot Noir is a medium-bodied red wine from California. With lush aromas of ripe cherry, strawberry, and mocha, it has a rich and silky texture that leads to a long, lingering finish. The flavors are of ripe raspberry, cranberry, blackberry, and clove, with subtle hints of oak. It is a well-crafted, balanced and easy drinking wine that pairs well with a variety of dishes.
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$12.99
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7 NV Vintages Available
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The Prisoner Saldo Zinfandel

The Prisoner

User Rating:
4.2
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Expert Rating:
4.0
The Prisoner Saldo Zinfandel is a captivating wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Crafted in a renowned appellation, this wine is made from grapes sourced from exceptional vineyards. The vineyard features contribute to the wine's distinct character, with unique terroir and ideal growing conditions. The winemaking process is carefully executed, resulting in a wine that is rich, bold, and full-bodied. The Saldo Zinfandel embodies a style that is both elegant and powerful, with intense flavors and a long, lingering finish. It is a wine that truly stands out, offering a memorable experience for wine enthusiasts.
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Pork
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$14.99
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7 NV Vintages Available
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Bonanza Cabernet Sauvignon Lot

Bonanza

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4.1
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Expert Rating:
3.8
Bonanza Cabernet Sauvignon Lot is a remarkable wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Crafted in California, this wine is made from grapes sourced from exceptional vineyards. The vineyard features contribute to the wine's exceptional quality, with ideal soil composition and favorable climate conditions. The winemaking process is carefully executed, resulting in a wine that beautifully expresses the characteristics of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. With its bold and full-bodied style, this wine offers rich flavors of dark fruits, elegant tannins, and a lingering finish. Bonanza Cabernet Sauvignon Lot is a true testament to the artistry and passion behind winemaking.
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Vegetable
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$8.95
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The Prisoner Red Blend

The Prisoner

User Rating:
4.4
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Expert Rating:
4.3
The Prisoner Red Blend is a bold, full-bodied wine that showcases the best of California's renowned vineyards. A blend of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Charbono, this wine has a strong, dark fruit aroma, with notes of blackberries, cherries, and raspberries. On the palate, you can expect flavors of raspberry jam, black pepper, and a hint of tobacco. The finish is long and smooth, with a lingering hint of spice. Enjoy this wine with grilled meats, stews, and dark chocolate desserts.
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$56.94
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7 Vintages Available
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Barefoot Moscato

Barefoot

User Rating:
3.8
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Expert Rating:
3.8
Barefoot Moscato is a delightful wine that is produced by a well-known winery. The winemaking process involves careful attention to detail, resulting in a wine that is crafted with expertise. This Moscato showcases a style that is both refreshing and vibrant, making it a popular choice among wine enthusiasts. Its flavor profile is characterized by luscious notes of ripe fruits, balanced with a hint of sweetness. With its approachable and easy-drinking nature, Barefoot Moscato is perfect for those seeking a delightful and enjoyable wine experience.
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Dessert
Thai
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Salad
Bruschetta And Crostini
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$3.99
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