Category Archives: usa california

De Sante Napa Cabernet 2011

De Sante, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville AVA, Napa Valley, California, USA, 2011 This wine: lot No. LDESAOK11, ostensibly varietal cabernet sauvignon (but at least one other recent vintage contains some % of cabernet franc), long (50mm) coated natural cork closure, 14% … Continue reading

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Bonterra Merlot California 2015

Bonterra, Merlot, California, Wine of the USA, 2015 This wine: lot No. L206171015C (below front label), California is an AVA, or statewide appellation, organic, a merlot dominant blend, with petite syrah (aka durif) and malbec, aged for 12 months in … Continue reading

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Edna Valley Point Noir 2012

Edna Valley Vineyard, Edna Valley AVA, Central Coast, California, USA, 2012 On Edna Valley Edna Valley is an AVA (American Viticultural Area) in San Luis Obispo county, itself south of San Francisco. The valley runs east-west with a southerly exposure, … Continue reading

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Easton Cabernet Franc USA 2011

Easton, Monarch Mine Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Sierra (Nevada) Foothills Region, California, USA, 2011 This wine: lot No. 88080311 found without L prefix (on the bottle), varietal cabernet franc, short term wood ageing, coated natural cork closure with a dense collection … Continue reading

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Sonoma Chardonnay 2014

La Crema, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, Wine of USA, California, USA, 2014 This wine: lot No. not found, varietal chardonnay, Diam 3 agglomerate cork closure, 13.5% abv, Ann et Vin, £22 (01/19) Consumer tasting note: barrel fermented Californian chardonnay, with almost … Continue reading

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Brazin Zinfandel Lodi 2015

Brazin Cellars, Old Vine Zinfandel, Wine of USA, Lodi, CentralValley, Caifornia, USA, 2015 On Californian zinfandel Elsewhere known as primitivo, zinfandel is widely planted in California, where it is used to produce two main styles. These are full-bodied rich reds … Continue reading

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Iron Horse California 2009

Iron Horse, Brut, Green Valley, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA, 2009 This wine: lot no. DISG12314, a blend of 74% pinot noir with chardonnay, only 2400 c/s produced, mushroom natural cork closure; 13.5% abv, BBR bin end, £15 (09/17) … Continue reading

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