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Responsible for the vast majority of American wine production, if California were a country, it would be the world’s fourth largest wine-producing nation. The state’s diverse terrain and microclimates allow for an incredible range of wine styles, and unlike tradition-bound Europe, experimentation is more than welcome here. Wineries range from tiny, family-owned boutiques to massive corporations, and price and production are equally varied. Plenty of inexpensive bulk wine is made in the Central Valley area, while Napa Valley is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious and expensive “cult” wines.

Each American Viticultural Area (AVA) and sub-AVA of has its own distinct personality, allowing California to produce wine of every fashion: from bone dry to unctuously sweet, still to sparkling, light and fresh to rich and full-bodied. In the Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc dominate vineyard acreage. Sonoma County is best known for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rosé and Zinfandel. The Central Coast has carved out a niche with Rhône Blends blends based on Grenache and Syrah, while Mendocino has found success with cool climate varieties such as Pinot noir, Riesling and Gewürztraminer. With all the diversity that California has to offer, any wine lover will find something to get excited about here.

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  • Joseph Phelps Insignia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011 Front Label
    Joseph Phelps Insignia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Ridge Monte Bello (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011 Front Label
    Ridge Monte Bello (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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  • Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011  Front Label
    Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011 Front Label
    Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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  • Aubert CIX Vineyard Chardonnay (1.5L Magnum) 2011 Front Label
    Aubert CIX Vineyard Chardonnay (1.5L Magnum) 2011
    Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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  • Opus One (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011 Front Label
    Opus One (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Harlan Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011 Front Label
    Harlan Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011 Front Label
    Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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  • Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon (3 Liter Bottle) 2011 Front Label
    Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon (3 Liter Bottle) 2011
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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  • Hirsch San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir (1.5L Magnum) 2011 Front Label
    Hirsch San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir (1.5L Magnum) 2011
    Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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  • Corison Kronos Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011 Front Label
    Corison Kronos Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011 Front Label
    Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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  • Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon (3 Liter Bottle) 2011 Front Label
    Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon (3 Liter Bottle) 2011
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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