Responsible for the vast majority of American wine production ...
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 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.
Charles Krug Claret (signs of past seepage) 1978Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1978Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
Currently Unavailable $199.00Try the 2014 Vintage 79 99199199Save $0.00 (0%)
Joseph Phelps Alexander Valley Zinfandel 1978Zinfandel from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
Veedercrest Steltzner Cabernet Sauvignon 1978Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon (high shoulder fill) 1978Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
Heitz Cellar Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1978Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
Currently Unavailable $209.00Try the 2004 Vintage 194 99209209Save $0.00 (0%)
Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve 1978Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Currently Unavailable $125.00Try the 2015 Vintage 149 99125125Save $0.00 (0%)
Heitz Cellar Bella Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 1978Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Heitz Cellar Bella Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1978Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California