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.
Stonestreet Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2002Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
Geyser Peak Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2002Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
Vina Robles Huerhuero Syrah 2002Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California
Havens Syrah 2002Syrah/Shiraz from Napa Valley, California
Clos du Bois Alexander Valley Tempranillo 2002Tempranillo from Sonoma County, California
Rutherford Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon (half-bottle) 2002Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Canyon Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2002Cabernet Sauvignon from California
Dry Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir 2002Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California
Valley of the Moon Sangiovese 2002Sangiovese from Napa Valley, California
Echelon Merlot (1.5 Liter) 2002Merlot from Central Coast, California
Havens Reserve Merlot 2002Merlot from Carneros, California
Turning Leaf Cabernet Sauvignon 2002Cabernet Sauvignon from California
Wente Sauvignon Blanc 2002Sauvignon Blanc from Central Coast, California
Steele Pacini Zinfandel 2002Zinfandel from California
Jade Mountain Old Vine Mourvedre 2002Mourvedre from California
Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant (375ML half-bottle) 2002Rhone Red Blends from Central Coast, California
Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (1.5-Liter) 2002Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California
Andretti Chardonnay 2002Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
Ravenswood Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2002Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California