California Wine U.S.
Learn about Californian wine, common tasting notes, where the region is and more ...
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.
- Sauvignon Blanc373
- Pinot Gris/Grigio99
- Other White Blends80
- Rhône White Blends58
- Other White Wine41
- Chenin Blanc18
- Bordeaux White Blends17
- Pinot Blanc13
- Grenache Blanc8
- Gruner Veltliner2
Qupe Bien Nacido Vineyard Hillside Roussanne 2011Roussanne from Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California
Hagafen Ripken Vineyard Roussanne 2011Roussanne from Lodi, California
Sierra Vista Roussanne 2011Roussanne from El Dorado, Sierra Foothills, California
Clos Solene Essence de Roussanne 2011Roussanne from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
Donkey & Goat Stone Crusher Roussanne 2011Roussanne from El Dorado, Sierra Foothills, California
Cass Winery Roussanne 2011Roussanne from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
Big Basin Homestead Block Roussanne 2011Roussanne from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Terre Rouge Roussanne 2011Roussanne from Sierra Foothills, California
Kinero Cellars Rustler James Berry Vineyard Roussanne 2011Roussanne from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
Vie Winery Roussanne 2011Roussanne from Lake County, North Coast, California
Tablas Creek Roussanne 2011Roussanne from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
Black Sheep Finds Holus Bolus Blanc 2011Roussanne from Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California
Casque Wines Roussanne 2011Roussanne from Amador, Sierra Foothills, California