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 Blanc600
- Pinot Gris/Grigio166
- Other White Blends124
- Rhône White Blends80
- Other White Wine64
- Chenin Blanc33
- Bordeaux White Blends23
- Grenache Blanc23
- Pinot Blanc18
- Gruner Veltliner7
- Ribolla Gialla1
Ryme Las Brisas Vineyard His Vermentino 2014Vermentino from Carneros, California
Saddleback Los Carneros Vermentino 2014Vermentino from Carneros, California
Chesebro Wines Cedar Lane Vineyard Vermentino 2014Vermentino from Arroyo Seco, Monterey, Central Coast, California
Bailiwick Vermentino 2014Vermentino from California
Indian Rock Vineyards Vermentino 2014Vermentino from Sierra Foothills, California
Portalupi Vermentino Las Brisas Vineyard 2014Vermentino from Carneros, California
Tablas Creek Vermentino 2014Vermentino from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
Carneros Wine Company Mahoney Vineyards Las Brisas Vineyard Vermentino 2014Vermentino from Carneros, California
Venge Vineyards Marauder Vermentino 2014Vermentino from Napa Valley, California
Giornata Vermentino 2014Vermentino from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
Harrington Cedar Lane Vineyard Vermentino 2014Vermentino from Arroyo Seco, Monterey, Central Coast, California