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The Best Wines From California
California is the number one wine producer in the United States. While the state is best known for Cabernet and Chardonnay, one of my very favorite varieties found here is Syrah. Wine producers throughout California do an excellent job with this grape which expresses itself differently in cool climates than it does hot climates. Tasting a sample from a cool, northern region and then trying one from a hot and dry southern climate, and comparing how the same grape ends up in a glass is both fascinating and insightful.
We also include lots of reviews of one of our favorite value varieties, Petite Sirah. If you're a Cabernet lover looking to save money or want a great wine to pair with your steak, Petite Sirah is a great option.
Some of the best value in California comes from blends, a combination of different grape varieties such as Cabernet and Merlot. When done well, these blends allow the winemakers to essentially take the best of each variety and combine them for what is often much greater than the sum of its parts. Many red and white blends in California are terrific. And if you're skeptical of blended wines, just realize this: many of the wines you currently drink from California may be labeled as a single variety but in actuality they are a blend! Labeling laws in the state allow a wine to be labeled as a single variety if it contains at least 75% of that variety. This means that premium Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that you love (and paid extra for) could have up to 25% Merlot in it!
Read on for our list of The Best Wine From California Under $20!
This big wine with a tiny price tag is back! Bulk Buy rated, pure Petite Sirah goodness, the Writer's Block Petite Sirah from Steele Wines … [Read more...]
Quite a flavorful wine for just $10, the Kirkland Signature Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel from Costco. Zinfandel from Sonoma … [Read more...]
Another fascinatingly delicious wine from master winemaker Clark Smith, the Winesmith Ricci Vineyard Saint Laurent. 92 points. 27 … [Read more...]
Bulk Buy! The Trader Joe's Grand Reserve Napa Valley Meritage Lot 86. A Meritage (red blend) of undisclosed varieties from Napa … [Read more...]
91 points for under $12 a bottle. It's a 1 day Insider Deal on the Ryder Estate Pinot Noir Rosé. This highly recommended rosé will … [Read more...]
A tasty new find from Aldi, the 30 Miles Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc. … [Read more...]
Save over 50% on this Highly Recommended, extremely low production, single vineyard Pinot Noir! … [Read more...]
A big name at a low price thanks to Costco, the Kirkland Signature Series Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from … [Read more...]
Smooth and easy Cab from a high-class AVA, the Trader Joe's Platinum Reserve Oakville Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 97. Cabernet … [Read more...]
Delicious and highly recommended Cab from an unexpected place. Save almost 50% on the Hill Top Winery Ranch House Cabernet … [Read more...]
Save over 40% on this dry and delicious Bulk Buy Grenache Rosé that gets to you in time for Valentine's Day. It's a 1 day deal on the Fossil … [Read more...]