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California

Santa Barbara County, making up the Southern part of the broad Central Coast area of California, was the region I most wanted to visit, …

A wine to drink on its own, since it has that Cali sweet flavour profile, rather than savoury. But above all, the altitude shines …

Tracey & Dante were over and I just managed to catch up with them. They brought me this from Paso Robles (equal parts Syrah, …

Iconic is a term often over-used. In the case of Ridge Vineyards it is entirely appropriate. Their instantly recognisable label design is, literally, an …

Pretty expensive for what it is, but then again, I guess that Napa Chardonnay is exactly that – expensive. More or less in the …

My first sparkler from the Anderson Valley, west of Napa and Sonoma. A pretty good effort from Roederer, although quite a way short of …

The best match we could come up with for a dish containing chillis, walnuts, beef, soured cream, sultanas and pomegranates was a Zinfandel, and …

From Napa Valley’s Hess Collection winery, this, picked up on a good deal that Dante got on US wine via The Wine Society. A …

Had to put this in again having deliberately bought the 2003 later to compare with this. From the 2nd Optimor case (wonder if there …

We had a very enjoyable visit to the Cakebread Cellars, after I emailed in advance, asking to meet a winemaker if possible, and sure …